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These were among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society, which operates its shelter at 7319 Georgia Ave. NW, and the District’s, at 1201 New York Ave. NE. For information or assistance, call 202-723-5730 or go to

Dogs given up: 46th St. NE, 800 block, March 11. Responding to a report of dogs jumping a fence and showing aggressive behavior, a Humane Society officer met with the owner of two pit bulls, who agreed to surrender the underweight animals. They were taken to the shelter, where they were treated for bite wounds and skin maladies.

Dog impounded: Quintana Pl. NW, 500 block, March 9. A Humane Society officer removed a pit bull from a back yard that had no food, water or shelter.

Surgery for cats: Chesapeake St. SE, 800 block, March 8. A Humane Society officer advised a woman with two cats to have them neutered.

Adoptable cat: New York Ave. NE, 1200 block, Jan. 22. An owner who was moving surrendered a 12-year-old cat.

These cases were handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

Against a rule: G St. SE, 4600 block, March 10. A woman relinquished an 18-week-old husky mix to the league because of housing regulations.

Neither will keep: Oglethorpe St. NW, unit block, March 11. A woman surrendered a 1-year-old pit bull mix to the league because of a divorce.

Free monthly clinic: Oglethorpe St. NW, unit block, March 12. The league spayed and neutered 14 pit bull terriers.

Mega Match-a-Thon: The Washington Animal Rescue League will have dogs and cats available for adoption at an event sponsored by the ASPCA from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 and April 1. Adoption fees are $20 for cats and $40 for dogs.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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