These cases were 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

Free to fly: Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 1200 block, Jan. 19. Responding to a call about a hawk that was stuck in a net outside the fifth floor of a building, an animal control officer cut a hole in the netting, and the bird flew out.

Under hair treatment: Fourth St. NW, 5200 block, Jan. 14. A Humane Society officer responding to a call about a dog with hair loss met with an owner, who provided paperwork that showed that she had recently adopted the 5-month-old pit bull from a rescue group and that the dog was being treated for mange by a veterinarian.

Cat impounded: Neal St. NE, 1500 block, Jan. 11. A Humane Society officer seized an underweight, abandoned 8-month-old cat.

Cat left behind: Barnaby Rd. SE, 4200 block, Jan. 9. A Humane Society officer impounded a cat that was abandoned by a tenant.

Adoptable cat: O St. NW., February 2011. A 6-year-old cat 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

Dog breaks a leg: 13th St. NW, 5700 block, Jan. 9. A man took a 4-year-old beagle to the league’s medical center because the dog had jumped off a couch and then could not put weight on its leg. The animal was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital, but the owner could not afford X-rays. After an examination, a broken leg was diagnosed. The dog went home with a bandage and a splinter.

Sandy’s adoptable animals: Oglethorpe St. NW, unit block, Jan. 14. The league received eight dogs and five cats that had been surrendered to a temporary shelter in New York by their owners, who were displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus