Posts Tagged ‘Washington Humane Society’

Living Classrooms, Dead Animals: The Demise of 12 Critters (Including a Tarantula)

The pets arrived packed in various makeshift coffins. There was a tarantula in a terrarium, a sugar glider (nocturnal marsupial similar to a flying squirrel) in a grocery bag, a rabbit in a trash bag, a chameleon in a box, an anole (small lizard), two frogs, three rats, and two mice—all in Ziploc bags.
The dozen [...]

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: 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: Click Here to Read About Decapitated Goats

Guillotined Goats: How's this for a gruesome scene? On Jan. 17, Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) officers discovered two decapitated goat corpses dumped on the side of the road in the 2600 block of Sheridan Road SE. Both goats had been hogtied. HLE says it has reason to believe the goats were killed as part of [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Trooper Now Up for Adoption

Miracle Dog: It's official: Trooper, the pit bull duct taped into a plastic bag and left for dead in a Southeast dumpster last summer, is up for adoption. Trooper's physical and psychological wounds—likely sustained during an illegally staged dog fight—have healed enough that caretakers feel comfortable placing her with a family.
Though the dog is seeking [...]

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 [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: Trooper Entering Adoption Program Soon

Peticide: Seems like a dangerous time to have four legs in the District. First, a deer gets gunned down; now, a dog has been shot. On Christmas Eve, D.C. Animal Control found a blood-soaked young male Rottweiler in the street in the 4500 block of Lee Street NE. Initially, it was believed the dog had [...]

The Blotter, Animal Edition: A Doe, a Deer, a Gunned-Down Deer

Deer-ly Departed: Someone gunned down a deer in the 6200 block of Oregon Avenue NW on Dec. 15. Responding to a call about the dead animal, Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) officers arrived to find an adult female deer with apparent gunshot wounds to the chest. The carcass has been seized as evidence [...]

Abused Dog To Move to Undisclosed Location

If you're looking to find Trooper, the mangled pit bull ditched in a Southeast Dumpster by dog-fighting operatives last month, you may be disappointed. The dog is going to move soon from the Friendship Hospital for Animals to an undisclosed location.

Dog Found in Dumpster May Be Even More Traumatized Than Originally Thought

D.C. animal lovers have been following the recovery process of Trooper, the swollen and bloodied dog tossed in a Southeast dumpster last month. It's been assumed the mangled pit bull, given her name by the Washington Humane Society (WHS), was discarded after she lost a bout at an illegal dog-fighting event.
As it turns out, Trooper [...]