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

Failure to report immediately: Randolph St. NW, 900 block, Oct. 25. Three cats were surrendered to the Humane Society after they were left in an apartment for a month when their owner passed away and were not cared for by property management.

False report: 26th St. NE, 2900 block, Oct. 26. A Humane Society officer responding to a complaint that a neighbor had sealed a family of raccoons in a crawl space inspected the home and found nothing.

Storm rattles dog: Oat St. NE, 1200 block, Oct. 29. Animal control officers freed a chained 3-year-old pit bull that had become entangled in a ladder in a garage. The dog was taken to the animal hospital and was treated for a leg injury.

Dogs without food or water: Elmira St. SW, 200 block, Oct. 26. A Humane Society officer removed a pit bull and her four puppies that were abandoned in a vehicle for four days by an owner involved in a domestic violence incident.

Puppy received medical care: Anacostia Rd. SE, 300 block, Oct. 29. Humane Society officers picked up a stray 4-month old pit bull that tested positive for Parvo.

Adoptable kittens: Fifth St. NW, 1200 bloc, July 22. Two 4-month-old kittens that were found in a shed of a residence were taken to the shelter. For information, e-mail

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

Owner changes jobs: Meridian Pl. NW, 1400 block, Oct. 24. A woman relinquished a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix to the league because she could no longer care for it.

Dog’s eye problem: L St. NW, unit block, Oct. 25. A woman took a 4-year-old Shih Tzu to the league’s medical center because of an eye problem. A severe ulceration of the eye was diagnosed, and surgery was recommended.

Cat’s condition relieved: 28th St. SE, 1500 block, Oct. 26. A woman took a 2-year-old cat that was diagnosed with aural hematoma to the league’s medical center, where fluid was drained from its ear and medication was prescribed.

Dog defaced: Landover, Hubbard Rd., 3500 block, Oct. 26. A 2-year-old Pekingese that was attacked by a dog, causing injury to its face, needed surgery to save one of its eyes. The owner decided to surrender the dog to the league.

Sick dog surrendered: Allison St. NE, 1200 block, Oct. 27. A man relinquished a 1-year-old Labrador mix to the league because the dog had an abscess in the abdomen.

Pets not allowed: Woodbridge, Beale Ct., 3400 block, Oct. 27. A woman relinquished a 1-year-old hound mix because she was moving to a building where pets were not allowed.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus