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D.C. Animal Watch

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

Abandoned dog: Half St. SW, 1200 block, Aug. 14. The Humane Society removed a pit bull from a residence after a tenant left behind after surrendering the keys to a management company.

Goat taken to shelter: V St. NE, 3100 block, Aug. 15. Officers picked up a pygmy goat that D.C. police had confined and took it to the shelter.

Ill owner: 15th St. SE, 200 block, Aug. 16. A black Lab mix and a domestic shorthair were surrendered to an officer by a caretaker who said that their owner was gravely ill.

Snake picked up: I St. NW, 900 block, Aug. 18. An officer picked up a four-foot rat snake from D.C. police.

Left with belongings: L St. SE, 1400 block, Aug. 18. A property manager reported that a tenant who was in the process of being evicted abandoned a cat in front of the building. An officer picked up the domestic medium-hair and took it to the shelter.

Adoptable dog: Georgia Ave. NW, 7300 block, April 30. A 37-pound, 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix was found at the Georgetown Waterfront and surrendered to the shelter.

D.C. Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza: The Washington Humane Society will host its annual walk and festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Kingsbury Center, 5000 14th St. NW, near the Carter Barron Amphitheater. To register for the one-mile walk, go to The Pet-A-Palooza features live music, games, contests and activities. Adopt Force One, the society’s mobile adoption unit, will have animals for adoption.

No cases were reported recently by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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