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

A horrific animal case: S St. SE, 3900 block, Nov. 25. Two brindle-colored mixed-breed dogs, one severely injured and one dead, were found in a trash can in an alley. The Humane Society is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Call 202-723-5730, Ext. 132, or e-mail

Caught dragging: Eads St. NE, 4900 block, Nov. 23. A D.C. police officer called the Humane Society about a Yorkshire terrier being dragged by a man on a bicycle. The dog was injured, and the bicyclist was arrested. The owner, who could not afford veterinary treatment, surrendered the animal to a Humane Society officer.

Cat is on medication: 11th St. NW, 1900 block, Nov. 24. A Humane Society officer met an underweight cat’s owner, who said that a veterinarian had diagnosed a thyroid problem.

Adoptable dog: 19th St. SE, 1500 block, Oct. 20. A 9-month-old terrier was surrendered by an owner who could no longer take care of the animal.

Pet photos with Santa: The Humane Society is hosting photo sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Center, 5104 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-723-5730.

Animal holiday drive: The Humane Society is holding a holiday drive through Jan. 4. For a complete list of items and donation locations, visit

No cases were reported recently by the Washington Animal Rescue League at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus