Foiled to safety: Wahler Pl. SE, 1300 block, Nov. 28. Responding to a call about a cat that was trapped in a storm drain, an animal control officer placed a humane trap in the storm pipe and captured the kitten.
Grooming time: Good Hope Rd. SE, 2300 block, Nov. 29. Responding to a report, a Humane Society officer spoke with an owner of a 5-year-old Shih Tzu with severely matted fur and discussed proper grooming.
Abusive friend: Maryland Ave. NE, 1800 block, Nov. 27. A cat was surrendered to a Humane Society officer after it was physically abused by the cat owner’s friend. The animal received emergency treatment.
Owners sought: Edgewood St. NE, 500 block, Nov. 27. A Humane Society officer is investigating a case where a cat was abandoned by its owners, who had moved out of a residence.
Adoptable dog: B St. SE, 5200 block, May 7. A 1-year-old pit bull was found as a stray.
Animal holiday drive: The Humane Society is holding a holiday drive through Jan. 4. For a complete list of items and donation locations, visit www.washhumane.org.
Playing opossum: Alexandria, H St., 1200 block, Nov. 29. A woman took a 4-year-old golden retriever to the league’s medical center because, while playing, the dog would suddenly collapse and appear to be unconscious, then get up after a moment. The veterinarian gave the owner a referral to see a specialist.
Health comes first: Fifth St. NW, 5200 block, Dec. 1. A man relinquished a 15-year-old cat to the league. He could no longer properly care for the animal because of medical issues.
Ails of age: Gallatin St. NW, 700 block, Dec. 4. A woman took a 15-year-male cat to the league’s medical center because the animal was limping. Deterioration of a ligament was diagnosed, and recommended treatment included weight loss, a four-week confinement and a joint supplement.