Furry new roommate: Fillmore Ave., 5100 block, Feb. 27. Animal control officers picked up a stray dog that had walked into an apartment complex and took it to the shelter. An owner was located the same day.
Dog cared for after all: Luna Park Dr., 200 block, March 2. Officers responded to a report of a dog that was being left outdoors without food or water. After an investigation, no violations were found.
Cries from hunger: N. Underwood St., 1800 block, Feb. 25. A woman reported a stray cat crying on her porch. A responding animal control officer captured the 6-month-old cat, who appeared to be very hungry, and took it to the shelter, where it was made available for adoption.
Polly wanna adventure: S. Ninth St., 3200 block, March 1. A woman reported that her pet parrot had escaped and was in a nearby tree. After a failed attempt to catch the bird with a pole net, an animal control officer lured it down at nightfall with a flashlight to an area where it was confined.
Cat rescued from winter: Columbia Pike, 1900 block, March 2. Animal control picked up a stray older cat that a man had found and confined before a snowstorm was predicted to hit. The cat had been microchipped, and its owner was contacted.
19th annual Walk for the Animals: Registration is open for a three-mile walk or one-mile stroll, 10:30 a.m. May 10, Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington. www.awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.