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

Abandoned orphaned animals: Varnum St. NE, 1000 block, Nov. 4. The Humane Society is investigating an allegation that several dogs and cats were abandoned in a home after their owner had passed away and relatives had vacated the property.

No one’s at home: Rittenhouse St. NE, 1-100 block, Oct. 30. A Humane Society officer removed two pit bulls from a yard where they had no shelter from Hurricane Sandy.

Beaver rescued and released: Forrester St. SW, 100 block, Oct. 30. Animal control officers removed a beaver that was trapped under an outdoor stairwell.

Family gives up dog: W St. SE, 1500 block, Nov. 5. A Humane Society officer picked up a Shar-Pei from relatives of a dog owner who no longer lived at the residence.

Adoptable dog: Fourth St. NE, 2400 block, Sept. 29. A 9-year-old collie boxer was surrendered to the shelter because the owners were moving and could no longer care for it.

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

Cat’s unfortunate outing: Maryland Ave. NE, 2000 block, Oct. 26. A man took a 2-year-old cat to the league’s medical center because it had escaped and returned home with a limp. The cat’s leg was severely broken and needed to be amputated.

Dog must leave: Laurel, Old Stage Coach Rd., 13000 block, Nov. 1. A woman relinquished a 5-month-old pit bull to the league because her landlord did not allow pets.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus