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.
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.