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D.C. Animal Watch

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

Deer park: G St. NW, 1800 block, Oct. 15. Responding to a call about a deer in a parking garage, animal control captured a buck and released it in a wooded area.

Dog captured: 60th St. NE, 400 block, Oct. 11. Humane Society officers, investigating a report about a pit bull that was abandoned in a residence by owners who had moved out, found the dog running loose and took it to the shelter.

A superficial injury: Hawaii Ave. NE, unit block, Oct. 14. A Humane Society officer responding to a call about a cat that was reportedly shot found a cat with a wound to the neck, but it was not a gunshot injury. The animal was taken to the shelter.

Up on a tree: Kentucky Ave. SE, 200 block, Oct. 9. Animal control officers rescued a cat stuck in a tree about 40 feet above the ground.

Dead dog investigated: 16th St. SE, 2200 block, Oct. 10. The Humane Society is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for the death of a dark-brown brindle that was found in a crate behind an abandoned home. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-723-5730, Ext. 132.

Adoptable dog: Berry Rd. NE, 3100 block, Sept. 9. An 8-year-old pit bull terrier was surrendered to the shelter because the owner could no longer care for it.

This case was handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

Cat allergies: Seventh St. NE, 4800 block, Oct. 10. A woman surrendered a 4-month-old cat after discovering she was allergic to it.

No time for caring: Woodbridge, Nexus Ct., 3500 block, Oct. 12. A man relinquished a 10-month-old Australian cattle mix.

Paws to Vote: Features a Cat vs. Dog election campaign between shelter residents “Mitt’ns” and “Barrrk.” Each vote is $1, which benefits the Washington Animal Rescue League. To vote online, visit until Wednesday.

Paws at the Park Halloween: Features a canine Halloween costume contest and prizes, to benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League. 6-8 p.m. Monday, on the patio of the Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th St. NW. $14, includes two drinks for humans.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus


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