D.C. Animal Watch

June 13, 2012

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.

Dogs impounded: Clay St. NE, 4500 block, May 31. Five dogs were seized from a home after two of the dogs were found chained outside and the others were found confined to small wire cages. All of the dogs were underweight and dehydrated.

Kittens’ demise: K St. NW, unit block, June 3. The Humane Society is investigating a case where three 1-week-old kittens were placed in a shoe box and thrown over a fence. A Humane Society officer found one kitten dead; another kitten died on the way to the shelter, and the third kitten was euthanized.

Owner investigated: Morris Rd. SE, 1300 block, June 1. The Humane Society is investigating a case where two dogs were physically abused during a domestic dispute. A Yorkshire terrier was killed by the aggressor and a pit bull puppy was injured.

Hawk in a daze: 14th and Jefferson streets NW, June 5. Responding to a call about two hawks attacking another, animal control officers found one of the hawks perched on a handrail. The lethargic bird was captured and taken to the society. Virginia Raptors picked up the 2-year-old red-tailed hawk, which was in shock from a concussion.

Adoptable dog: New York Ave. NE, 1200 block, May 3. A 6-year-old Lab mix was surrendered to the shelter.

These cases were handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to www.warl.org.

Weight’s in the way: 21st St. NE, 800 block, May 31. A woman took an obese 7-year-old cat with hair loss to the league’s medical center. It was determined that the skin condition was caused by the cat’s inability to groom. A diet, weight-loss and exercise program was recommended.

A very sick puppy: Just St. NE, 4900 block, May 31. A man took a lethargic 7-week-old pit bull mix that had stopped eating and drinking and had been vomiting to the league’s medical center. The dog tested positive for parvovirus and was being treated.

Kitten shower: Donations of kitten supplies for trained foster families, including pet nursing bottles, feline nutritional supplements, pet heading pads or pet kennels/carriers, may be dropped off from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Animal Rescue League. For information, go to www.warl.org/kittenshower.

Fur-Get Me Not fundraiser: A rescue volunteer will wash dogs to benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fur-Get Me Not Dog Wash, 1722 Florida Ave., NW. A standard wash is $20. www.furgetmenot.com.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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