D.C. Animal Watch

January 2, 2013

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.

Injured bird recovers: F St. NW, 2000 block, Dec. 13. An animal control officer picked up a woodcock that had flown into a building and injured its beak. The bird was kept overnight and released into the wild the next day.

Chaos ends: Eighth St. NW, 6300 block, Dec. 14. A pit bull was surrendered to a Humane Society officer after it was injured in a fight with two other household dogs.

Abandoned rabbit: Fifth St. NW, 4600 block, Dec. 12. A Humane Society officer is investigating a case in which a pet rabbit had been left outside without food, water or shelter.

Owner investigated: Nicholson St. SE, 2300 block, Dec. 16. A Shih Tzu was surrendered to a Humane Society officer because the owner could not afford veterinary care. The animal’s eye had become infected.

Adoptable dog: Alabama Ave. SE, 4700 block, Oct. 26. A 1-year-old pit bull was surrendered to the shelter by the owner, who could no longer afford to care for it.

Animal holiday drive: The Humane Society is hosting a holiday drive through Friday. For a list of needed items and donation locations, visit www.washhumane.org.

No cases were reported recently by the Washington Animal Rescue League at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to www.warl.org.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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