The following were among cases received recently by the Washington Humane Society (202-723-5730) and the D.C. Department of Health's Animal Control Division (202-576-6664). For more information or assistance, 24 hours a day, call either number.
Man Surrenders Relative's Dog
NEW YORK AVE. NE, 1200 block, June 8. A man surrendered a 6-year-old cairn terrier to the D.C. shelter because, he said, it had fleas. The next day a relative of the man called the shelter, claiming that the man did not have authority to surrender the terrier and saying she wanted it back. The woman agreed to have dental work performed on the dog at the shelter. After paying for the procedure, she claimed the terrier.
Goose Struck, Killed by Car
BRYANT ST. NW, 100 block, June 13. A woman called Animal Control after seeing a Canada goose hit and killed by a car. She said the bird's nine goslings were wandering in the street. An officer caught them, and they were transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Wild Ducks Avoid Future as Pets
13TH AND E STREETS NW, June 14. A man saw another man put mallard ducklings in a paper bag and asked him what he was doing. The other man said he was planning to take them home as pets. The first man took the ducklings and called Animal Control. An officer picked up the baby birds, which were transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator. It is illegal to keep wild ducks as pets, according to Animal Control.
Raccoons Freed From Air Shaft
30TH ST. SE, 3000 block, June 14. A landlord called Animal Control about a family of raccoons trapped in an air shaft in an apartment. An officer arrived and, after the landlord opened the shaft, removed a mother raccoon and two babies. They were released to the wild.
-- Compiled by SARAH LANE