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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

Kitten’s crying helped: Virginia Ave. SW, 400 block, Feb. 1. An animal control officer responding to a report about a cat crying under the hood of a vehicle removed the 3-month-old kitten when the car’s owner arrived.

Separated from family: 35th St. NE, 200 block, Feb. 4. A pit bull was abandoned in an alley. The dog appeared to have recently given birth.

Under observation: Webster St. NW, 1500 block, Feb. 1. A Humane Society officer met with the owner of an underweight dog. The owner explained that the 3-year-old collie mix had been seen by a veterinarian for tests.

Adoptable cat: Hillside Rd., 4600 block, Nov. 27. An underweight 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

Flea allergy: Fourth St. NE, 4200 block, Feb. 5. A woman took a 3-year-old Pomeranian to the league’s medical center because part of its body was sensitive to touch. A flea allergy was diagnosed.

A little discomfort: Gallatin St. NW, 300 block, Feb. 6. A man took a 13-year-old Yorkshire terrier to the league’s medical center because a toenail was growing into the pad of its paw.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus


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