Abandoned kitten: Blaine St. NE, 3800 block, April 17. A Humane Society officer found a two- to three-day-old kitten lying in a cardboard box and could not locate its mother. The kitten was placed in foster care.
Opossum family dies: 39th St. NW, 4300 block, April 18. A Humane Society officer picked up a sick opossum lying still in a sandbox and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator. After an examination, the opossum was found to have newborn pups in her pouch, but because of poor health, all were euthanized.
Mistaken identity: 44th St. NW, 2600 block, April 19. Responding to a call about a dog head that was found in a patch of grass, a Humane Society officer discovered that the head belonged to a raccoon and that the tear in the neck area was likely done by another animal.
Home cleaning tips: Sixth St. SE, 3000 block, April 20. A Humane Society officer responding to a police report about a foul odor from an apartment where animals lived met with the owner of a cat, a dog, a red-eared slider turtle and some domesticated birds. The officer recommended ways to improve the slider’s habitat, from which the smell was emanating.
Released the next day: M St. NW, 1300 block, April 20. A Humane Society officer captured 13 ducklings and their mother, which were confined in a courtyard, and took them to a wildlife rehabilitator. One of the ducklings had a broken leg.
Adoptable dog: New York Ave., 1200 block, Jan. 9. A 1-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier mix was surrendered by an owner who moved to a home where pets were not allowed.
Kittens rescued: Jefferson St. NE, 600 block, April 15. A woman found three 1-month-old kittens under an abandoned car in an alley and took them to the league. The animals were examined and placed with a volunteer foster guardian.
WARL Centennial Gala: The Washington Animal Rescue League will celebrate 100 years of providing animal welfare services to pets and their owners May 10 at the Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. The event includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, dinner and dancing to music by Another Level. Leashed dogs are welcome. For tickets and information, visit donate.warl.org/gala.