Good Friday morning, Alexandria!
Today’s weather is mostly cloudy with a high of 88. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning up until 2 p.m., with showers likely after that. Tomorrow: chance of showers again. High near 92.
🚨 You need to know
Last week, someone left out pieces of sausage with fishhooks in them in what seems to be an attempt to injure local dogs. Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has joined the hunt for the suspect.
The organization is adding another $5,000 to the existing $5,000 reward offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for planting pieces of sausage embedded with fishhooks at the Duke and Ingram streets intersection.
The full release from PETA — which somewhat comically called the city “Alexandria, Wash.” — is below:
PETA is offering up to $5,000 in addition to the $5,000 offered by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for planting pieces of sausage embedded with fishhooks around the intersection of Duke and Ingram streets.
Local resident Sarah Eberhardt was walking her dog Potato in the area around 9:30 a.m. last Friday when Potato picked up one of the sausage pieces and began gagging on it. Eberhardt called Animal Services, which canvassed the area and found nine sausage pieces with hooks inside them. After a visit to an emergency animal hospital, Potato is home and expected to make a full recovery.
“Companion animals and wildlife are in imminent danger as long as the cruel person(s) responsible for this malicious act is walking around free,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA urges people to stay alert when walking their dogs and asks anyone with information to come forward immediately before someone gets hurt.”
An investigation is ongoing, but there are currently no leads in the case, so PETA and the AWLA are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information, including residents in the vicinity with security camera footage, such as Ring recordings, should contact the AWLA at 703-746-6000 or [email protected].
The AWLA has been surveying the area daily to ensure that no additional sausages have been planted. However, PETA notes that dog guardians should always be vigilant when walking their companions and report any suspicious activity.
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📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today and this weekend in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM
Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.
Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.
Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.
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