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

Wounds treated: Third St. NW, 5200 block, July 26. A Humane Society officer responding to a call found a community cat with wounds consistent with ear-mite scratching and took it to a shelter, where it was treated.

In search of a home: U St. SE, 1200 block, July 27. Responding to a call about a cat kept indoors in a wire cage, a Humane Society officer spoke to the residents, who said that the owner was staying in a shelter where pets are not allowed and was searching for pet-friendly housing.

Temporary housing: Congress Pl. SE, 1400 block, July 27. A property owner reported that a dog was being kept in one of his properties. A responding Humane Society officer found a man removing his dog from the vacant house. The main said that his landlord did not allow pets and that he wanted to avoid eviction. The owner found a caretaker.

Mysterious deaths: G St. SW, 300 block, July 28. Humane Society officers investigating a complaint about dead squirrels in the area picked up the body of a gray tree squirrel to determine the cause of death. There were no signs of physical injuries on the body.

Bird taken to rehabilitator: Delaware Ave. SW, 1300 block, July 29. Responding to a call about an injured bird, a Humane Society officer picked up a fledgling pigeon from a porch. The bird had no visible injuries and could not find the mother.

Mother leaves kitten behind: 49th St. NE, unit block, July 29. A Humane Society officer responding to a call removed a kitten from under the hood of a car. Its mother had run away before the officer arrived.

Adoptable pet: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, March 21. A 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix was rescued.

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

Back surgery to be scheduled: Sheridan Ave. NW, 3000 block, July 26. A woman took a 5-year-old golden retriever mix to the league’s medical center because the dog had a lump on its back that grew and was ulcerated and producing a discharge. Removal and biopsy of the mass were recommended.

Recurring stones: 15th St. SE, 100 block, July 28. A woman took a 6-year-old Shih Tzu to the league’s medical center because its bladder stones had once been removed and it was recently diagnosed with a recurrence. Surgical removal and analysis of the stones were recommended.

Dog adoption: The Washington Animal Rescue League will have dogs available for adoption from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fitzgerald Auto Mall, 114 Baughmans Lane, Frederick. Bring an unopened dog or cat food.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus