Pit bull rescued from balcony: 14th St. NE, 2200 block, Dec. 7. The Humane Society rescued a 6-month-old pit bull discovered living outside on a balcony without proper shelter.
Dog’s death investigated: Fort Davis St. SE, 1600 block, Dec. 9. Humane Society officers are investigating a case in which an underweight dog died after not getting veterinary care.
Cat ties up traffic: East Capitol St. and Minnesota Ave. NE, Dec. 12. A cat was stuck in the middle of the road under an overpass during afternoon rush hour. A police officer stopped traffic so a Humane Society officer could rescue the animal. The cat was taken to the D.C. shelter and was to be evaluated for adoption.
Adoptable cat: A 3-year-old cat was surrendered by an owner who moved away for school.
Dog diagnosed with heart murmur : Galveston Pl. SW, unit block, Dec. 4. A 6-year-old Brussels Griffon was taken to the league’s medical center because it had a mass on its leg and had wheezing episodes three times a night. It was determined that the dog had a heart murmur. X-rays and a biopsy were recommended to assess the mass. The dog was sent home with medication and a list of surgical specialists.
Good Samaritan comforts shaking dog: Hyattsville, 18th Ave., 7900 block, Dec. 7. A man found a shaking, crying 8-year-old bichon frise mix on the side of the road near Fort Totten and took it to the league. It was held as a stray and treated for skin infections caused by flea allergies.