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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

Cocker spaniel needs grooming: Parkwood Pl. NW, 1400 block, Aug. 27. Investigating a report alleging neglect, a Humane Society officer found a dirty and matted cocker spaniel. The owners, who said they had been unaware of the grooming required for the breed, surrendered it to the society. The dog was placed with an animal rescue group.

Pit bull has tumor: Gainesville St. SE, 2800 block, Aug. 30. Owners of a pit bull with a tumor on its chest were issued a notification by a Humane Society officer to have the animal evaluated by a veterinarian.

Kitten’s care investigated: G St. NE, 1400 block, Aug. 30. A 5-week-old kitten was rescued from a residence after the owner allegedly denied the kitten veterinary care. The kitten was underweight and lethargic. The case was under investigation.

Adoptable dog: Kendall St. SE, 1800 block, July 13. A 1-year-old pit bull 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

Shih Tzu sibling rivalry? Silver Spring, Blair Mill Rd., 1400 block, Aug. 27. A couple relinquished an 8-year-old female Shih Tzu mix to the Animal Rescue League because the dog had become anxious after the birth of their baby. The pet, which previously had been sweet and cuddly, shook, drooled, paced and soiled its crate. They tried anti-anxiety medication, but it caused the dog to become sleepy and lose its appetite. The league found the dog a new home.

Surgery recommended: New Hampshire Ave. NW, 3500 block, Aug. 28. A woman took a 1-year-old German shepherd mix to the league’s medical center because of a mass on its chest. Cells from the mass were examined, and no malignant cells were seen. The league recommended surgery to remove the mass.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus


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