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

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.

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

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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus