Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

September 25, 2013
ALEXANDRIA

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which operates the city animal shelter and provides animal control services. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774. The league’s Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org .

Parrot dislodged to safety: Holmes Run Pkwy. and S. Jenkins St., Sept. 14. A parrot had escaped from its owner and flown up a tree near power lines. Using a ladder from the fire department, an animal control officer shook the branch on which the bird was sitting, and the bird flew down to its owner’s shoulder.

When doves cry? S. 28th St., 3100 block, Sept. 16. An officer picked up two nestling doves that were found in a box with no sign of the nest or a mother. The birds were taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Alexandria Shelter Walk fundraiser: Join the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 in Old Town’s Market Square for the second annual Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals. Walkers are encouraged to bring their dogs. To register, visit www.alexandriaanimals.org/walk.

ARLINGTON

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241 or go to www.awla.org.

Lone squirrel survivor: S. 23rd St., 3500 block, Sept. 12. Responding to a report about three 5-week-old squirrels that were tossed out of their nest during a storm, an animal control officer found only one survivor and took it to a rehabilitator.

Blessing for a blind dog: S. Fillmore St., 1800 block, Sept. 14. Animal control picked up a dog from a woman who found it wandering around a neighborhood, dodging cars. The dog, which is blind, was reunited with its owner the next day.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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