D.C. Animal Watch
These were among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society, which operates its shelter at 7319 Georgia Ave. NW, and the District’s, at 1201 New York Ave. NE. For information or assistance, call 202-723-5730 or go to www.washhumane.org.
Rat poison: 10th St. NW, 1400 block, April 27. A Humane Society officer responded to a complaint about someone placing rat poison in a yard where two dogs lived.
Cat removed: Seventh S. SE, 4200 block, April 25. A cat was impounded after a tenant moved out and left it in the back yard of an apartment complex.
Dog found: Naylor Rd. SE, 2500 block, April 29. A dog in poor condition was found on a bike trail. The Yorkie had a microchip, and its owner was contacted. The dog was euthanized.
Crated dogs: Massachusetts Ave. NW, 2500 block, April 27. Responding to a call, a Humane Society officer found five 8-week-old Afghan hound puppies in a crate. The owner said the animals were put in the crate hourly.
Foster challenge: The Humane Society seeks volunteers as foster care parents for homeless dogs and cats this month. www.washhumane.org/foster.
This case was handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to www.warl.org.
Too many cats: Takoma Park, Kirklynn Ave., 1000 block, April 23. A woman took four 7-week-old kittens that she had found under a shed to the league.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus