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

Pet-friendly housing unavailable: 37th St. SE, 300 block, May 2. A family displaced by storm damage to their apartment surrendered a corgi mix to the Humane Society.

Owner investigated: Upsal St. SE, 700 block, May 1. An emaciated dog that was tied outside was rescued by a Humane Society officer.

Spraying an apartment: 21st St. NE, 800 block, May 3. A Humane Society officer advised a family that was leaving a 1-year-old cat outside to urinate to have the animal neutered.

Mother returns to complete the family: Thomas Jefferson Bridge and 30th St. NW, May 2. Animal control officers responding to a report of a duckling stuck in the C&O Canal rapids rescued the animal and found its family later that day.

Adoptable cat: Girard St. NE, 600 block, April 4. A 2-year-old cat that was found as a stray was taken 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

Wandering dog: Gaithersburg, Portside Ct., unit block, May 2. A woman took a 2-year-old Shih Tzu to the league. She had found it as a stray March 23.

Medication preferred: Mount Ranier, Varnum St., 3200 block, May 7. A man took a 10-year-old Siberian husky to the league’s medical center because of a limp but declined X-rays because of financial concerns.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus