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

No trace of family: 29th St. NW, 1000 block, July 8. A Humane Society officer removed a duckling out of a canal and took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Chaser caught: Quarles St. NE, 4700 block, July 9. Responding to a call about a loose dog, a Humane Society officer found the animal chasing cats. With the help of residents, the officer captured the dog and took it to the shelter. The dog was to be evaluated for adoption.

Caretakers can’t keep up: C St. SE, 5200 block, July 10. A chow chow was surrendered to the Humane Society after it was discovered that the dog was being cared for inadequately.

Reunited with mother: Chain Bridge Rd. NW, 3100 block, July 12. A Humane Society officer responded to a call about a deer that was possibly hit by a car. The officer found a fawn with superficial wounds and released it.

Dog has cancer: B St. SE, 5500 block, July 15. A pit bull was surrendered to the Humane Society because its owner could not pay for a wound on its jaw. After an examination, it was determined that the wound was a cancerous growth. The dog was euthanized.

Adoptable pet: New York Ave. NE, 1200 block, May 22. A 5-year-old domestic shorthair was rescued by 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

Shot needed: Brentwood, Perry St., 3700 block, July 10. A man took a 3-year-old Labrador mix to the league’s medical center because it had been bitten by another dog June 30. An examination revealed that the dog’s neck wound had healed, and a rabies vaccination was administered.

Cat groomed: Monroe St. NW, 1300 block, July 14. A man took an 11-year-old domestic shorthair to the league’s medical center because its nails had grown into the paw pad. After the wound was treated and the nails were trimmed, the cat was sent home.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus