A flighty museumgoer: Constitution Ave. NW, 1400 block, Feb. 8. Animal control officers found a sharp-shinned hawk stuck between pigeon netting and the ceiling of a museum loading dock and lured it toward a hole, through which it escaped.
Death investigated: New Hampshire Ave. NW, 5100 block, Feb. 9. A deceased Yorkshire terrier was taken to the shelter.
Cat injured: Otis St. NW, 1300 block, Feb. 10. An owner surrendered a cat that had broken its leg during an altercation with a dog because she could not afford treatment for the pet.
Surprise rescue: 55th St. NE, 700 block, Feb. 9. During a warranted search conducted by the Metropolitan Police Department, a poodle was found abandoned with minimal food and water.
Adoptable dog: Third St. NW, 1400 block, Jan. 29. A 2-year-old hound mix was taken to the shelter.
Sick cat gets help: 14th St. NW, 1300 block, Feb. 7. A woman took a 10-year-old cat to the league’s medical center because the animal had been losing weight rapidly. After an examination, hyperthyroidism was diagnosed.
Unwelcome roommate: Alexandria, N. Ripley St., 700 block, Feb. 12. A woman took a 6-year-old cat to the league because she was moving in with her father, who was allergic to cats.
WARL receives special award: The Humane Society of the United States has named the Washington Animal Rescue League as one of its top 10 Emergency Placement Partners of 2012.