D.C. Animal Watch

April 3, 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.

Stuck in a tree: Cloud St. NE, 5000 block, March 26. Animal control officers and the fire department rescued a cat that was stuck in a tall tree.

Tangled dogs rescued: 29th St. SE, 2600 block, March 20. Two pit bull terriers tied up in a yard were untangled.

Raccoon killed: Decatur St. NW, 800 block, March 23. A report of a man beating a raccoon to death in an alley was under investigation.

Adoptable dog: Ridge Pl. SE, 1300 block, Dec. 8. A 1-year-old American Staffordshire terrier was surrendered to the shelter.

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.

Uterine surgery: Ingraham St. NW, 1300 block, March 21. A woman took an underweight 6-year-old mastiff with a suspected uterine infection to the league’s medical center. Surgery was performed to remove the infected uterus.

Dog on cage rest: Oates St. NW, 1100 block, March 21. A man took a 5-year-old pit bull terrier to the league’s medical center because the dog had gotten into a fight with another dog and had been limping. X-rays revealed damage to the cruciate ligament.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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