Alexandria

The following was among cases handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For more information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-838-4774.

Sticky Situation for Bird

RUSSELL RD., 400 block, July 14. An animal control officer removed a bird stuck on flypaper hanging on a back porch. The bird's skin was slightly raw from the loss of feathers. It was transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Arlington

The following were among cases handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to Arlington County. The shelter is open for adoptions from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241. The league's Web site is www.awla.org.

Bird Stuck at Feast

ARLINGTON MILL DR., 2600 block, July 9. A bird's head became stuck in a large chunk of dried birdseed in a bird feeder, and its foot was stuck on the perch attached to the feeder. The owner of the bird feeder took it and the bird to the county shelter, where an animal control officer chipped away the birdseed to free the head and released the foot from the perch.

The woman took the bird feeder home, and the animal recovered at the shelter after an hour. The officer took the bird back to the woman's yard, where it was released after she put fresh seed in her feeders. Animal control recommends that residents check bird feeders regularly to make sure they are safe for birds.

-- Compiled by

RIA MANGLAPUS