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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

Left alone: Maryland Ave. NE, 2000 block, July 23. A cat discovered abandoned by tenants was impounded.

No food or shelter: 60th St. NE, 400 block, July 19. A Humane Society officer responding to a report about an underweight dog that was left outside during a thunderstorm spoke to the owner, who decided to surrender the animal because he lost his job.

Dogs impounded: Fields Pl. NE, 5800 block, July 23. Humane Society removed a pit bull and a Labrador mix from a home where they were living in unsanitary conditions.

Bird escapes: Ninth St. and New York Ave. NW, July 17. Responding to a report, an animal control officer found a bird that was disoriented but was able to fly away after an attempt was made to check on its injuries.

Adoptable dog: New York Ave., 1200 block, July 2. A 2-year-old pit bull mix that was found as a stray was taken to the shelter.

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

Kitten’s leg amputated: Adams St. NE, 200 block, July 17. A woman surrendered a 7-month-old kitten because it had a leg injury and she could not afford to pay for medical fees. The cat’s leg was amputated because of a severe complex fracture.

Adoptable cats: Hayes St. NW, 3700 block, July 17. A woman took two cats to the league because she could no longer care for them.

Dogs available for adoption: Hyattsville, Medwick Dr., 6500 block, July 18. A woman surrendered two Chihuahuas.

2nd Annual Adopt-A-Thon: The Washington Animal Rescue League is offering cats and dogs with a “Name Your Price” adoption fee from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 11. Animals are vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. For information, visit

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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