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

Strayed from the pack: 18th St. NW, 1900 block, May 2. A Humane Society officer removed a duckling that was stuck in a drainage ditch and was unable to find its mother and siblings. The duck was taken to the shelter.

Rider uncoiled: 22nd St. NW, 1200 block, May 6. A Humane Society officer removed a black rat snake from a vehicle and returned it to the woods.

Led to the top: P St. NW, 3100 block, May 6. A Humane Society officer found 10 ducklings and their mother stuck at the bottom of a staircase and helped them up the stairs. The family went on their way.

Bird’s home disappears: G St. SW, 100 block, May 6. Responding to a call about an injured baby bird, a Humane Society officer found an uninjured pigeon inside a person’s apartment. The officer was unable to find the nesting area or its mother and took the fledgling to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Owner gives up: Hawaii Ave. NE, 100 block, May 6. Two 8-month-old pit bulls were surrendered to a Humane Society officer because one of the dogs was limping and the owner preferred not to take it to a veterinarian. The dog was under medical evaluation.

Outgrown the space: Sheridan St. NE, unit block, May 6. A 10-month-old pointer mix was surrendered to a Humane Society officer after it was found living outdoors without proper shelter. The owner could no longer keep the dog indoors because of its size.

Owner education: U St. SE, 1600 block, May 7. Responding to a call about an underweight dog, a Humane Society officer spoke to an owner of a 6-month-old mixed breed that was slightly underweight. The owner was advised about proper feeding and veterinary care.

Kitten rescued: Newton St. NE, 2900 block, May 8. A Humane Society officer removed a kitten trapped in a drainpipe of a sewer under a street and took it to the adoption center.

Smile for the camera: Good Hope Rd. SE, 2300 block, May 11. A Humane Society officer responding to a call about two kittens stuck behind a wall of a residence found the cats with the help of a camera and safely removed them.

Adoptable pet: New York Ave. NE, 1200 block, late April. A person had found an abandoned rabbit in a cage on the street and took it 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

Snarling at playmate: Takoma Park, Lee Ave., 100 block, May 10. A woman relinquished a 9-year-old wire-haired terrier mix to the league because the dog was growling at her 15-month-old toddler and explained that the dog was never aggressive but that her child was rough with it. The dog was being evaluated.

Owner on dog watch: Eastern Ave. NE, 1400 block, May 12. A woman took a 6-year-old German shepherd mix to the league’s medical center because it was bitten on the neck and near the eye by another dog. It was given antibiotics and the owner was advised to monitor the dog.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus