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A reader sends in this serious allegation from a facebook post by Greg Fuller:

“BEWARE of Wagtime daycare in Washington, DC. Their pit bull rescue named Blu (owned by Wagtime’s owners) attacked my 12.5 year old yellow lab, without provocation, while he was recently in daycare at Wagtime. My dog also lost a tooth & his ACL was injured. The owners did not think it needed medical attention, knowingly chose NOT to report the bite to DC Animal Control, and illegally dispensed unprescribed and unlabeled antibiotics.”

You can read the full allegations and discussion here.

Thanks to a commenter for noting Wagtime’s response:

“While we respect everyone’s right to express their opinion freely, we feel it is important to give an accurate account of this situation. Wagtime prides itself on being a cage free facility and also taking care of many rescue and client dogs in our daycare. Our daycare has been open and trusted by countless clients for over 15 years due to our experience and high standards of care and expertese. We carefully assess EVERY dogs behaviour, separate the dogs by size and temperment and the safety and wellbeing each and every dog is our number one priority. However, the nature of a cage free facility, that allows the dogs to play and have eachothers company, is that play can occassionally escalate into altercations. This is a rare, but normal canine behaviour that can occure between dogs socialising in a pack environment. All of our daycare staff are highly trained to deal with these situations as quickly and safely as possible. As with young children at school, cuts, scapes and the occasional injury can occur. We treat any dog who sustains an injury quickly and approapriately to ensure the best care and health of the dog.This particular situation was just that, a group play that escalated into an altercation. It is of course regrettable that Tucker was injured, however, the here named adoption dog Blu was involved but certainly not to blame and to harm a dog-in-need’s chances of being re-homed through inacurate information, from a source that did not witness the incident, is not within the spirit of rescue that Wagtime is so dedicated to. We thank all of our wonderful clients who support the important work of Wagtime in animal care and urge you all to keep on rescuing.”

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Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted photos to @PoPville around 8:15am. @IAFF36 tweets “firefighters quickly extinguish this 9th floor fire in the 1300 Blk of 7th street”.

From @dcfireems:

“UPDATE: Fire 1300blk of 7th St NW. 4 pts transported. 1 FF P1. 1FF and 2 pts serious non-life threatening.”

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11th and M St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

This building is at the northeast corner of 11th and M St NW (street address is 1017 M St NW). A new 9-story (or so) residential building is being constructed on the lot that wraps around this building (most recently a surface parking lot). Over the past two months they have done excavation, pile-driving, and pouring concrete for the basement levels.

As you can see in the second and third pictures, a crack has developed separating the side wall from the remainder of the building at 11th & M. At 11:30 DCFD had blocked off both 11th and M St to secure the site. By 12:15 they had left, but there is now security tape roping off sidewalks on both 11th and M, and M St is still blocked. Meanwhile, a crew from the residential construction project has shown up, apparently studying how to stabilize this building and prevent it from collapsing into their open basement construction site.”

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2nd and Florida Ave, NW

DCity Smokehouse is currently located at 8 Florida Ave, NW. Their future corner is crying for a sidewalk cafe. Fortunately DCity Somkehouse‘s liquor license placard says:

“Tavern with eat-in dining and alcohol. Total occupancy load of 83. Sidewalk Café with seating for 48. Entertainment Endorsement.”

Hours of operation are listed as: Sunday through Thursday 10am-1am, Friday and Saturday 10am-2am and for the sidewalk cafe: Sunday through Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-12pm and for the Entertainment: Friday through Sunday 5pm-9pm, Monday through Thursday 5pm-8pm.

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1700 2nd St, NW

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Lots of readers tweeted us last night around 11:30pm:

“Pretty sure a drive-by shooting just happened on 7th & P street NW – multiple gunshots, man stumbles & collapses, police now here @PoPville”

From MPD:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting that occurred at 6th and P Street Northwest.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”