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.
Injured Dog Found
ORLEANS PL. NE, 600 block, June 28. A Humane Society officer, investigating a report of a dog hit by a car, found a female dog with a seriously injured rear leg. The dog was treated at an animal hospital and was recovering at the society shelter, where it was held pending an investigation.
Pit Bulls Impounded
K ST. SE, 3000 block, June 30. Investigating a report that a dog had been left behind after a move, a Humane Society officer found a black-and-white pit bull behind a residence, tied on a leash so short that the dog was forced to stand. It had no access to water or shelter. The property owner said the dog belonged to a relative, who, when contacted by the officer, said he would call with his new address. The dog was being held at the society shelter pending an investigation.
ILLINOIS AVE. NW, 4800 block, June 27. A Humane Society officer impounded a pit bull found on a three-foot-long chain and without access to shelter or food. The officer left a notice for the owners. The dog was being held pending an investigation.
Doberman in Distress
GRANT ST. NE, 4000 block, July 1. Investigating a complaint, a Humane Society officer found a Doberman pinscher that was unable to move because its chain had become snagged in wooden floor slats. The dog was crying and had no access to water or shelter. The dog's owner was advised that she needed to improve the animal's pen. The case was under investigation.
Brindle Bulldog Seized
26TH ST. NE, 2900 block, July 3. Responding to call about a dead dog in the back yard of a home where only a teenager lived, a Humane Society officer found not a dead pet, but a stuffed toy animal. A dog, however, could be heard barking indoors. The officer left a notice on the door of the home. When no response was received, she paid a follow-up visit and found a brindle American bulldog in the back yard, which was filled with junk and waist-high grass. The dog was being held at the society shelter. An investigation was continuing.
-- Compiled by SARAH LANE