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.
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.