Caught in action: Bladensburg Rd. NE, 3000 block, Nov. 11. A Humane Society officer responded to a report about a cat being abused on a balcony. The officer met with the owner, who surrendered the animal.
Dog rescued: First St. NW, 2100 block, Nov. 12. A dog that the Humane Society found outside, neglected and abandoned, was discovered to be the victim of years of severe physical abuse.
Deer sedated: 28th St. NW, 1600 block, Nov. 9. Animal control received a call about a deer that was trapped in a back yard and ramming its head against glass patio doors. An officer sedated the buck and later released it in a wooded area.
Tenant leaves cat behind: 16th St. SE, 1900 block, Nov. 9. A cat that was abandoned by a previous tenant was surrendered.
Adoptable cat: Delafield Pl. NW, 300 block, July 17. A 7-year-old cat was surrendered by an owner who was moving.
Less animal care: Fourth Ave. SW, 1300 block, Nov. 8. A pregnant woman relinquished a 5-year-old Pomeranian because she could no longer care for the dog.
Too many cats: Massachusetts Ave. NW, 3800 block, Nov. 10. A man surrendered three 3-month-old kittens after finding them with their mother and caring for the family for a couple of months.
Holiday Open House: The Washington Animal Rescue League is hosting an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. There will be music, holiday goodies and an opportunity to have pet pictures taken with Santa. Animals will be available for adoption.