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

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.

These cases were handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus