Runaway dogs: 50th Pl. NE, 500 block, Dec. 6. An animal control officer caught two pit bulls that were running loose.
Owner gets feeding instructions: Third St. NE, 900 block, Dec. 4. A Humane Society officer met with the owner of an underweight pit bull. The owner said that she had only had the dog for a week and that it had weighed less when she got it. She was advised to take the animal to a veterinarian.
A familiar dog: Fifth and Van Buren streets NW, Dec. 7. An animal control officer captured a beagle that was running loose. The officer spoke to a mailman who recognized the dog and helped return it to its owner.
Rock thrower charged: Fifth St. SE, 700 block, Dec. 9. A Humane Society officer assisted D.C. police in an incident involving a person who threw a rock at a beagle while it was being walked by its owner. A suspect was arrested on animal cruelty charges.
Snake finds a home: M St. SE, 2900 block, Dec. 8. A Humane Society officer responded to a call and discovered that a ball python was left on a porch for a new owner to retrieve. Because of its size, the new owner decided not to take the reptile. The officer told a neighbor who wanted the snake about proper care and feeding.
Adoptable cat: Fourth St. SE, 4200 block, March 24. A 1-year-old cat was made available for adoption after recovering from a burn injury.
Animal holiday drive: The Humane Society is holding a holiday drive through Jan. 4. For a complete list of needed items and donation locations, visit www.washhumane.org.
Owner moves on: Jefferson St. NW, 1200 block, Dec. 6. A woman relinquished two miniature pinschers, ages 3 and 8, and an 8-year-old cocker spaniel to the league because she had to move and couldn’t take the animals with her.
Talked out of it: I St. SW, 3500 block, Dec. 7. A woman took a 3-month-old Labrador mix to the league. She said that she had taken it from two people who were holding the dog in front of oncoming traffic.