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

Caught in 15 minutes: Sergeant Rd. NE, 4900 block, April 6. Animal control officers found a domestic rabbit lying under a vehicle and captured the animal after a chase.

Sandwiched birds: Q St. NE, 1500 block, April 6. Animal control officers removed two mourning doves that were trapped in between a storm window and basement window and released them.

Cats up 40 feet high: Carlton Ave. NE, 2900 block, April 6. Animal control officers found a dead kitten that had fallen off a tree, and its sibling was still stuck in the tree. Using a ladder, an animal control officer rescued the 4-week-old kitten.

Owner detained: 49th St. NW, 4600 block, April 7. A Humane Society officer responding to a call about two abandoned dogs in a home was met by a friend of the dogs’ owner who was asked to care for the animals.

Expected to recover: E St. SE, 5300 block, April 3. An 8-week-old Shih Tzu was surrendered to the Humane Society after it was accidentally stepped on and its owner could not afford veterinary care. The puppy suffered a lung contusion.

Owners tracked down: Longfellow St. NW, 700 block, April 5. A Humane Society officer removed a cat that was abandoned in an apartment by previous tenants.

Adoptable dog: 21st St. NE, 800 block, Feb. 13. A 2-year-old pit bull terrier 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

Relative’s responsibility ends: Bryant St. NE, 1300 block, April 5. A woman relinquished a 6-year-old Shih Tzu to the league because the dog’s owner had been placed in a senior care facility.

Removal recommended: Green St. SE, 2300 block, April 9. A woman took a 7-year-old Yorkshire terrier to the league’s medical center to have a cyst on the dog’s abdomen drained for the third time.

Corneal ulcer treated: 37th St. SE, 2000 block, April 9. A man took a 15-year-old terrier mix to the league’s medical center because it had been squinting for a week.

Pet supply drive at RFK Stadium: D.C. United will host a pet supply and food drive to benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Take donations to the league’s truck, where adoptable animals will also be available.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus