Facilities in the Washington area are on the receiving end of new cat litters, vacationers surrendering their pets and, in some places, a change in euthanasia policies.
Aug. 14, 2013Charlie Brown, a fostered 9-month-old terrier-pit bull mix with one eye, hangs out in the mailroom at the Washington Humane Society's shelter in Northeast. The shelter is so crowded that some animals have been given office space.Linda Davidson/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.