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

Hiding the evidence: G St. NE, 1600 block, Dec. 28. Humane Society officers obtained a search warrant when an owner refused to show a pit bull that was reported to have sores on its legs.

Hawk scares visitors: Union Station, NE, Jan. 1. Animal control captured a Cooper’s hawk that was flying inside Union Station and released it outside.

A flighty house guest: G St. SW, 200 block, Dec. 25. An animal control officer caught a House Wren flying inside a residence and released it into the wild.

Cat to be neutered: Eaton Rd. SE, 1200 block, Dec. 27. A Humane Society officer met with the owners of a cat who allowed the animal to go outside because it would urinate inside the home.

Adoptable dog: Raum St. NE, 1200 block, Aug. 21. A 1-year-old whippet and terrier mix was surrendered to the shelter.

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

Owner moves on: Madison St. NW, 500 block, Dec. 28. A woman relinquished a 10-month-old pit bull terrier and a 9-month-old tea cup Yorkshire terrier to the league because she was moving and couldn’t take the dogs with her.

Dog needs attention: Takoma Park, Kansas Lane, 6400 block, Dec. 28. A man surrendered a 6-year-old Labrador retriever mix to the league because he could no longer care for the dog.

No time for caring: Bowie, Emperor Ct., 3500 block, Dec. 29. A woman relinquished a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix to the league because her work schedule changed.

Unfriendly dogs: Silver Spring, Three Oaks Dr., 9200 block, Dec. 29. A woman surrendered a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier to the league because the dog, which she took in from a owner, didn’t get along with her dog.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus