D.C. Animal Watch

November 28, 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.

Some animals need attention: Congress St. SE, 700 block, Nov. 14. A Humane Society officer discovered 11 dogs, two cats and two parakeets in a home. Six of the dogs needed to be groomed, and the birds needed a larger cage. The owners had 14 days to comply.

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

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