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

Sick dog investigation: Staples St. NE, 1200 block, Dec. 18. A Humane Society officer responded to a call about a 7-year-old chow mix that was suffering from pyometra. A veterinarian had noticed that the dog was underweight.

Owner has limited resources: 14th St. NW, 6100 block, Dec. 18. A Humane Society officer responding to a call about three dogs in a home with no power or water met with an owner who surrendered an injured American bulldog that had been in a fight with one of the dogs.

Home in chaos: Bonini Rd. SE, 700 block, Dec. 23. Humane Society officers found five dogs kept in a home in unsanitary conditions. One of the dogs had wounds from a dog fight. Three of the dogs were surrendered, and the owners were advised to improve living conditions for the remaining animals.

Stray previews home sale: Tuckerman St. NW, unit block, Dec. 17. Humane Society officers found an American bulldog mix trapped inside a screened porch of a vacant house for sale.

Deer hunter sought: First Pl. SW, 4000 block, Dec. 19. Animal control officers found a buck with an arrow in its chest in a back yard. The sedated animal was taken to a veterinarian, where it was humanely euthanized. Anyone with information on who may have injured the deer is encouraged to call 202-723-5730, Ext. 132.

Adoptable dogs: New York Ave., 1200 block, Sept. 10. A 3-year-old pit bull mix was found abandoned in a building and taken to the shelter.

Georgia Ave., 7300 block, Sept. Another pit bull mix, 10 months old, was found alone in an apartment and surrendered by a landlord.

No cases were reported recently by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus