animal watch

D.C. animal watch

Thursday, October 28, 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

Chained dog impounded

TREMONT ST. SE, 1900 block, Oct. 19. A Humane Society officer impounded an underweight brown and white brindle pit bull whose chain had become entangled with a dirt bike. There was no water in the backyard.

Dog owner detained

E ST. NE, 1300 block, Oct. 17. Responding to a report about an abandoned dog in a home, a Humane Society officer posted notices. The officer was feeding the dog Oct. 19 when the owner arrived and said he had been detained by police and was unable to care for the animal. The dog was healthy and remained with its owner.

Pooch left in hotel room

NEW YORK AVE. NE, 2700 block, Oct. 19. A Humane Society officer picked up a dog that had been abandoned in a hotel room.

Roommate abandons cat

21ST ST. NE, 700 block, Oct. 18. Apartment residents called Humane Society about a tabby left by a roommate who had moved out a month earlier. The residents could no longer afford to feed the cat and surrendered it to the society. The cat is being evaluated for adoption.

Adoptable terrier pit bull mix

THIRD ST. SE, 4300 block, Aug. 17. A 6-month-old terrier pit bull mix found as a stray 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

Owner gives up chow chow mix

SOUTHERN AVE. SE, 600 block, Oct. 6. A woman took a sick 5-month-old chow chow-shepherd mix to the league's medical center. She did not want to pay for the dog's care and parvovirus test, so she surrendered the animal for adoption. The dog was hospitalized and is likely to be made available for adoption when it recovers.

Stray dog has broken bones

28TH ST. SE, 1800 block, Oct. 12. A woman called animal control about an injured 18-month-old Yorkshire terrier that she found on her street. The dog was taken to the league's medical center; X-rays showed it had multiple pelvic fractures. It was put on medication and was being held in the medical center.

Center treats cat

41ST PL. SE, 1700 block, Oct. 15. A woman took her 5-year-old cat, which had a blocked urethra, to the league's medical center. Veterinarians unblocked the urethra.

Author book discussion

Jim Gorant of Sports Illustrated will discuss his book, "The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption," from 7 to 8 p.m. next Thursday at the Washington Animal Rescue League. There will be a question-and-answer session and book signing. 202-726-2556.

-- Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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