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 www.washhumane. org.

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.

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

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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus