D.C. Animal Watch

February 27, 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.

Deer set free: Wisconsin Ave. NW, 2100 block, Feb. 15. Responding to a report of a deer trapped between a retention wall and a building, animal control officers sedated the animal, lifted it to safety and took it to a wooded area.

Unwanted rabbits: Longfellow St. NW, 700 block, Feb. 13. A caretaker surrendered two domestic rabbits to a Humane Society officer.

Costly pet: Forrester St. SE, 100 block, Feb. 14. Owners surrendered a 5-month-old pit bull to a Humane Society officer because they could no longer afford to care for the animal.

Dead dog investigation: 49th St. NE, 800 block, Feb. 14. A deceased pit bull was removed from a home that tenants had moved out of about a month earlier.

Adoptable cat: Sheriff Rd. NE, 4800 block, July 11. An owner surrendered a 2-year-old cat that didn’t get along with the owner’s dog.

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.

A dose of antacid: Third St. NW, 6500 block, Feb. 13. A man took an 8-year-old Lhasa Apso to the league’s medical center because the dog had been vomiting and its appetite had decreased.

Dog goes home: 16th St. NW, 3600 block, Feb. 14. A woman took a 6-year-old boxer to the league’s medical center because the dog had a lump that had grown larger. A needle biopsy revealed no abnormal cells.

An injured leg: Walnut St. NW, 200 block, Feb. 19. A woman took a 6-year-old miniature schnauzer to the league’s medical center because of lameness in one of its legs. A possible tear to the meniscus was diagnosed.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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