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.
Owner retires: Fifth St. SE, 900 block, June 6. A Humane Society officer responded to a call about a cat that was abandoned in an apartment. An owner was found, and she said that she is moving to a retirement home and could not take the cat to a shelter because she is wheelchair bound. The cat was surrendered to the officer.
Three hot dogs: New Hampshire Ave. NW, 1700 block, June 9. Three dogs were removed from car with a temperature that was higher than 95 degrees. The animals were returned the next day to their owner, who was told about the hazards of leaving pets unattended in vehicles.
Puppy badly hurt: Illinois Ave. NW, 5400 block, June 11. A 9-week-old mastiff mix was surrendered to the society after a relative of the owner pushed the dog, which resulted in a spinal injury.
Adoptable cat: A 2-year-old cat was surrendered to the society.
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.
Knee problem: Florida Ave. NE, 700 block, June 6. A woman took a 5-year-old pit bull mix to the league’s medical center because the animal was limping and its knee was swollen. The cause was determined to be possible infection or failure of an implant after a knee surgery, and the dog was sent home with antibiotics.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus