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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

Trapped and rescued: 14th St. NE, 2400 block, Aug. 21. A Humane Society officer removed a cat that was stuck between the bars of a security gate over a window and took it to the shelter.

Adoptable rabbit: Saratoga Ave. NE, 1400 block, Aug. 22. An officer found a pet rabbit in a cage with a bug infestation and then spoke to its owner about proper care. The owner surrendered the rabbit.

Foot loose: Cathedral St. NW, 3000 block, Aug. 23. An officer responding to a call freed a raccoon’s leg that was caught in a tree joint.

Dog has intestinal parasites: Atlantic St. SE, 400 block, Aug. 24. An officer advised the owner of an underweight 7-month old pit bull to take the dog to a veterinarian.

Praying for food: N St. NW, 3500 block, Aug. 25. An officer picked up a crow that appeared injured in front of a church and took it to the shelter. The bird was underweight and was taken to a rehabilitator.

Adoptable pet: New York Ave. NE, 1200 block, May 10. A 6-year-old domestic shorthair was surrendered to the society.

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 includes live music, games, contests and activities. Adopt Force One, the society’s mobile adoption unit, will have animals for adoption.

This case was handled by the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. For information, call 202-726-2556 or go to

Wound repair scheduled: Takoma Park, Roanoke Ave., 8100 block, Aug. 26. A woman took a 1-year-old domestic shorthair to the league’s medical center because of a wound on its side.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus


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