No food or shelter: 60th St. NE, 400 block, July 19. A Humane Society officer responding to a report about an underweight dog that was left outside during a thunderstorm spoke to the owner, who decided to surrender the animal because he lost his job.
Dogs impounded: Fields Pl. NE, 5800 block, July 23. Humane Society removed a pit bull and a Labrador mix from a home where they were living in unsanitary conditions.
Bird escapes: Ninth St. and New York Ave. NW, July 17. Responding to a report, an animal control officer found a bird that was disoriented but was able to fly away after an attempt was made to check on its injuries.
Adoptable dog: New York Ave., 1200 block, July 2. A 2-year-old pit bull mix that was found as a stray was taken 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.
Kitten’s leg amputated: Adams St. NE, 200 block, July 17. A woman surrendered a 7-month-old kitten because it had a leg injury and she could not afford to pay for medical fees. The cat’s leg was amputated because of a severe complex fracture.
Adoptable cats: Hayes St. NW, 3700 block, July 17. A woman took two cats to the league because she could no longer care for them.
Dogs available for adoption: Hyattsville, Medwick Dr., 6500 block, July 18. A woman surrendered two Chihuahuas.
2nd Annual Adopt-A-Thon: The Washington Animal Rescue League is offering cats and dogs with a “Name Your Price” adoption fee from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 11. Animals are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. For information, visit www.warl.org.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus