This case was 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
Kids to the rescue: Wolfe St., 900 block, May 5. An animal control officer was flagged down by children who found a baby sparrow that had fallen from a nest.
“What I Like About You” adoption: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering half off adoption fees at its animal adoption event on Thursday and Friday at the shelter. Visit the Web site for featured animals.
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.
Delivery not so slithery: N. Stafford St., 900 block, April 26. Responding to a report from a business that it had received a package containing a snake, an animal control officer who opened the box found a stuffed toy lion inside.
Rescued by New Yorkers: Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool, the District, May 3. Visitors who had found an injured duckling lying next to a dead duck took the bird by cab to the Arlington shelter. It was later taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus