Found Cat on Belmont Between 13th and 14th St, NW


“This cat followed us home to Belmont Street NW between 13th and 14th. Does not look like a stray. Just seems lost. Can you post a pic and see if any owner comes forward? If not we will probably have to drop it off at Humane Society. Our dog does not love cats. Thanks.”

If this is your cat or know who’s it is, please email amckechnie77(at)

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  • What an adorable little cat….very good of you to take her in. Maybe feel around to see if there is a microchip, or any vet should be able to check for that. Would be the best way to identify owner.

  • Very kind of you to hold him/her. Please do so as long as you can… cats at the Humane Society aren’t long for this world…

    A microchip can usually be felt between the shoulder blades. Should feel like a grain of rice.

    Angel wings in heaven!

    • Agreed about WHS–take the cat to Washington Animal Rescue League instead, where it’ll have a fighting chance!

      • As far as I know, WARL is not an open access shelter and does not accept strays or surrenders. Also, please educate yourself about the Washington Humane Society rather than continuing to spread misinformation. WHS’s live release rate for animals is over 80% for 2013, up from just 38% four years ago.

    • Actually, WHS has gotten their adoption rate to 80%. They had six people at the No Kill Conference this summer at GWU Law School. WARL had nobody.

      • FYI, WARL is a no kill facility which means their kill rate is less than 10% and they only euthanize for behavior and illness. Meaning either an animal is too sick or too violent to be rehabilitated.

        • anonymouse_dianne

          FYI I was a volunteer dog trainer at WARL for six years. They are not No Kill, and would snub their noses to be called that. Their save rate on dogs last year was 89%, which is good, but considering they pick and choose the dogs they take in, its pretty sad. I have seen a lot of small dogs get killed for relatively minor behavior issues. It’s one of the reasons the turnover rate for volunteers is fairly high lately.

  • Place signs in neighborhood? Also can have vet check for microchip (really important)? Finally, please consider the washington animal rescue league (over other places) if all else fails!!! Breaks my heart.

  • I adopted my cat from the DC Humane Society and I found them to be very helpful and the facilities to be adequate. This is an honest question, what is the issue with WHS?

    • WHS had a pretty terrible reputation until the current CEO, Lisa LaFontaine, took over a few years ago. She’s done fantastic things as far as fundraising, increasing the fostering and volunteer programs, promoting adoption, etc. I think a lot of people still remember the “bad old days” and haven’t heard much about the improvements.

  • Belmont Street is full of strays. Someone on Belmont between 14th and 15th feeds them everyday – which is why there are so many strays. I bet this one is feral.

    • If it were feral it would not have followed humans into their home and gently peered into their camera lens. It’s a stray / lost / abandoned.

    • If this kitty followed the OP home, it doesn’t sound like it’s feral — sounds like a human-socialized cat that was abandoned.

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