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

Dog chained: 56th St. NE, 200 block, Aug. 20. A 1-year-old pit bull was surrendered to the Humane Society after it was found hazardously chained. The owner claimed that the dog would constantly escape.

Pit bull puppies surrendered: 57th St. NE, 200 block, Aug. 21. An owner of a pit bull that had five puppies surrendered the 2-month-old dogs to the Humane Society because she could not properly care for them.

Possibly abandoned?: Mellon St. SE, 400 block, Aug. 25. The Humane Society is investigating a report of tenants moving out of an apartment and abandoning a cat.

Adoptable dog: A 5-year-old pit bull terrier that had a rough life was surrendered.

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

Eye and mouth checked: North Capitol St. NE, 6500 block, Aug. 21. A woman took an 11-year-old German shepherd mix to the league’s medical center because of a mass on its eyelid. Surgery and dental cleaning were recommended.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus