Premeditated injury: Ninth St. NW, 5100 block, Nov. 16. A Humane Society officer is investigating a case where a cat was intentionally struck with a tree branch, causing severe facial swelling. A veterinarian gave the cat medication.
Neglected wound gets worse: Chaplin St. NW, 1400 block, Nov. 14. An owner took a Yorkshire terrier mix to the shelter because the dog was suffering from a paw injury and its bones were exposed. The dog was rushed to a veterinarian.
Adoptable dog: 30th St. SE, 2900 block, July 21. An owner surrendered a 7-year-old American Staffordshire mix.
Pet photos with Santa: The Humane Society is hosting photo sessions from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Big Bad Woof, 117 Carroll St., NW; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Big Bad Woof, 5501 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville; 2-4 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Profeed Pet Nutrition Center, 5104 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-723-5730.
Animal Holiday Drive: The Humane Society is holding a holiday drive through Jan. 4. For a complete list of items and donation locations, visit www.washhumane.org.
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.
Cob in the tummy: Madison St. NW, 100 block, Nov. 13. A woman took a 5-year-old pit bull terrier to the league’s medical center because the dog had not eaten for several days and had been vomiting. X-rays determined that a foreign object was ingested and causing a blockage. Surgery was performed, and a corn cob was removed.
Pain in the foot: Bennett Pl. NE, 1900 block, Nov. 20. A man took a 7-month-old Rottweiler to the league’s medical center because the dog had been limping since he had stepped on its foot. X-rays revealed no fractures, and the dog was sent home with medication.
Dog not recommended: Landover, Dodge Park Rd., 3800 block, Nov. 20. A woman surrendered a 2-year-old Chihuahua to the league because the doctor said it was unsafe for a newborn baby.
Holiday Open House: The Washington Animal Rescue League is hosting an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be music, holiday goodies and an opportunity to have pet pictures taken with Santa. Animals will be available for adoption.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus