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

Unknown injury: V St. NW, 1400 block, Oct. 7. Responding to a report that a pigeon had been shot with an arrow, a Humane Society officer found the bird unable to fly but with no visible injury. The bird was taken to a rehabilitator.

In the owner’s absence: 16th St. NW, 1600 block, Oct. 9. Humane Society officers gave food to an abandoned 2-month-old kitten inside an apartment and attempted to locate an owner. An attorney called in and informed the officer that the kitten was removed and placed in a foster home.

Finding shelter: 18th and Hamlin streets, NE, Oct. 10. Animal control officers responding to a call about a cat stuck in a sewer were unable to locate the animal and left a humane trap. A 6-week-old kitten was captured and taken to the shelter.

Issues not resolved by rain: V St. SE, 1600 block, Oct. 12. A Humane Society officer met with an owner of a 3-month-old pit bull that was left out in the rain. The owner complained about housebreaking issues. The officer gave the owner housebreaking tips.

No where to go: Alabama Ave. SE, 2400 block, Oct. 13. Animal control removed an 8- to 12-week-old kitten that was stuck under a wooden fence and took it to the shelter.

Long overdue reunion: Grand Circle and Kansas Ave. NW, Oct. 13. A Humane Society officer picked up a stray cocker spaniel mix and scanned its microchip. An owner from Annapolis was located and reunited with the dog, which had been missing for more than two years.

Adoptable dog: A 2-year-old Cane Corso mix was surrendered to the shelter with her four puppies because their owner could not afford to care for them.

Adoption event: Cats and dogs will be available for adoption at the Washington Humane Society’s mobile adoption vehicle at FedEx Field Gate H from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and Dec. 8. For information, go to

These cases were handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

Couple on the go: Alley Ct. SW, unit block, Oct. 8. A couple relinquished a 4-month-old German shepherd mix to the league because they had no time to spend with the animal.

Pet restriction: Ninth St. NE, 3900 block, Oct. 12. A man surrendered a 4-month-old Labrador retriever mix to the league because his landlord did not allow pets.

Kittens excluded: Hyattsville, 20th Ave., 5400 block, Oct. 13. A man relinquished two kittens to the league because he was moving.

Howl-o-ween events: To benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League. On Oct. 31, the Cantina Marina at 600 Water St. SW will hold a “Yappy Hour” and costume contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Adoptable dogs will be available. The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown Hotel, 2401 M St. NW, will hold a trick-or-treating party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information, visit

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus