animal watch

D.C. animal watch

Thursday, August 26, 2010

These were among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society. The society operates its shelter at 7319 Georgia Ave. NW and the District's at 1201 New York Ave. NE. For information or assistance, 24 hours a day, call 202-723-5730 or visit

Soaked wet Labs impounded

R ST. SE, 2200 block, Aug. 15. Responding to a complaint about dogs left in the rain, a Humane Society officer found two Labrador mix puppies, about 8 weeks old, inside a small airline crate at the back of a house. They were soaking wet and were in an inch of water, with filth in the bottom of the crate. The dogs were impounded pending an investigation.

Hot dogs impounded

U PL. SE, 1800 block, Aug. 11. The Humane Society received a call about puppies crying in the back yard of a home and found pit bulls confined to pens. The animals were showing signs of heat stress; the temperature inside was above 100 degrees. No one was home, and the mother dog and five 3-week-old puppies were taken to a veterinarian. An owner contacted the society and said a relative was caring for the animals. All the dogs have been impounded pending an investigation.

Uncontrollable cats

STAPLES ST. NE, 1200 block, Aug. 12. A Humane Society officer, responding to a report about 10-15 cats living in unsanitary conditions, met with a resident who said that she was trying to clean up after them. There was filth throughout the house. She surrendered the cats and is working with the society to have the rest of the cats removed from her house.

Dog in hot balcony

GALVESTON PL. SE, 1-100 block, Aug. 17. Responding to a call about a dog in direct sunlight in a balcony, a Humane Society officer found a Doberman pinscher on a filthy first-floor balcony with no water available. The officer met with the dog's owner to discuss D.C. Code violations and issued a notice that proper water and shelter be provided to the animal.

Adoptable cat

HOLBROOK ST. NE, 1200 block, Jan. 26. An owner no longer wanted a 2-year-old domestic mediumhair mix and surrendered the animal to the shelter, where it was made available for adoption.

The following were among cases handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or visit

Shelter transfers 7 dogs

NEW YORK AVE. NE, 1200 block, Aug. 17. The league picked up seven dogs from the D.C. shelter. They were being evaluated for adoption.

Adoptable homeless cat

VERMONT AVE. NE, 1200 block, Aug. 17. A man surrendered his 10-month-old cat to the league because he was recently evicted from his apartment. The cat was being evaluated for adoption.

Paws at the park

Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW, will host a happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday for dogs and humans to benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League. Tickets are $12, which includes two drinks. There will be free dog treats from Doggie Style Bakery and goodie bags from ProFeed Pet Nutrition Centers. For information, call 202-789-1234.

-- Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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