Posts Tagged ‘animal cruelty’

Two Cats Euthanized After Amateur Declawing

Animal news in D.C.: sometimes fun, sometimes outrageous and disgusting. Two cats were found in D.C. in May with some horrific injuries, and the alleged culprit was charged last weekend, according to a Washington Humane Society press release (emphasis added):
The kittens were taken immediately to a local emergency animal hospital, where surgeons found that each [...]

Accused Kitty Killer Arrested

It's been a bizarre week for D.C. animal news. A guy who'd read a novel about a gorilla takes hostages at the Discovery Channel. A shark turns up in the Potomac. A new report says city cabbies discriminate against blind people with guide dogs. And now comes word that a kitty [...]

Chihuahua Dies in Hot Car While Mich. Tourist Visits Holocaust Museum

When temperatures creep near 100 in these parts, the true American idiots are sure to be found. How? They leave their dogs inside a ridiculously overheating car while they go about their day of activities. Because we all know how enjoyable it is to sit in our own car with the windows up in this [...]

Woman Finds Dog Dead in Her Sweltering Car Outside Costco, Returns Pet Supplies

When the temperature outside climbs above 100 degrees, we're always bombarded with warnings that leaving pets and children inside cars will slowly cook them to death. This woman never got the message.
A woman in Frederick County, Maryland is accused of leaving her dog inside her sweltering car as she shopped in Costco July 6, ABC [...]

Maryland Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

The Washington Humane Society says a Maryland man who allegedly let a black-and-white pit bull named Shelly teeter on the brink of starvation, has been arrested. Gurdip Singh, who turned himself in to the Fifth District police station on April 2, has been charged with animal cruelty.
According to documents attached to the warrant for his [...]

Blotter, Animal Edition: That’s A Lot of Dog Shit!

Talk to Me, Goose: A Canada goose's goose was almost cooked when it made a crash landing at Bolling Air Force Base on March 5. Two Animal Control Officers (ACOs) from the D.C. Department of Health who were dispatched to the scene came upon the animal in one of the military base's parking lots. The bird [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Gilbert Arenas For the Ethical Treatment of Fur Coats

Fur You: If you spotted a panhandler wearing a mink this week, it might be thanks to Gilbert Arenas. On March 2, Arenas "hosted" a fur coat giveaway in which expensive, animal-extracted outerwear was handed out to some of the District's homeless. The currently suspended Wizard guard was helping out animal rights group PETA's "Fur [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: A Tree-Climbing Poodle and a Dead Dog That Wasn’t

Rise of the Poodle: A poodle got stuck in a tree. Yes, that's right: Poodle. Stuck. Tree. The poodle, whose name is Parker, lives in the 1400 block of Manchester Lane NW. Apparently, Parker was in hot pursuit of a raccoon or opossum on Feb. 23 when he scampered up a tree and got stranded, [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: It’s the Collar, Stupid!

Pushy Cat: A kitten who bullied too much was given up on Feb. 16 in the 1200 block of Mt. Olivet Road NE. The feline was surrendered to Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) because it was aggressive toward other cats in the household. The Humane Society soon discovered the potential reason: A pink collar around the [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Obama Dog Braves Snowpocalypse

Go Bo: Bo Obama, the presidential pet, seems to be at ease with the Snowpocalypse. Photographed yesterday frolicking around a snow-piled White House lawn—we don't suppose Barack had anything to do with that—the dog appeared to like the powder. The pics, taken by White House photographer Pete Souza and available on Flickr, actually may have [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: If It Looks Like Poison…

Worse Than Poison: The Washington Humane Society's Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) received word on Jan. 28 that someone was poisoning stray cats in an alley intersecting the 900 block of L Street NW. The informant claimed he saw a bottle of anti-freeze next to a pan of cat food. An animal cop arrived at the [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Where Not to Bury a Dog

Rest in Peace: A man was burying a dead dog in Anacostia Park on Jan. 22 when he was discovered by U.S. Park Police. A Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) officer was called in, and the gravedigger explained that his canine—a blue-and-white pit bull—had died of a seizure. The pit was examined by a forensic veterinary [...]

This Man Will Take Your Dog: Life as an Animal Cop

Rolling up in a white Ford Explorer, Mitchell Battle scopes out a two-story house on 55th Street NE. He glides the SUV through an open set of wrought iron gates, then swivels his head several times, trying to spot lurking dangers.
In all the years he's been on the job as an animal cop, he's never [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Woman Arrested for Allegedly Starving Dog to Death

Fugitive Pet Owner: A woman authorities believe is guilty of starving her dog to death has been arrested. The Washington Humane Society says that on Jan. 14 of last year, Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) found Shaketa Richardson's 4-month-old puppy, Empress, dead on a back porch in the 4000 block of Kansas Avenue NW. An investigation [...]