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.
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.