Cat stuck in tree: Jasper Rd. SE, 2600 block, Feb. 17. The Humane Society received a call saying that a resident’s cat was stuck in a tree behind the resident’s apartment. A Humane Society officer rescued the black-and-white cat.
Sick cat: N. St. SW, 200 block, Feb. 11. A Humane Society officer spoke to an owner of an orange tabby that was losing weight. The owner explained that stomach cancer had been diagnosed in the 13-year-old pet. The animal was being taken to a veterinarian for regular check-ups.
Opossum rescued from trash: Aspen St. NW, 400 block, Feb. 13. A Humane Society officer picked up an injured opossum in a garbage can and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Dog’s home needs improvement: Fairlawn Ave. SE, 2000 block, Feb. 13. A Humane Society officer found a dog in a back yard with access to a plastic dog house with a damp bottom. The officer spoke to an owner, who said that the animal was outdoors only for a short time. The officer advised the owner to weatherproof the dog house.
Turtle needs better digs: 29th St. SE, 1700 block, Feb. 14. A turtle was reported to be in a tank with filthy water. A Humane Society officer spoke to the owner of the red-eared slider and discussed how to create a proper enclosure, including climate control, water filtration and land access. The owner said that he would buy the equipment.
Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, Nov. 12. A 3-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei and bulldog mix that was found running loose in Northeast Washington was taken to the shelter.
Dog sent home to heal: N St. SW, 500 block. Feb. 18. A man took a 3-year-old Australian cattle mix to the league’s medical center because the dog had injured its paw in a chain link fence. Veterinary staff removed a portion of the dog’s nail and bandaged the paw.