Soaking wet dog rescued: 14th Pl. NE, 200 block, Dec. 10. Responding to reports of a pit bull left outside with no shelter from the cold and rain, a Humane Society officer impounded the dog.
Comfort cut short: Fifth St. NW, 6000 block, Dec. 12. An animal control officer captured a squirrel that entered a bedroom through a chimney. The animal was released.
Hawk’s flight cancelled: Eighth St. NW, 1800 block, Dec. 14. A Humane Society officer picked up a red-tailed hawk found with an injured wing. The bird was taken to the shelter, and it was later sent to City Wildlife.
Ownership restriction: 37th St. NW., 2000 block, Dec. 15. An animal control officer found a domestic duck in a backyard. It was unable to fly because its feathers had been trimmed. The fowl was taken to the shelter. Ownership of domestic waterfowl is prohibited in the District.
Unknown flight pattern: Parkwood Pl. NW, 1300 block, Dec. 15. An animal control officer found a red-tailed hawk in an alley. It had no visible injuries, but it could not fly. The bird was taken to the shelter and transferred to City Wildlife.
Domestic waterfowl restriction: 15th St. NW., 2500 block, Dec. 16. Animal control captured a domestic chicken in a front yard and took it to the shelter.
Stranded and alone: Forrester Pl. SW, unit block, Dec. 15. Animal control used a ladder to rescue a cat from the third-floor balcony of a vacant building.
Owners to be investigated: Douglas Rd. SE, 2600 block, Dec. 15. The Humane Society is investigating a case in which the owners of a cat failed to provide veterinary care. The animal was surrendered to the society. It had a severe respiratory problem and was euthanized.
Adoptable dog: New York Ave., 1200 block, Nov. 27. An 8-year-old shepherd mix was surrendered by an owner who could no longer care for it.
Surgery recommended: Aspen St., NW, 300 block, Dec. 12. A man took a 7-year-old Maltese to the league’s medical center because of a mass on its back that had grown in the past six months.
Owner moves on: Michigan Ave. NE, 600 block, Dec. 12. A man relinquished a 9-month-old kitten to the league because he was moving and could not keep the cat.
Longs for company: Silver Spring, Manchester Rd., 8600 block, Dec. 12. A man surrendered a 7-year-old cat to the league because he was always away from home.
One too many: Fourth St. NW, 2500 block, Dec. 13. A woman relinquished a 1-year-old cat and four newborn kittens to the league because she could not afford to care for them.
Allergy problem: Rockville, S. Stonestreet Ave., 700 block, Dec. 17. A woman surrendered two 1-year-old cats to the league because relatives who moved in with her were allergic.