These were among cases 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 www.washhumane.org.
Sick dog: Adams St. NE, 1500 block, March 16. A Humane Society officer discovered a pit bull with a severely distended abdomen and advised its owner to take it to a veterinarian. The dog was suffering from heart failure and was euthanized.
Cat exceeds size: Farragut Pl. NW, unit block, March 16. A Humane Society officer met with a man who threatened an adoption agency to let his cat loose because the agency would not trade his overgrown cat for a smaller one. The man said he was upset and is working with the landlord to allow him to keep the cat.
Bad escape route: Ninth St. NW, 4000 block, March 17. A Yorkshire terrier grabbed food from a table and jumped out a fifth-floor window. The dog was in critical condition at a hospital.