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

Owner’s limited funds: Sargent Rd. NE, 5000 block, Sept. 9. A 6-month-old rottweiler was surrendered to a Humane Society officer.

Store chaos: Neal St. NE, 1500 block, Sept. 2. An animal control officer captured a rottweiler that was running loose and had entered a store, chasing workers out of the building. The dog was taken to the shelter, where it was reunited with its owner.

Abandoned animals: Benning Rd. NE, 1500 block, Sept. 10. A Humane Society officer removed two dogs and a cat left unattended for days in an apartment.

A marking behavior: 19th St. SE, 1600 block, Sept. 10. Responding to a complaint, a Humane Society officer met with a woman who explained that a urine odor was the result of her cat spraying on the apartment door. She was advised to have the animal neutered.

Adoptable cat: I St. SE, 1100 block, April 22. A stray 3-year-old cat 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 saved: Bancroft Pl. NW, 2100 block, Sept. 4. A woman found a 4-week-old kitten in an abandoned deck and took it to the league.

Not enough space: Hemlock St. NW, 1200 block, Sept. 5. A woman relinquished her 1-year-old German shepherd to the league because she was moving to a smaller apartment.

Homeless animals from flood: Kiln, Miss., Sept. 6. The league took in nine dogs from the Hancock County Animal Shelter after severe flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac.

Homeless owner: Temple Hills, 23rd Pkwy., 4400 block, Sept. 10. A woman relinquished a 4-year-old Yorkshire terrier to the league because she no longer had a place to live.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus