The following were among cases received recently by the Washington Humane Society. The society operates its own shelter at 7319 Georgia Ave. NW and the District's shelter at 1201 New York Ave. NE. For more information or assistance, 24 hours a day, call 202-723-5730.
A Tangled, Tubby Tabby
16TH ST. NW, 3600 block, Oct. 15. A woman called the Humane Society to report that someone had poured glue onto the back of her cat. An officer found a very fat cat with matted fur down the center of its back. The officer told the woman that the cat could not groom itself because of its weight and advised her on proper diet and grooming. The woman took her cat to a veterinarian to have the mats cut off.
Dog Owner Vows Better Care
13TH ST. NW, 4900 block, Oct. 6. Investigating a report, a Humane Society officer found two pit bulls, a male and a female, wearing prong collars and chained alongside a house. Some puppies were found elsewhere in the yard. The dogs' owner was told to free the adults from the chains and replace the collars with nylon and buckle collars. When the society returned for a follow-up visit, the owner had given away the adult male and the puppies. The owner agreed to have the society spay the adult female, which was returned after surgery. The owner said she would keep the dog inside and showed an officer the dog's new bed and toys.
Sick Parakeet Euthanized
14TH ST. NW, 3500 block, Oct. 16. The owner of a parakeet called the Humane Society because her bird was not eating. An officer found two 10-year-old parakeets, one very ill. After consulting with a veterinarian specializing in birds, the owner surrendered the sick parakeet for euthanasia.
Dog Owner Charged With Cruelty
ALDEN PL. NE, 3300 block, Oct. 16. A man was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals in connection with the impoundment of his mixed-breed dog in January. The animal, which had a severe cut caused by a harness embedded in its body, was treated and adopted.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS