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

Cooper’s hawk flies into pump house: Bryant St. NW, 300 block, Feb. 28. A Cooper’s hawk flew into an open window at the pump house of the Washington Area Water and Sewer Authority and could not get out. A Humane Society officer advised the plant manager to leave the windows open overnight so the bird could escape. When the officer searched the building the next day, the hawk was gone.

Puppies deprived of water: Hawaii Ave. NE, 100 block, March 4. The Humane Society rescued two 6-month-old pit bulls that had reportedly been without water for an extended period.

Visiting hours at hospital are over: Massachusetts Ave. SE, 1900 block, March 11. A Humane Society officer removed a young raccoon from a trash bin at D.C. General Hospital and released it to the wild.

Injured water bird rescued from yard: Division St. NE, 400 block, March 5. A Humane Society officer picked up an injured red-necked grebe from the front yard of a residence and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Underweight cat left at residence: Elvans Rd. SE, 2500 block, March 10. The Humane Society rescued an underweight cat that had been left in an apartment after tenants had moved out. The case was under investigation.

Dead dog investigated: Oglethorpe St. NW, unit block, March 10. Humane Society officers were investigating a case involving a dead male pit bull found wrapped in a blanket and a trash bag outside an animal care facility.

Adoptable cat: New York Ave. NE, 1200 block, Dec. 30. A 10-year-old cat was surrendered to the shelter because its owner had become ill.

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

Busy owner: Indian Head, Md., Spring Lane, 3600 block, March 8. A woman relinquished a 3-year-old male Boston terrier to the league because she had no time to care for it. The dog was being evaluated for adoption.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus