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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 www.washhumane.org.

Aggressive dogs’ owner sought: Good Hope Rd. SE, 1400 block, Aug. 3. D.C. police reported dogs fighting on a sidewalk. A Humane Society officer confined two Staffordshire terriers that were found loose and a third dog that sustained minor injuries. The owner was advised to take the injured dog to a veterinarian. All three dogs were quarantined.

Hawk’s close encounter: Rock Creek Park NW, Aug. 3. Responding to a call about a hawk that had been hit by a car, Humane Society officers found a juvenile red-shouldered hawk near a park trail and took it to a raptor rehabilitator. The hawk was not injured.

A small surprise: Girard St. NE, 600 block, Aug. 4. A Humane Society officer picked up a Chihuahua that was found tied to a couch on a porch of a residence. The dog was wearing a collar and a current rabies tag.

A very sick dog: Milmarson Pl. NW, unit block, Aug. 4. A Humane Society officer met with an owner of an elderly dog that was suffering from cancer. The owner decided to have the dog euthanized.

Fox’s head stalled: McKinley Pl. NW, 2800 block, Aug. 5. A Humane Society officer removed a fox whose head was stuck between two wooden slats of a fence and released it to the wild.

Cat with a tipped ear: 50th St. NE, 300 block, Aug. 5. A Humane Society officer picked up a community cat that was stuck in a hallway of a building and released it outdoors.

Adoptable pet: Georgia Ave., 7300 block, July 3. A Humane Society officer found an 8-year-old Presa Canario and Mastiff mix walking around 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 www.warl.org.

Doctor’s orders: Warder St. NW, 3200 block, July 22. A woman relinquished a 4-year-old cat to the league because her husband has asthma and his doctor recommended it. The cat was being evaluated for adoption.

Travel demands: Takoma Park, Barron St., 8300 block, July 31. A woman relinquished a 7 1 / 2-year-old cat to the league because she will be spending more time overseas. The cat was being evaluated for adoption.

In the genes: Fort Belvoir, Forney Loop, 10100 block, Aug. 2. A couple relinquished a 1-year-old Australian cattle dog to the league because its herding behavior was scaring their children. The dog was being evaluated.

Over the limit: Elvans Rd. SE, 2500 block, Aug. 2. A woman relinquished a 7-month-old mixed breed because its weight had exceeded the restrictions of the apartment complex. The dog was being evaluated.

Hot Dogs/Cool Cats End-of-Summer Adoption: The Washington Animal Rescue League will have dogs and cats available for adoption, and hot dogs and popsicles, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs and $19.14 for cats. For more information, visit to www.warl.org.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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