The following were among cases handled 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.

Rough Ride for Rabbit

NEW YORK AVE. NE, 1200 block, June 17. A student carrying a rabbit boarded a school bus during a field trip and allowed other children to handle the animal roughly. A teacher confiscated the rabbit and took it to the D.C. shelter, where it was held pending contact with the owner or transfer to a rabbit rescue group.

Poodle Abandoned

NEW YORK AVE. NE, 1200 block, June 17. A carrier containing a poodle was left at the front door of the D.C. shelter. The dog was made available for adoption.

Groundhog Trapped

NEBRASKA AVE. NW, 3700 block, June 12. A man caught a groundhog in a trap in his yard and called animal control. An officer released the groundhog at another location.

2 Pit Bulls Euthanized

S ST. NW, 1 to 100 block, June 15. A woman reported that her two pit bulls were fighting in her yard. An animal control officer captured the dogs, which the owner said she no longer wanted. The 6-month-old females, which had gashes and bite wounds, were euthanized at the D.C. shelter.

Cats Kept in Hamster Cage

GOOD HOPE RD. SE, 1600 block, June 12. An apartment building manager found two cats in a filthy hamster cage in a hallway and called animal control. The owner was located and said he could not care for the cats because he was sick. An officer took the cats to the D.C. shelter, and they were adopted.

Dog Bites Police Officer

I ST. SW, 200 block, June 16. A police officer was bitten by an 8-year-old pit bull while arresting the dog's owner. The dog was impounded at the D.C. shelter. The man was released from police custody the next day and claimed his dog at the shelter.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS