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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

Kittens removed: Galveston St. SW, 100 block, March 26. Animal control removed five 1-month-old kittens from inside the walls and ceiling of an apartment.

Charged with animal cruelty: Gales St. NE, 1700 block, March 26. A man was arrested on accusations of shooting a pit bull with a BB gun on March 5.

Puppy rescued: Massachusetts Ave. SE, 3400 block, March 27. Humane Society officers removed an underweight 6-month-old pit bull that was found tethered with a heavy chain outside.

Concerned witness: Skyland Pl. SE, 2300 block, March 31. A woman took a stray cat away from a resident who sprinkled an unknown dry substance on the cat because it was sitting in front of the apartment.

Adoptable rabbits: Longfellow St. NW, 700 block, Feb. 13. Two 1-year-old bunnies were surrendered to the shelter.

Fashion for Paws Runway Show: A fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society, from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, National Building Museum, 401 F. St. NW. Tickets are $150.

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

A periodic allergy: Kenyon St. NW, 500 block, March 27. A man took a 3-year-old bulldog to the league’s medical center because it was bleeding under the chin. A hot spot caused by an environmental allergen was diagnosed.

Dog medicated: Bryan Pl. SE, 2200 block, March 28. A woman took a 12-year-old bulldog to the league’s medical center because it had a stiff squint. The dog was found to be suffering from arthritis and had a cyst on its eyelid.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus


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