Raccoon investigation: Quarles St. NE, 4500 block, Feb. 22. A severely injured raccoon was found beaten and burned in a courtyard. The Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this act of animal cruelty. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 202-723-5730, Ext. 134.
No pets allowed: V St. SE, 1500 block, Feb. 25. Owners surrendered their cat because they had moved to an apartment.
Dog chokes from collar: Oglethorpe St. NE, 800 block, Feb. 25. A pit bull was impounded after it was found cruelly chained in the back yard of a residence.
Easy way out: 16th St. NW, 7000 block, Feb. 19. Animal control officers who found a buck stuck inside a fenced yard opened a gate, and the deer walked out to Rock Creek Park.
Adoptable dog: A 10-month-old dog was surrendered to the shelter.
No tests for now: Allison St. NW, 1100 block, Feb. 20. A dog had eaten a toy and was vomiting and had diarrhea, but when it eventually threw up the toy and appeared to be fine, the owner took the 11-month-old Labrador mix to the league’s medical center for an examination. An abdominal X-ray was offered, but the owner declined.
A costly present: Fairmont St. NW, 1300 block, Feb. 20. A woman relinquished a 10-month-old boxer mix that was given to her by a friend because she did not have the time or money to care for the dog.
An end to cleaning up: Delaware Ave. SW, 1200 block, Feb. 21. A woman took a 14-year-old cat to the league’s medical center because it had been vomiting about once a day for the past two months. Blood work revealed hyperthyroidism, and the owner chose to treat the animal with medication.