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.
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.