D.C. Animal Watch

February 6, 2013

These cases were 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.

Headed for a fix: Bruce St. SE, 2700 block, Jan. 24. An animal control officer captured a cat and removed a jar that was stuck on its head. The cat was released in a community after it underwent surgery at the Spay and Neuter Center.

Seven cats abandoned: Kansas Ave. NW, 4300 block, Jan. 23. Five cats and two kittens were surrendered to a Humane Society officer after they were left behind by former tenants of an apartment.

Medical attention needed: 49th St. NE, 700 block, Jan. 23. A Humane Society officer impounded an injured pit bull that an owner failed to take to a veterinarian after it was hit by a car. A broken leg was diagnosed.

Orphaned dog: Lyman Pl. NE, 1700 block, Jan. 29. A pit bull whose owner passed away was surrendered by a caretaker who was moving to an apartment that has a no-pet policy.

Adoptable dog: Evarts St. NE, 1600 block, June 9. A 5-year-old American Staffordshire mix was rescued by a Humane Society officer after being left outside in the heat.

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.

Hungry for education: Silver Spring, Beacon Rd., 700 block, Jan. 23. A woman found a 5-month-old kitten in the ceiling of a portable classroom and took it to the league.

Infections noted: Fourth St. NW, 5900 block, Jan. 24. A man took a 1-year-old Shih Tzu mix with ear, eye and skin infections to the league’s medical center. The dog was sent home with prescribed medication.

Catapalooza!: The Washington Animal Rescue League is hosting the annual cat adoption event with snacks, raffle prizes and children’s activities from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Adoption fee is $14 with a five-pound bag of dry cat food or a case of canned food for the league’s food bank.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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