D.C. Animal Watch

October 17, 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.

Cat treated for abscess: L St. SE, 1400 block, Sept. 28. A Humane Society officer met with the owner of a 19-year-old orange tabby with an abscess on the jaw. The owner took the cat to a veterinarian, who prescribed antibiotics.

Woman aids feral cats: Quincy St. NW, 500 block, Oct. 2. A resident surrendered two cats and three kittens to the Humane Society. The resident had been trying to rehabilitate the cats, which she had found on the street. The resident was working with the society’s Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program to have the remaining feral cats in her neighborhood spayed and neutered.

Dead goat found in woods: Hillcrest Dr. SE, 2800 block, Oct. 8. A goat was found in a wooded area with a slit throat. The case was under investigation.

Adoptable dog: Benning Road Northeast area, Aug. 17. A 1-year-old Labrador retriever/American Staffordshire terrier mix was found as a stray.

Animal cruelty cases: The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each of the following incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-723-5730:

Gorman Terr. SE, 4300 block, Oct. 2. Humane Society officers found a pit bull with severe bite wounds — consistent with having been in a dogfight — lying in an alley. The dog was euthanized because of the extent of its injuries.

26th Pl. SE, 600 block, Oct. 3. A pit bull that was severely injured in a dogfight was found lying on the grass in woods nearby. The animal, which had bite wounds and three cuts across the neck, was recovering.

46th Pl. SE, 600 block, Oct. 3. A dead cat was found outdoors with a crushed head. Later that morning, another cat with severe blunt trauma to the face was discovered in the same area. The animal was euthanized because of the extent of its injuries.

To help support the Combat Cruelty Fund, visit www.washhumane.org/combatcruelty to make a donation.

Adoption event: Cats and dogs will be available for adoption at the Washington Humane Society’s mobile adoption vehicle at FedEx Field Gate H, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and Dec. 8. For information, go to www.washhumane.org.

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.

Cocker spaniel too much for grandparents: Varnum St. NW, 700 block, Oct. 2. A woman relinquished a 4-year-old cocker spaniel to the league because its owner had gone abroad and left the dog with grandparents who were not mobile enough to care for the animal. The dog was being evaluated for adoption.

Pet is prohibited at new residence: Quackenbos St. NW, 700 block, Oct. 3. A man surrendered a 5-year-old miniature border collie mix to the league because he was moving to an apartment where dogs are not allowed. The dog was being evaluated for adoption.

Elderly relative comes first: Wilmington Pl. SE, 100 block, Oct. 3. A man relinquished a 6-year-old English bulldog to the league because he was caring for an elderly relative and didn’t have time for the pet. The dog was being evaluated for adoption.

ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon: The Washington Animal Rescue League will host Washington area shelters’ adoptable cats and dogs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For information, visit www.warl.org.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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