D.C. Animal Watch

May 8, 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.

Owner unable to afford treatment: Gales St. NE, 1700 block, April 26. An underweight 10-month-old boxer mix was surrendered to the society.

Deer illegally shot? Fourth St. SE, 2900 block, April 27. Humane Society officers investigating a report found a paralyzed deer, which had to be euthanized.

Stray cat painted: Payne Terr. SE, 2300 block, April 28. Humane Society officers found a cat covered in silver paint.

Dog returns home: Stanton Rd. SE, 3000 block, April 26. Responding to a call about a dog running loose, an animal control officer found the dog and followed it home.

It’s warmer by the engine: First and D streets NE, April 26. An animal control officer removed two juvenile squirrels nestled in the engine of a vehicle and returned them to a tree.

Adoptable cat: Harvard St. NW, 1400 block, March 6. A 3-year-old cat was taken to the shelter as a stray.

Cat adoption fees waived: The Humane Society has 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.

Additional water works: A St. SE, 1400 block, April 25. A woman took a 1-year-old poodle mix to the league’s medical center because it was lethargic and was not eating. Extreme, prolonged constipation was diagnosed.

In pain: Germantown, Highstream Dr., 18900 block, April 25. A woman took a 16-year-old mixed breed to the league’s medical center because it was in pain when sitting. An examination revealed early renal failure.

Surgery recommended: Underwood St. NW, 200 block, April 25. A woman took a 6-year-old German shepherd mix to the league’s medical center because of a limp. X-rays revealed a canine cruciate ligament rupture.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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