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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

Jump from pickup leads to another checkup: Trinidad Ave. NE, 1700 block, Feb. 21. A dog was seen running alongside a pickup truck being driven from a veterinary clinic. A Humane Society officer discovered that the dog had jumped out of the bed of its owner’s truck after a checkup visit. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment of injuries associated with the incident.

Baby snake gets new habitat: Rhode Island Ave. NE, 1000 block, Feb. 21. A Humane Society officer picked up a baby garden snake from the back yard of a residence and took it to nearby woods.

Impersonating Spiderman: Benning Rd. NE, 1700 block, Feb. 22. Humane Society officers captured a raccoon that had scaled a wall of an apartment building and was stuck on a third- floor balcony. It was returned to the wild.

Dog on balcony for convenience: Good Hope Ct. SE, 2300 block, Feb. 23. Responding to a call about a dog on a balcony, a Humane Society officer spoke to an owner who said she could not walk the dog because of medical issues and had trained the animal to relieve itself on the balcony.

Pit bull surrendered: Fern St. NW, 600 block, Feb. 20. Humane Society officers investigated a report alleging that dogs were living in poor conditions. They found a healthy black lab tethered outside with access to a dog house, and a pit bull living in a garage soiled with feces. The owner, who said the pit bull was kept there because it was aggressive, surrendered the dog to the society. It was being evaluated for adoption.

Adoptable dog: Rock Creek Parkway, Oct. 27. D.C. police found a 3-year-old terrier and American Staffordshire mix and took the dog to the shelter.

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

Golden doodle needs new owner: 12th St. NE, 600 block, Feb. 18. A man relinquished an 11-month-old golden doodle to the league because he had to spend more time at work. The dog was being evaluated for adoption.

Dog owner takes off: Kennedy St. NE, 700 block, Feb. 18. A woman surrendered a 4-year-old labrador and Doberman pinscher mix to the league because her daughter left the dog and she could not care for it. The dog was being evaluated for adoption.

Baby comes first: Floral St. NW, 1200 block, Feb. 19. A woman relinquished a 10-month-old hound mix to the league because she and her husband were expecting a baby and didn’t think they could care for the energetic dog. The hound mix was being evaluated for adoption.

Puggle owner overwhelmed: Damascus, Md., Tralee Ct., 25000 block, Feb. 20. A woman relinquished two 7-year-old puggles to the league because she and her spouse were no longer living together and she could not afford to care for her children and the dogs. The puggles were being evaluated for adoption.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus


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