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
Awfully drab lawn decor: N. Imboden St., 500 block, March 24. A resident requested the removal of a trap near his home. An animal control officer discovered that the humane traps had been provided by a pest control service for the housing complex.
Didn’t need fluffing: Gunston Rd., 3200 block, March 22. An animal control officer opened a window in a laundry room and removed a flexible pipe from a dryer, allowing a bird to fly out.
Foster care drive for kittens and puppies: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is hosting a “baby shower” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the shelter. During the event, prospective caregivers learn about the league’s foster care program. Bring a gift for the foster parents or donate from the wish list by visiting www.alexandriaanimals.org.
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. The league’s Web site is www.awla.org.
Hawk recovering from crash: N. Randolph St., 900 block, March 8. An animal control officer picked up a hawk that had been hit by a driver and took it to a raptor conservancy.
Slammed against a pane: N. 27th St., 4100 block, March 9. A barred owl flew into a window and suffered a concussion. Animal control took the bird to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus