Challenging climb: Garfield St. NW, 3800 block, April 22. A Humane Society officer who responded to a call about a cat stuck in a large oak tree attempted to use a ladder but could not reach the animal. With the help of animal control, a rope rescue was performed to lower the cat to safety. The cat was reunited with its owner.
Turtle’s injuries investigated: G St. SW, 100 block, April 29. A Humane Society officer found a red-eared slider turtle with bleeding gashes on its shell outside a gated apartment complex and took the reptile to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Nap interrupted: Park Rd. NW, 1300 block, May 2. A Humane Society officer responding to a call found a domestic rabbit lying under a car and captured the animal after a short chase. The rabbit was taken to the shelter.
Cat caught in between: Edgewood St. NE, 600 block, May 4. A Humane Society officer and D.C. police responded to a call about a cat being beaten during a domestic altercation in an apartment.
Dog’s case investigated: Forrester St. SE, 600 block, May 3. A Humane Society officer picked up a dog that was left in the back yard of a house listed for rent.
Runaway spotted: 34th Pl. SE, 1200 block, May 6. A Humane Society officer found a dog that was seen running loose and sitting on the front porch of a vacant building. The pit bull was scanned for a microchip and reunited with its owner.
Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, Dec. 10. A 1-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix was rescued by a Humane Society officer and taken to the shelter.
Dog phobias trouble owner: Silver Spring, Colesville Rd., 8800 block, May 2. A man relinquished a 6-year-old bichon frise to the league because of possible eviction from his apartment due to the dog’s barking. The dog was being evaluated.
Owner allergic to dog: New Carrollton, 84th Ave., 6000 block, May 3. A woman surrendered a 7-year-old hound to the league because of severe allergies. The dog was being evaluated.
Injury could be deeper: 24th St. NW, 700 block, May 6. A man took a Yorkshire terrier to the league’s medical center after the dog was hit by a car. There were no obvious external injuries but blood was found around the dog’s face. Veterinary staff referred the man to an emergency hospital.