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 survives the elements: H St. NE, 700 block, May 30. Responding to a report of a kitten that was heard crying in a storm drain, a Humane Society officer removed a sewer cover and found a 6- to 8-week-old kitten swimming in the garbage-filled drain. The officer retrieved the kitten and took it to the shelter.

One wins over food dispute: Georgia Ave. NW, 4700 block, May 30. A Humane Society officer responding to a call about an injured dog met with an owner of two large breed dogs who explained that the dogs often fight over food and that both had been injured during an altercation that day. The dogs were treated by a veterinarian, and one of the dogs was re-homed with a friend.

In search of an owner: Allison St. NW, 200 block, May 31. An English Setter mix that was seen stuck in a pond was captured by a Humane Society officer and taken to the shelter. The dog had a microchip, but its owner could not be found.

Stuck up cat: Bryant St. NE, 400 block, May 31. A Humane Society officer used a ladder to rescue a cat stuck about 30 feet high in a tree. The cat was reunited with its owner.

Dead dog and sick dog investigated: Hayes St. NE, 5300 block, June 1. A Humane Society officer found an underweight pit bull and a dead pit bull in separate kennels behind a home. The dead dog was taken to a veterinary forensic specialist for analysis, and the other dog, in serious condition, was being evaluated.

Mischievous raccoons caught: Bangor St. SE, 3000 block, June 1. Two young raccoons were removed from a fireplace by a Humane Society officer. When the officer checked the chimney, a third juvenile raccoon was found stuck on the metal shelf. It was safely removed, and all three were released in the woods, where they were greeted by their mother.

Cat all alone: K St. NE, 1600 block, June 2. A cat that was found abandoned in an apartment was removed and taken to the shelter. The cat was being evaluated.

Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave., 7300 block, April 24. An owner who was moving to an apartment that had breed restrictions surrendered a 47-pound, 4-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier mix 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

Moving: Division Ave. NE, 900 block, May 28. A woman relinquished a 2-year-old long-haired cat and four kittens to the league because she was moving.

Orphaned dog: Rockville, McIntyre Rd., 600 block, June 1. A woman surrendered a 12-year-old miniature pinscher mix to the shelter. The dog belonged to a friend who had died, and she could not keep the animal because her husband was allergic. The dog was being evaluated.

Adopt a Shelter Cat: The Washington Animal Rescue League is waiving adoption fees for cats 6 months or older through the end of the month. For information, go to

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus