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

Reunited with owner: Banneker St., NE, 3100 block, Feb. 2. A Humane Society officer captured a German shepherd running loose and found a microchip on the dog.

Injured bird: V St. NE, 500 block, Feb. 2. A Humane Society officer found an injured seagull and transported the bird to an animal rescue.

Caught in action: Everett St., NW, 3600 block, Feb. 4. Responding to a call, a Humane Society officer captured a squirrel running around in the basement of a residence and released it outdoors.

Dog returned: Bladensburg Rd. NW, 2600 block, Feb. 4. A Human Society officer spoke to a man who found a dog in the woods that had been missing since Jan. 21. The dog was reunited with its owner.

Flight canceled: Sixth St. NW, 2300 block, Feb. 5. A Humane Society officer picked up an injured Canada goose on the sidewalk. The bird was taken to an animal rescue group.

Keeping warm: Stevens Rd. SW, 1200 block, Feb. 7. A Humane Society officer captured a squirrel in a boiler room and released it outdoors.

Kitchen visitor Hawthorne Rd. NW, 3100 block, Feb. 7. A Humane Society officer captured a squirrel in the kitchen of a home and released it outdoors.

Abandoned animals: 28th Pl. SE, 1700 block, Feb. 7. The Humane Society executed a search warrant to rescue a dog and cat that were abandoned in an apartment. Both animals were dehydrated and underweight.

Outdoors in the cold: K St. NW, 1500 block, Feb. 10. A homeless man who had tried to find a stray dog a home surrendered the animal to the Humane Society.

Keeping three dogs: Hawaii Ave. NE, 100 block, Feb. 10. Responding to a complaint of dogs living in unsanitary conditions, a Humane Society officer met with an owner who was overwhelmed with caring for a dog and six 4-month-old puppies. The owner surrendered four of the puppies.

Dog with injury: 24th St. NE, 3300 block, Feb. 10. An owner surrendered a 6-month-old pit bull mix to a Humane Society officer because it had an injured paw. The owner could not afford veterinary care.

Adoptable cat: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, Nov. 3. An owner surrendered a 13-year-old cat to the shelter because the landlord did not allow pets.

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

Pet restriction: Shepherd St. NW, 900 block, Jan. 28. A woman relinquished a 11 / 2-year-old German shepherd mix to the league because her family was moving to a home where no pets were allowed.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus