D.C. Animal Watch

August 29, 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.

Thin kitten rescued from residence: G St. NE, 1400 block, Aug. 17. A sick and underweight 4-week-old kitten was found in poor living conditions at a house. The kitten was taken to a veterinarian and treated for upper respiratory and eye infections and ear mites. The case was under investigation.

Suspected allergy: 18th St. SE, 1900 block, Aug. 14. Responding to call, a Humane Society officer found a puppy with a skin rash. The owner followed the officer’s advice and took the 6-month-old to a veterinarian, who said the puppy probably had an allergy. The veterinarian and owner were planning to investigate the source of the allergy.

Alleged puppy abuse: Clay Terr. NE, 5300 block, Aug. 16. Humane Society officers and police found a suspect who had allegedly kicked a 3-month-old pit bull during a domestic dispute. The puppy did not appear to be injured. The case was under investigation.

Recovered pit bull up for adoption: Southern Ave. SE, 2900 block, May 26. An emaciated 4-year-old pit bull was found as a stray on a street by animal control. The dog recovered after staying with a foster caretaker, then was made available for adoption. For information, e-mail afeldt@washhumane.org.

This case was handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to www.warl.org.

Cat treated for swelling: Bass Pl. SE, 4700 block, Aug. 20. A woman took a 10-year-old cat to the league’s medical center because of swelling. The cat was sent home with antibiotics.

League breaks its adoption record: The Washington Animal Rescue League won $5,000 for having the biggest percentage increase in adoptions in July for its division of the ASPCA $100,000 Challenge. Overall, the league is head of the pack in its division: It adopted out 638 animals between June 1 and Aug. 18, more than twice the number at the same time last year, and a record for the shelter. The division includes 10 shelters of similar size across the country. The $100,000 national contest involves 49 shelters, including the league. Matt Williams of the league said the increase was partly due to the league’s promotional efforts to encourage the public to adopt.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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