D.C. Animal Watch

June 26, 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.

Couple under court supervision: Clay Ter. NE, 5300 block, June 13. A man and woman who failed to provide veterinary care for a cat were arrested on charges of animal cruelty and were recently released from jail. The cat had broken its leg, and the leg was amputated after the injury was not treated.

Owner awaits status hearing: Neal St. NE, 1500 block, June 13. A woman was arrested after she was accused of leaving a 6-month-old cat unattended for weeks at a time.

Cat humanely euthanized: Brandywine St. SW, unit block, June 14. A 2-year-old cat that suffered from an infection that became systemic was surrendered by owners who did not provide the animal with veterinary care.

Caught in a trap: Independence Ave. SW, 1000 block, June 6. An animal control officer captured a squirrel that was trapped in a sunken section of a courtyard.

Smells fresher now: Overlook Ave. SW, 5000 block, June 14. An animal control officer recovered a grackle that had flown into a raw sewage canal. The bird was taken to a wildlife specialist for cleaning.

Adoptable cat: Southeast area, May 15. A 1-year-old cat was taken to the shelter as a stray.

Adopt a shelter cat in June: The adoption fee for cats is $25 through the end of the month.

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.

Busy owners: Hyattsville, Lancer Dr., 2800 block, June 12. A woman relinquished an 11-month-old Chihuahua mix to the league because the family had no time to care for the animal.

Too many cats: 14th Pl. NE, 600 block, June 14. A man took three 4-month-old kittens to the shelter. They were offsprings of a stray cat that he fed in his back yard.

ASPCA $100K Challenge: The league has reduced adoption fees from June to Aug. 31. Cats and kittens are $6, or $10 for two animals adopted at the same time; puppies under 6 months, $100; and dogs 6 months and older, $50. For on- and off-site adoption events, visit the Web site.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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