D.C. Animal Watch

March 20, 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.

Chimney needs a cap: Wheeler Rd. SE, 4300 block, March 12. An animal control officer captured a turkey vulture that entered a building through a chimney and was trapped in the basement. The bird was released outdoors.

Sick kitten: G St. SE, 4900 block, March 8. A 3-month-old kitten was surrendered to a Humane Society officer after its owner neglected to take it to a veterinarian.

Arrested for animal cruelty: Oglethorpe St. NE, 800 block, March 9. A Humane Society officer’s investigation led to evidence that a resident was tormenting a pit bull.

Dead dog examined: Bladensburg Rd., 2900 block, March 8. Humane Society officers are investigating a case in which a Rottweiler mix might have been intentionally poisoned.

Adoptable cat: Colorado Ave. NW, 5700 block, Jan. 2. A 6-year-old cat that had health issues was surrendered by its owner.

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.

Treated and under observation: Fifth St. NW, 6000 block, March 7. A man took a 4-year-old boxer to the league’s medical center because it was attacked by another dog that was running loose.

No dogs allowed: Fourth St. NW, 5300 block, March 7. A woman surrendered a 2-year-old German shepherd mix to the league because she was moving.

Scheduled for surgery: Trinidad Ave. NE, 1400 block, March 12. A woman took a 5-year-old toy poodle to the league because it had a large lump on its abdomen. An inguinal hernia was diagnosed.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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