D.C. Animal Watch

October 4, 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.

Evasive squirrel: Eighth St. SE, 400 block, Sept. 24. An animal control officer captured a squirrel trapped inside a commercial warehouse.

Dog stabbed: Hillside Rd. SE, 4300 block, Sept. 21. Responding to a call, a Humane Society officer picked up a 2-year-old Shih Tzu that was stabbed with a kitchen knife by a family member. The dog is recovering, and the society is working to pursue criminal charges.

Cat left alone: Stevens Rd. SE, 1300 block, Sept. 20. A Humane Society officer removed a cat abandoned in a home.

Puppy removed: Clay St. NE, 4500 block, Sept. 23. A Humane Society officer impounded an Australian shepherd puppy that was found living in unsanitary conditions.

Cat’s last days: Klingle St. NW, 4400 block, Sept. 22. Responding to a call about an underweight cat outside a home, a Humane Society officer met with the owner, who said that a veterinarian recommended the animal be euthanized because of its age and failing health and that the family wanted to spend one last weekend with the cat.

Adoptable dog: Half St. SW, 1300 block, Sept. 21. A dog 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.

Dog surrendered: Hyattsville, 68th Ave., 4700 block, Sept. 17. A woman surrendered a 7-month-old pit bull mix to the league.

Energized dog: Columbia Rd. NW, 1600 block, Sept. 18. A woman relinquished a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix to the league.

Cats on the road: Keedysville, Burnside Bridge Rd., 19000 block, Sept. 21. A woman found two 6-month-old kittens on the side of a road and took them to the league.

“Going, Going, Doggone” auction: The Washington Animal Rescue League is holding an online auction to benefit the league. Bids on art, dining certificates, hotel stays and more can be made at www.warl.org/
doggone
through Oct. 14.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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