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.
Woman's Cats Impounded
NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE. NW, 5900 block, June 15. Police asked Animal Control to pick up two cats after their female owner was arrested in an alleged assault with a knife. The cats were held at the D.C. shelter pending contact from the owner.
Raccoon Falls Into Bedroom
SHERIDAN ST. NW, 1-100 block, June 20. A woman called Animal Control after a baby raccoon fell through a hole in a ceiling in her bedroom. An officer picked up the raccoon, which was transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Kitten Under Auto Hood Freed
MICHIGAN AVE. NW, 100 block, June 15. A security guard at a hospital called Animal Control about a kitten found in the engine area of a Volkswagen. An officer removed the kitten and took it to the D.C. shelter, where it was made available for adoption.
Dog Chained on Porch
RHODE ISLAND AVE. NE, 1-100 block, June 15. Investigating a report about a dog at a residence, a Humane Society officer found a large Labrador mix attached to a tangled chain on a back porch without water. The yard was soiled with feces. The officer spoke with an elderly woman, who said she was afraid of the dog, which had bitten her twice. She said the dog belonged to a relative. After advising the dog's owner of applicable laws, the dog was impounded. The case was under investigation.
Bulldog Found in Filthy Yard
FIRST ST. NW, 2400 block, June 15. A Humane Society officer impounded a thin American bulldog found in a yard soiled with feces, debris and a piece of raw meat. Flies were swarming around the dog. The officer spoke to a relative of the dog's owner, who did not know what the owner planned to do with the dog. It was held at the society shelter pending an investigation.
Alligator Report Toothless
WHEELER RD. SE, 4300 block, June 17. A resident reported to police that a 13-foot alligator was in a yard. An Animal Control officer investigated but found nothing.
-- Compiled by SARAH LANE