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

Relative blamed for pet incident: Southern Ave. SE, 3700 block, Jan. 17. Investigating a report about two cane corsos being kept in an SUV for an extended period, a Humane Society officer found an owner, who said that a relative was using the vehicle at the time. When an officer returned the next day, the dogs were not in the vehicle.

Pigeon collision: 11th St. NW., 2300 block, Jan. 17. A Humane Society officer found a pigeon with a possible concussion after it crashed into a glass door of a balcony. The bird was taken to City Wildlife for rehabilitation.

Kitten is a survivor: Fairmont St. NW, 1400 block, Jan. 21. Responding to a call about a kitten outside in a snowstorm, a Humane Society officer found the cat in a building hallway. The kitten was taken to the New York Avenue adoption center.

Restroom occupied: 41st St. NW, 5300 block, Jan. 21. A Humane Society officer captured a squirrel in a bathroom at a residence and returned it to the wild.

Dog owner can’t afford medical care: Southern Ave. SE, 5600 block, Jan. 21. A 2-year-old pit bull was surrendered by an owner who could not afford medical treatment for the pet’s rectal prolapse. The dog was to be evaluated by a veterinarian.

Beagle missing part of its coat: Call Pl. SE, 5200 block, Jan. 21. A Humane Society officer picked up a beagle that had been left outdoors without shelter and was suffering from loss of fur on part of its body. The beagle was taken to the New York Avenue shelter.

Bitten stray cat captured: Georgia Ave., 7300 block, Jan. 4. A 1-year-old cat was found abandoned in an apartment building. The cat, which had a bite wound, was quarantined. It was to be put up for adoption if it was determined to be healthy.

Cold weather alert: Georgia Ave. NW and New York Ave. NE shelters, Jan. 14. Humane Society officers responded to 70 cold weather calls during the first 48 hours of extreme cold. The society reminds owners to keep their pets indoors.

Sugar & Champagne Affair: The Washington Humane Society will hold a fundraiser to honor Humane Heroes and for homeless D.C. animals at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The event includes pastry chefs’ edible art, gourmet desserts, champagne and sparkling wine. For information and tickets, visit

This case was handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

Cut treated: Seventh St. NW, 1300 block, Jan. 16. A woman took a 10-year-old Shih Tzu to the league’s medical center because she accidentally cut the dog’s neck while removing mats from its fur.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus