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

Cat stuck in tree: Jasper Rd. SE, 2600 block, Feb. 17. The Humane Society received a call saying that a resident’s cat was stuck in a tree behind the resident’s apartment. A Humane Society officer rescued the black-and-white cat.

Sick cat: N. St. SW, 200 block, Feb. 11. A Humane Society officer spoke to an owner of an orange tabby that was losing weight. The owner explained that stomach cancer had been diagnosed in the 13-year-old pet. The animal was being taken to a veterinarian for regular check-ups.

Opossum rescued from trash: Aspen St. NW, 400 block, Feb. 13. A Humane Society officer picked up an injured opossum in a garbage can and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Dog’s home needs improvement: Fairlawn Ave. SE, 2000 block, Feb. 13. A Humane Society officer found a dog in a back yard with access to a plastic dog house with a damp bottom. The officer spoke to an owner, who said that the animal was outdoors only for a short time. The officer advised the owner to weatherproof the dog house.

Turtle needs better digs: 29th St. SE, 1700 block, Feb. 14. A turtle was reported to be in a tank with filthy water. A Humane Society officer spoke to the owner of the red-eared slider and discussed how to create a proper enclosure, including climate control, water filtration and land access. The owner said that he would buy the equipment.

Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, Nov. 12. A 3-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei and bulldog mix that was found running loose in Northeast Washington was taken to the shelter.

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

Dog sent home to heal: N St. SW, 500 block. Feb. 18. A man took a 3-year-old Australian cattle mix to the league’s medical center because the dog had injured its paw in a chain link fence. Veterinary staff removed a portion of the dog’s nail and bandaged the paw.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus