Chirp chim-in-ey: Fort Worth Ave., 3900 block, July 22. Animal control officers coaxed birds out of a chimney and returned them to the wild.
Demeanor masks health: Longview Dr., 100 block, July 24. Responding to a report of a sick raccoon, an animal control officer found a healthy raccoon.
Dog Days adoption event: Hosted by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and part of Kathleen Ewing’s “Dog Days Dog Show,” the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will have dogs available from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Athenaeum, 201 S. Prince St., Alexandria. www.alexandriaanimals.org.
A little help from friends: S. Quincy St., 2300 block, July 20. Two raccoons that had been stuck in a trash bin escaped using a makeshift ladder made by animal control officers.
Summer heat endangers pets: The Animal Welfare League of Arlington reminds owners not to leave animals inside a car when the temperature is warmer than 70 degrees. Take an animal showing signs of heat stress to a veterinary clinic immediately. In humid and hot weather, avoid walking dogs between 1 and 4 p.m.