D.C. Animal Watch

May 1, 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.

Floater hauled in: Overlook Ave. SW, 5000 block, April 4. Animal control officers rescued a Canadian goose that was stuck in a sewage canal.

A quacky reunion: Fifth St. NW, 400 block, April 22. An animal control officer gathered 10 ducklings from a lower level of a building and reunited them with their mother.

Stray with no food: Ely Pl. SE, 3600 block, April 6. Animal control officers picked up an underweight Cane Corso mix that had been inside a fenced-in construction site for more than two days.

Tenants abandon animals: Delaware Ave. SW, 1200 block, April 17. The Humane Society obtained a search warrant to rescue a cockatiel and two red-eared slider turtles from an apartment.

Unscheduled illness: Reservoir Rd. NW, 3800 block, April 19. An ill woman who had been in a hospital for more than a week decided to surrender her cat to a Humane Society officer.

Aroma harms cat: 31st St. SE, 2800 block, April 20. Owners surrendered a 10-month-old cat to the shelter after it jumped into a hot oven and was burned severely.

Story investigated while dog recovers: Second St. SE, 2900 block, April 16. An owner called the society to surrender a 2-year-old cocker spaniel mix because of a nosebleed. A Humane Society officer met a witness who reported that the animal was intentionally hit on the head with a stick. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian.

Adoptable dogs: A 7-year-old dachshund and a 4-year-old poodle mix from separate homes were surrendered to the shelter March 25.

Cat adoption fees waived: The Humane Society at New York Ave. NE has 27 cats, from newborn to 2 years old, that are infected with a mild skin condition called ringworm. For information, call 202-576-6664 or visit www.washhumane.org/fungusamongus.

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.

Instructions not clearly followed: Hartford St., 2300 block, April 18. A woman took a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier mix to the league’s medical center because the dog was still limping after being treated by a veterinarian. It was determined that the owner had bandaged the dog’s wound tightly, causing swelling and necrosis.

Kittens fostered: Hyattsville, Kreeger Dr., 7900 block, April 18. A woman found two 2-week-old kittens in an apartment complex parking lot and took them to the league.

Cat treated and neutered: Ingraham St. NW, 1300 block, April 19. A woman took an 8-month-old cat to the league’s medical center because it had escaped and returned home with a wound in the abdomen.

Washington Animal Rescue League kitten shower: Celebrate all things feline from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the shelter. Donations of kitten supplies are accepted. Visit the gift registry at www.warl.org/kittenshower.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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