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

Cat’s injuries investigated: Raynolds Pl. SE, 2300 block, April 22. A teenage boy allegedly kicked a cat, injuring it. An owner surrendered the animal to the Humane Society because she could not afford medical treatment. The domestic shorthair was taken to a veterinary clinic. The investigation was continuing.

Raccoon makes it own way: M St. NW, 3000 block, April 24. The Humane Society received several calls about a raccoon on a ledge above a cupcake shop. Witnesses were advised to give the raccoon space so that it could find its way down. When a Humane Society officer arrived at the scene, the animal had left.

Feral cat treated: 21st St. NE, 800 block, April 24. Responding to a call about an injured feral cat, a Humane Society officer found that the animal was missing an eye and had other facial injuries. The cat was taken to the Humane Society Spay and Neuter Center for medical aid. It was to be returned to the wild after treatment.

Bird rescued: 28th St. NW, 4500 block, April 25. A Humane Society officer picked up an injured fledgling mourning dove in a driveway and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Dead poodle exhumed: Hartford Rd. SE, 2300 block, April 26. The Humane Society was informed that a group of youths had buried a dead dog. A society officer exhumed the body of the animal, which had a bloody head. The dog was taken to a forensic animal specialist for examination.

Dog impounded: Douglass Pl. SE, 2800 block, April 28. The Humane Society rescued a dog that was found tied outside in the rain.

Adoptable cat: New York Ave., 1200 block, March 15. A 9-year-old domestic shorthair cat was surrendered to the society.

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

Surgery recommended: Chevy Chase, Bradley Blvd., 5000 block, April 24. A woman took a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier to the league’s medical center because it had been diagnosed with glaucoma in January. Cataracts were found in both eyes, and glaucoma and a superficial corneal ulcer were found in one eye.

More than meets the eye: Ninth St. NW, 6300 block, April 24. A woman took a 7-year-old shorthair cat to the league’s medical center because of eye problems. And despite being neutered at the age of 1, the cat was spraying the house once a day. The owner was advised to return the cat for a sedated exam, and spraying causes and solutions were discussed.

Pet restriction: Newton St. NW, 1600 block, April 24. A woman relinquished two miniature poodles, ages 4 and 9, to the league because she was moving to an apartment where no pets were allowed. The dogs were being evaluated for adoption.

WARL Centennial Gala: The Washington Animal Rescue League will celebrate 100 years of providing animal welfare services to pets and their owners, 7 p.m. Saturday 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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus