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

Visiting bear spotted: Glenbrook Lane and 49th St . NW, June 26. Humane Society officers tranquilized and safely captured a bear.

Panda’s hideout foiled: Smithsonian National Zoo and Adams Morgan, June 24. A red panda reported missing Sunday night was spotted hiding in a tree. The bear was lured by Humane Society officers and returned to the zoo.

Deer rescued and released: Tennyson St. NW, 3000 block, June 23. Responding to a report, an animal control officer removed a 1-week-old fawn that was trapped between two fences.

Housing problem: P St. SW, unit block, June 18. An owner who was moving surrendered a 6-month-old red shepherd mix to a Humane Society officer.

Cat’s collar removed: Second St. SE, 3800 block, June 18. A Humane Society officer was investigating a case of a cat that was surrendered to the society with an embedded collar.

Dog sprained its leg: Irving St. NE, 1200 block, June 19. A Humane Society officer met with an owner whose dog was limping and was seeing a veterinarian that day.

Adoptable dog: Bruce Pl. SE, 2700 block, Jan. 4. A 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix was taken to the shelter as a stray.

This case was handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

Dog fight wounds treated: Fairlawn Ave., 1600 block, June 20. A woman took a 2-year-old pit bull to the league’s medical center because the animal had gotten into a fight with a stray dog.

ASPCA $100K Challenge: The league has reduced adoption fees until Aug. 31. Cats and kittens are $6, or $10 for two animals adopted at the same time; puppies younger than 6 months, $100; and dogs 6 months and older, $50. For on- and off-site adoption events, visit the Web site.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus