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

Pit bull rescued from balcony: 14th St. NE, 2200 block, Dec. 7. The Humane Society rescued a 6-month-old pit bull discovered living outside on a balcony without proper shelter.

Dog’s death investigated: Fort Davis St. SE, 1600 block, Dec. 9. Humane Society officers are investigating a case in which an underweight dog died after not getting veterinary care.

Cat ties up traffic: East Capitol St. and Minnesota Ave. NE, Dec. 12. A cat was stuck in the middle of the road under an overpass during afternoon rush hour. A police officer stopped traffic so a Humane Society officer could rescue the animal. The cat was taken to the D.C. shelter and was to be evaluated for adoption.

Adoptable cat: A 3-year-old cat was surrendered by an owner who moved away for school.

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

Dog diagnosed with heart murmur : Galveston Pl. SW, unit block, Dec. 4. A 6-year-old Brussels Griffon was taken to the league’s medical center because it had a mass on its leg and had wheezing episodes three times a night. It was determined that the dog had a heart murmur. X-rays and a biopsy were recommended to assess the mass. The dog was sent home with medication and a list of surgical specialists.

Good Samaritan comforts shaking dog: Hyattsville, 18th Ave., 7900 block, Dec. 7. A man found a shaking, crying 8-year-old bichon frise mix on the side of the road near Fort Totten and took it to the league. It was held as a stray and treated for skin infections caused by flea allergies.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus