D.C. Animal Watch

June 25

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.

Service dog’s turn for help: N St. SW, 300 block, June 11. A service dog collapsed in front of the Holocaust Memorial Museum. A Humane Society officer found the black Labrador mix lying next to a girl in a motorized wheelchair and her mother. Police had been cooling the animal with ice and water from a hose. An exam showed that the dog was in moderate distress. The dog was treated at an animal hospital and released.

Birds fly to safety: Stevens Ave. SE, 1100 block, June 11. Children were throwing stones at two peahens at a farm. A Humane Society officer found the birds on the roof of a building. The officer captured one of the birds using a net gun and took it to the society’s New York Avenue Adoption Center.

Rectifiable behavior: T St. SE, 1900 block, June 12. A Humane Society officer advised an owner — who had been keeping a 1-year-old gray tabby outdoors because it sprayed the home — to have the cat neutered.

Living with the elements: 52nd St. NE, 800 block, June 13. An owner surrendered a beagle mix to the Humane Society after it was discovered that the pet had been living in an outdoor pen for three years. The dog was being evaluated for adoption.

Pup rescued: G St. NE, 1200 block, June 16. A Humane Society officer discovered an underweight and dehydrated mixed-breed dog and took it to a veterinarian. The approximately 6-month-old dog remained in the custody of the society.

Hawk gets a checkup: New Jersey Ave. SE, unit block, June 17. A Humane Society officer picked up an injured juvenile kestrel hawk from a construction site and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Adoptable cat: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, March 11. A 2-year-old domestic medium-hair was surrendered to the shelter.

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.

Owner gives up dog: Third St. SW, 100 block, June 11. A woman relinquished a 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier to the league because she could no longer provide proper care. The dog was being evaluated.

Treated before evaluation: Joint Base Andrews, Sijan Court, 5100 block, June 11. A man relinquished a 5-year-old miniature poodle to the league because the dog had fallen and broken a leg and the owner could not pay for surgery.

Adopt a shelter cat: The Washington Animal Rescue League is waiving adoption fees for cats 6 months and older through the end of the month. For information, go to www.warl.org.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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