Thanks to all who passed on the email:

“Please help me find my way back home. I was last seen on 8th and T NW. My name is Lizzy but I am deaf so I can’t hear you if you call me please be patient if you find me because I will be a little scared but I don’t run so fast. If you see me or find me please TEXT 202-802-8365 . the nice person will help me get home if you see this please share it so other people can help look for me. I’m very little and very scared and I need to go home”


Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc

From emails:

“Dogs, cats and other pets (plus people) will crowd the Franciscan Monastery’s gardens for the traditional blessing of the animals to mark the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals:

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (upper gardens)
1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

The Franciscan friars, dressed in their traditional brown habit, will pray and sprinkle holy water over the animals. Each pet will receive a St. Francis dog tag. Veterinarians from the DC Veterinary Medical Association will be on hand for free consultations before and after the blessing.

The blessing is free. All pets and people welcome.”


“We are pleased to host the Pet Blessing on Sunday, October 5 at 5pm. at Luther Place Memorial Church on Thomas Circle. We gather in front of the St Francis Mural for some music, reflection and blessing for creatures and their human companions!”


Blessing of the Animals, St. Paul’s at 25th and K

Blessing of Animals St. Paul’s (PDF)


@sarahkliff tweets us the photo above:

“DC: found this lost lady pup in Mt. Pleasant with a purple collar but missing tags.”

and via email:

“I’m at a vet and she’s unfortunately not chipped. I’m going to be taking her to the humane society on New York Ave. Vet estimates she is 6 years old.”

UPDATE: Owner found!


“Our sweet dog, Lulu, ran off while our neighbors were walking her today (14th and Quincy St, NW).”

Update: Lulu found too!

Ed. Note: I really thought this was the found dog above, sadly not.


“Missing Cat — Answers to the name of Plum
Gray cat, lost sometime on Sunday, mid-morning from 8th and S St, NW. She responds to her name and is super friendly. Please call 610.715.3859 if you find her.”

UPDATE: Good news – Plum has been found.


“Dear PoPville,

He usually wanders around Mt Pleasant neighborhood, but I’m afraid he might have crossed 16th St and ventured into the Columbia Heights area. He was last seen on the east side of 16th and Oak.

His name is Peanut, and he’s kinda hard to miss. He does know his name, and if you call him he might walk up to you. He’s about 20 lbs and looks like a Maine Coon. He’s not shy at all, not scared of people or dogs, and he usually lets people pick him up. He’s medium haired, tuxedo cat.

He has a blue collar on with my name and phone number, and he’s also got a rubbery white flea and tick collar on. If anyone has seen him, please give me a call at 610-745-0314.”

Magners of Logan Circle (yes, named after the Irish cider!). Today is our one month adoptaversary from K9 Lifesavers!

“Dear PoPville,

Looking for nice ideas of things to do with pup and other half. No car, so would be nice if it was in walking distance of NW, because we also can’t take her on public transport either! Though we’re willing to walk far too (walked to eastern market last weekend) – don’t want people to think it has to be a five block radius!! As it gets cooler, there’s only so long we can rely on outside seating at restaurants and cafés, so any ideas the community has to take us through winter would be wonderful!!”


“Dear PoPville,

Weekend before last, I found an abandon kitten under my patio deck. He was muddy and starving, so I brought him in, gave him a bath, and started bottle feeding. In addition to being incredibly adorable, he is now strong, very cuddle-y, and constantly purring. However, I am not allowed to have pets under my current lease so I am looking for a loving, forever home.

I believe he is about 4-5 weeks old and goes by the names: squeaks, little prince, and ewok. We took him to the walk-in clinic, where he received some basic kitten treatments.

Can you help me find a forever home for Squeaks? Please e-mail me at Squeaksthekitten(at)yahoo.com

Thank you so much!”

penelope 2

“Dear PoPville,

This morning my friend woke up to a pushed in window and both of her cats missing. One cat was quickly found, but Penelope is still out there. 10 pound female tabby might be a bit skittish. Is also microchipped. Penelope lives at 9th and T Sts NW and her humans are putting up flyers, leaving out food, etc. If anyone in the Shaw/ U St area sees Penelope or a cat that looks at all similar, please call 410-236-8186.”