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

Tracking missing dog: Kansas Ave.,NW, 4000 block, Feb. 26. A Humane Society officer captured a German shepherd that D.C. police had been following and took it to the shelter. An owner reported a lost dog and was reunited with the animal.

Disabled guest: 34th St. NW, 1000 block, Feb. 27. A Humane Society officer captured a mockingbird with an injured leg inside a residence. It was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Runaway dog: Park Rd. NW, 700 block, Feb. 28. A Humane Society officer picked up an underweight dog that D.C. police found running loose in an alley. It was discovered that the dog’s owner had been placed in a care facility, and its caretakers decided to surrender the animal for proper care.

Rescued from filth: Hayes St. NE, 4300 block, Feb. 28. Humane Society officers impounded two pit bulls that were living in unsanitary conditions.

Tight squeeze: Frankford St. SE, 1700 block, March 2. Responding to a call, a Humane Society officer rescued a kitten that was stuck in a three-inch drain and took it to the shelter.

No flights today: Anacostia Dr. SE, 1900 block, March 4. A Humane Society officer picked up a sharp-shinned hawk with an injured wing from park police headquarters and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

A long way down: Martin Luther King Ave. SE, 2700 block, March 4. A responding Humane Society officer found a young deer lying on the third level of a parking garage, where it had gotten stuck. The exhausted deer was carried down to the exit and taken to an area where it ran off.

Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave. NW., 7300 block, Jan. 21. A 2-year-old, 38-pound American Staffordshire terrier mix was found running loose and surrendered 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

Lost pup: Tuckerman St. NW, 700 block, Feb. 20. A man relinquished to the league a 3-month-old pit bull mix that he found alone on the street.

Youngsters take over: Springdale, Md., Berrywood Lane, 3000 block, March 1. A man surrendered a 9-year-old cocker spaniel to the league because his wife was opening an infant day-care center.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus