Washington Humane Society: all adoption fees waived through Christmas Eve

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From the Washington Humane Society (1201 New York Ave NE):

Due to a large influx of animals, we are waiving all adoption fees through Chrismas Eve. As the open access shelter in DC we will never turn an animal away for any reason, but we are desperately running out of space.

Sadly, this time of year is often a time when more animals are brought to WHS as families look for housing options for pets during winter vacations, or because they can’t afford the costs of their care.

If you, or someone you know is considering adoption, stop by and visit our animals. As always, all adopters are vetted through our adoption questionnaire and interview process, and all WHS pets go home spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. There is a $15 dog license fee for dog adopters living in DC.

If you’re interested, you can search for available animals here: http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=adopt

Pet Patrol: Lost Dog near 17th & L Street


Blue_Lost Dog

From a reader:

Trying to get a message out for a lost dog… It’s a small male Yorkshire terrier. Blonde in color, his name is blue. He is blind in his left eye… He is about 3 -4 years old. Please contact drew at 210.884.8111 Thanks

Drew also said that the dog was last seen in the 1700 block of L Street, which is between Bladensburg Road and L Street, near Jimmy Valentine’s.


Tonight: Washington Humane Society at Trinidad Rec



Have an interest in animals or animal control in DC?  The Washington Humane Society is holding a community outreach meeting this evening at teh Trinidad Rec Center (1310 Childress St NE) from 6-9pm. 

From the Humane Society:

FREE Community Outreach Meeting addressing education, prevention and humane solutions to our city’s animal issues!

Featuring presentations from:
• Humane Educational Outreach Program
• DC Animal Care and Control
• Humane Law Enforcement
• Wildlife Specialist
• Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program (CatNiPP)

Pet Patrol: Reader Seeking Good Home for Stray Cat


Stray Cat, Val

From a reader:

I was hoping for some help from your readers with a stray cat we picked up a couple weeks ago. Hoping she might make her way into a Pet Patrol Post!


Meet Val. In early February, we noticed an addition to the numerous cats that frequent our alley here in Truxton Circle. She was a tiny, emaciated thing, and very timid; but unlike the other cats, she was definitely not feral. After a week or so of cajoling (and canned food, of course), we managed to coax her in, on Feb 14th. Hence the name, Valentine.


Valentine had clearly gotten into a nasty fight with another animal; in addition to being very underweight, she had several bite puncture wounds on her right side that must have been causing her considerable pain. Once we had her inside, we brought her to the vet, where she got a much needed round of antibiotics, initial vaccines, and an otherwise clean bill of health. 


Val came to us with no tags and no microchip, but she is quite clearly someone’s housecat. She is very sweet and loves people — she’ll sit in your lap all night and purr quite contentedly, but she is still quite timid and wary after her experience. If anyone recognizes her, we would love to reunite her with her people, so please let me know. Barring that, we are looking to set Val up in a new home, where she can get a second chance.  

If you have room in your home and your heart for a new addition, have any leads, or any further questions about Val, please contact me at robjrii at gmail.com. 





Pet Patrol: Chow hanging outside edition


Chow? dog outside Aldi

From a reader:

 “Spotted this dog hanging outside Aldi”

Anyone know the breed?  Looks a bit like a chow mix or something to me.  Is it pit-bull like?

Pet Patrol: Help find a good home for these adorable kittens

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A reader is fostering several adorable kittens in need of a good home.  The flyer advertises 2 females and 3 males- all foster kittens that have been vaccinated.  So, if you’re interested in the cute kittens, e-mail eckington.cats@gmail.com.

Pet Patrol: Collared edition

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This is our best friend Shelly the Sheltie enjoying a nice afternoon on the back deck this weekend!

Pet Patrol: Kid-friendly edition

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Cuddly dog with bared teeth, ready to play with kids

This is our chow mix dog, Lucy, horsing around the house during family game night.

Have a pet to be featured in pet patrol? Let me know!

Pet Patrol: Kingman Park edition


Aww- so cuddly!  You can tell this adorable German Shepherd is excited to play in Kingman Park!

Pet Patrol: New guests edition

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Whoa! Here’s a pet of a different kind! Awesome!  Emily writes:

Here are two new pets my significant other has grown attached to. He now sets out some oats in a baking ring for them, and feeds them each morning before work. Don’t worry, though, I’m sure to clean the ring thoroughly each time before baking! We would ask them to leave, but not sure how to approach them without escalating the situation unnecessarily.

What do you think- is this a great way to spread the plague, or just two furry friends?  What do you feed mice that you find in your house?  I’ve found that they really enjoy oats and peanut butter, but sometimes treat them to leftovers from Checkers if they behave!


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