Rabbit’s habitat bumps up to first class: K St. SW, 200 block, Jan. 27. A Humane Society officer, responding to a call about a pet rabbit in an apartment, found the animal in a dirty hutch in a living room without proper food or bedding. The officer gave the first-time rabbit owner information about proper care and nutrition. A few days later, the officer returned and found the rabbit living in a gated portion of the living room with access to the hutch, a litter box, proper food, water, bedding and enrichment items.
Dog rescued from cold: 22nd St. NE, 4100 block, Jan. 28. A Humane Society officer who gave an owner numerous warnings about leaving a pit bull outdoors in low temperatures impounded the dog after it was found outside with frozen water and inadequate shelter. The case was under investigation.
Pit bull in woods: Gallatin St. NE, 600 block, Jan. 29. A Humane Society officer responding to a call from U.S. Park Police about an aggressive dog guarding puppies in the woods, captured a 7-month-old male pit bull but could not locate any puppies.
Kitten found in hallway: C St. SE, 5000 block, Jan. 29. Responding to a call about an aggressive cat in the hallway of an apartment building, a Humane Society officer picked up a 6-month-old docile kitten and took it to the New York Avenue adoption center.
Injured sea gull captured: Mississippi St. SE, 400 block, Jan. 30. Humane Society officers captured a sea gull with an injured wing and took it to City Wildlife.
Dog is still a member of the family: Burbank St. SE, 400 block, Jan. 30. A Humane Society officer investigated a report of an abandoned dog in an apartment. The officer spoke to the owner, who said that he was moving to a new home and would be taking the dog with him.
Someone open the door!: 25th St. SE, 3000 block, Jan. 31. Responding to a call from a resident about scratching noises at a basement door, a Humane Society officer found a healthy European starling and returned the bird to the wild.
Bird rescued from chimney: 17th St. NW, 1700 block, Jan. 31. A Humane Society officer removed a healthy mourning dove from a chimney and released it outdoors.
Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave., 7300 block, Oct. 11. A 2-year-old bulldog mix that was found as a stray was surrendered to the shelter.
Orphaned cat: Kenyon St., 400 block, Jan. 24. A man relinquished a 5-year-old Persian cat to the league because the owner had died.
Owners displaced: Burbank St. SE, 400 block, Jan. 24. A woman relinquished a 2-year-old puggle to the league because the family was losing their apartment.
Medical concerns: Silver Spring, Belpre Rd., 3900 block, Feb. 4. A man took a 5-month-old male Chihuahua to the league’s medical center because the dog was limping. A physical examination revealed that the animal had a severely luxating patella and an undescended testicle.
Conservative methods preferred: Rock Creek Church Rd., 100 block, Feb. 4. A woman took an 8-year-old Corgi mix to the league’s medical center because the dog was limping. Examination and X-rays revealed no abnormalities, but a partial cruciate ligament tear was suspected.
Catapalooza adoption event: The Washington Animal Rescue League will have cats available for adoption from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the shelter. The adoption fee is $10, and the first five adopters will receive a free Catapalooza T-shirt.