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

No one was home: Third St. NE, 600 block, March 13. The Humane Society rescued two dogs, a schnauzer mix and sheepdog mix, from a home after they were discovered to be tethered and entangled in the back yard.

Owner banned: Quincy St. NW, 600 block, March 15. Responding to a call about animals housed in unsanitary conditions, a Humane Society officer met with the owner of 11 cats and a dog who explained that she received a court order to stay away from the property and could not care for the animals. The woman surrendered most of the animals, and the rest were rescued.

Reunited with mother cat: G St. SE, 4600 block, March 16. A Humane Society officer removed two kittens that were trapped in a heater vent of an apartment.

A brief escapade: Van Buren St. and Seventh Pl. NW, March 16. A Humane Society officer captured a chocolate Labrador that was running loose and reunited the dog with its owner.

Gull’s leg treated: Minnesota Ave. SE, 3700 block, March 16. Responding to a report from D.C. police about an injured bird on the road, a Humane Society officer picked up the ring-billed gull with an injured leg and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Warmer up here: McKinley St. NW, 3900 block, March 18. A Humane Society officer removed a raccoon from the attic of a residence and returned it to the wild.

Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave., 7300 block, Aug. 1. A 4-year-old American pit bull mix was rescued by the society.

No cases were recently reported by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus