Frederick County employees go above and beyond for animals

Used by permission Frederick County Virginia Government

Several Frederick County employees went above and beyond the line of duty in the rescue of some stranded animals.

First Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy Morris managed to rescue a Great Horned Owl who found himself trapped in the wastewater treatment chemical vault at Lake Frederick.

Despite the mess Deputy Morris rescued the owl after finding him covered in sewage, suffering from chemical burns and took him immediately to Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

After several baths and repairs to its injuries an update from Blue Ridge Wildlife Center has the animal in much better shape looking to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile Frederick County Professional Firefighters report the rescue of a kitten that had managed to find itself struck in a drainage pipe.

After hearing the cries of the kitten Firefighters and Sheriff’s Deputies located the kitten in a water runoff drainage pipe.

Firefighters still wonder how the kitten got into that situation, but it was recovered and now adopted by crew member rescuer Summer Sypolt who named the kitten Aqua.

Pictures of the Great Horned Owl are found here.

Pictures of Aqua are found by here.

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9/11 Commemorative events around the region

9/11 commemorative events to be held in the area include a 911 challenge at Skyline High School stadium Front Royal starting at 7:30 a.m..

The Strasburg American Legion will host a ceremony at 8 a.m..

The Woodstock Fire Department has a remembrance at 8:30 a.m..

 A ceremony at Lake Frederick starts at 9 a.m..

Middletown will release a video on the town Facebook page at noon.

Shenandoah University will hold a remembrance at 2:30 p.m..

Clarke County high school has a ceremony starting at 6 p.m..

All events will be held tomorrow the 20 year since the 911 tragedy.

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VDGIF Free Fishing Weekend

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is giving all Virginian’s the chance to fish for free through Sunday.

This weekend is a great opportunity for novice fisher’s to explore a new hobby without having to purchase a license.

All public waters in Virginia will be open for rod and reel fishing.

Catch limits, size, seasonal, and equipment regulations will still be in effect.

Find some favorite public spots along the Shenandoah River, Lake Frederick and in local parks like at Sherando Lake.

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