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

Pigeon misses its train: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro, Northwest, Jan. 4. Animal control officers responded to a call about a pigeon with an injured wing at the top of an escalator in the lower level of a Metro station. The bird was taken to the City Wildlife organization.

Dogs rescued from cold: Brothers Pl. SE, 3300 block, Jan. 7. The Humane Society impounded two pit bulls found outdoors without shelter at an abandoned property.

Adoptable shepherd mix: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, July 26. A 2-year-old shepherd mix was surrendered after its owner became ill.

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

Pit bulls not wanted: 22nd St., SE, 3300 block, Jan. 8. A woman relinquished a 7-week-old pit bull to the league because her landlord prohibited the breed. The puppy was placed in foster care until it could be made available for adoption.

Dog needs more treatment: Primrose Rd. NW, 1600 block, Jan. 9. A woman took an 11-year-old female Yorkshire terrier mix to the league to have the dog rechecked for oral swelling and a neck tumor after completion of a course of antibiotics. The woman agreed to schedule dental work and biopsy of gum tissue.

Cat might have cancer: 10500 block, Calumet Dr., Silver Spring, Jan. 9. A woman took a 7-year-old cat to the league’s medical center because of a lump on the hip that had been growing. Veterinary staff said the mass might be cancerous and gave options for treatment.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus