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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

Kitten rescued: 18 St. NE, 2600 block, Sept. 31. Animal control officers removed an uninjured kitten that was trapped in a vehicle’s engine. The 4-week-old kitten was taken to the adoption center.

Dog lived with insects: Rand Pl. NE, 2200 block, Sept. 27. A Humane Society officer met with a family who surrendered a dog living in an insect-infested basement.

A mild collision: 14th St. NW, 4000 block, Oct. 1. After a report about a loose dog struck by a vehicle, an animal control officer found a Labrador mix with abrasions to the leg. The dog was reunited with its owners.

Cats impounded: Underwood St. NW, unit block, Sept. 30. A Humane Society officer removed four cats that emergency personnel discovered living in filthy cages in a basement.

Five sick cats: Darrington St. SW, unit block, Sept. 28. Three newborn kittens and two cats were surrendered to a Humane Society officer after they were discovered to be sick and living in unsanitary conditions.

Adoptable cat: 47th St. SE, unit block, June 5. A 1-year-old cat was surrendered 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

Sick owner: Sixth St. NW, 5700 block, Sept. 27. A woman surrendered a 3-year-old cat and a 7-year-old cat to the league because she was ill.

Owner moves on: Indian Head, Park Square Ct., unit block, Oct. 1. A man relinquished a 6-month-old kitten to the league because he was moving.

“Going, Going, Doggone” auction: The Washington Animal Rescue League is holding an online auction to benefit the league. Bids on art, dining certificates, hotel stays and more can be made at through Sunday.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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