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

Cat trapped and fixed: Fourth St. NW, 2000 block, Jan. 17. Animal control officers removed a cat that was wedged inside a vehicle. The neighborhood stray was taken to the spay and neuter center, where it had surgery. It was later released to its colony.

No food and water: Southern Ave. SE, 800 block, Jan. 18. An abandoned 5-month-old kitten found in an apartment was taken to the shelter.

Dozen birds get the heat: 34th St. SE, 2300 block, Jan. 16. Responding to a report of birds without proper shelter, a Humane Society officer met with an owner of two parrots and 10 domestic birds. The owner said that the birds were brought indoors during extreme cold weather and had heat lamps and nesting boxes other times.

Dog impounded: 34th St. SE, 300 block, Jan. 19. A pit bull that was found entangled in its tie and unable to access shelter was taken to the society.

Adoptable dog: Fort Totten Dr. NE, 4900 block, Aug. 28. A 10-month-old pit bull that was found as a stray was taken 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

Sick dog: New York Ave. NW, unit block, Jan. 22. A man took a 1-year-old Chihuahua to the league’s medical center because it was vomiting and lethargic. Testing for parvovirus was recommended, but the owner declined and opted to take the dog home.

No time or money: S. 26th St., Arlington. A woman surrendered a 1-year-old Labrador mix to the league for adoption.

Catapalooza!: The Washington Animal Rescue League is hosting the annual cat adoption event with snacks, raffle prizes and children’s activities, from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 10. The adoption fee is $14 with a five-pound bag of dry cat food or a case of canned food for the league’s food bank.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus