The Newark Street Dog Park paid big bucks for a fountain like this one. What’s wrong, you ask? EVERY male dog pees on (and into) the doggy bowl at the bottom. I wonder what genius designed it? The purpose of my rant is not to condemn the good folks who wasted untold dollars on it. Everyone makes mistakes. But new dog parks are, thank goodness, being built. Maybe this would help others avoid making the same costly mistake. FYI, I have never seen a human drink from the top part.”
He is an indoor cat and I can only imagine how scared, cold and disoriented he is.
LOST –British Shorthair
Name: Boo Boo, male
Weight: 10 lbs but looks bigger since he is fluffy
Age: 6 years
Last seen: Tuesday. morning November 26
Where: 4600 block of 4th Street, NW between Buchanan and Crittenden in Georgia Petworth
No collar, no microchip.
If you see him, please call Irena at 202.591.9969″
I found this dog this morning around 10AM near my house on Capitol Hill at 10th and D NE. A neighbor walking her dog found the dog running around the streets and we put her in my backyard for now so that she wouldn’t be running wild. She’s a small black Chihuahua looking mix.
Anyone with info can contact info(at)eidolonfilms.com”
ARCHIE RESTING THE DAY AFTER HE GOT HOME, WITH HIS GOOD SIDE UP
“Sorry for the delay in posting this, but I wanted to give everyone an update on Archie (aka Scrappy).
He is doing well under the circumstances. The hospital released him late Tuesday evening, and we have pretty much taken the week off and stayed home to monitor him. Miraculously he had no catastrophic injuries. His lungs, heart, spine etc were unharmed. He has a very large gash on one leg that cannot be sutured, so we’ve been taking him to the vet every day to have the dressings changed. He had a nicked spleen which caused some internal bleeding but the vet decided to let it heal on its own.
We remain concerned about some high liver test numbers which we hoped would have gone down by now, but so far our vet is not too alarmed. There seems to be some cartilage damage on the one leg, which we won’t know for awhile whether he has any permanent mobility issues. He is walking though, and I even took him for a stroll around the block this morning. (We went past 14/S, I guess sort of a get back on the horse concept!)
Other than that, he had some pretty horrific road burn, which has already begin to heal. The first few days he was lethargic, but the last few days his spirit has slowly been returning. We cannot express how enormously grateful we are to have him.
The final vet bill at Friendship Animal Hospital was significantly less than the estimate, and I noticed later at home that they removed several charges from the estimate so it seems they definitely cut us a break. He got absolutely fantastic care there, and we are very appreciative of their efforts. (more…)
At about 8:30 this morning I was crossing 14th at S Street with my two dogs, when a woman driving a very large older model Buick made a right turn on red from S and struck me in the crosswalk. One of my dogs was caught under her tire and dragged down 14th about 30/50 feet. I waved, screamed and banged on the car for her to stop, as the dog was still leashed and I was running alongside with my other dog in tow. She finally stopped and at that point he was trapped under the tire of her car. I am yelling for her to back up to free him. Finally she backed up and miraculously my dog jumped up, pulled from his collar and ran back down S street.
In the commotion I decided to run after my dog. As I was running the other direction the woman in the car started to drive off. A man on 14th had the good sense to stop the car, and at that point the driver did wait at the corner.
There were at least three other witnesses; two women and one man. It turns out my dog ran back to my house a block away and was sitting on the stoop bleeding and shaking. As I turned around, the two women had followed me to help. I decided to put him in the car and head for the vet hospital.
Upon passing the corner all four witnesses and the driver were there; one gentleman flagged me over, and I was able to get the drivers contact info.
However I was anxious to get my dog to the hospital and left without getting any other information. I have made a police report, but after calling the driver’s insurance company I am now concerned that I might need witnesses to attest to the fact I was legally in the crosswalk.
If you were there this morning or otherwise witnessed what happened PLEASE get in touch – Jdf65dc(at)aol(dot)com.
My dog is at Friendship Animal Hospital now and while it appears for the moment his injuries are not life threatening, he has severe gashes on his legs, and internal bleeding that is possibly from a tear in his spleen. It is still unclear whether he might have other internal injuries. He will be hospitalized for at least two days and may require more surgery.
As you can imagine we are distraught, but thankful he is alive and getting good vet care. Upon leaving the hospital this morning, I was presented with an estimate for charges totaling almost $5,000. And that is just for today and tomorrow; not including potential surgery and follow up care. The hospital is requiring an immediate deposit of $3,000 to continue treatment. Unfortunately, I don’t have the funds and am currently scrambling to line up some sort of temporary loan or credit line to cover the charges.
So my best bet at this point is to have firm witness accounts documented in the police report so the driver’s insurance company might be compelled to cover the costs.”
Yikes. Thanks to a reader for sending from Capitol Hill near Eastern Market:
“To All My NOSEY A*S NEIGHBORS
Thank you for calling the Humane Law Enforcement. They came by today and seen that there is NOTHING wrong with my dog being OUTSIDE or CHAINED. If your scared of Pitbulls, move, cause I’m NOT changing ANYTHING for you… Get a HOBBY or something… AND TRUST ME I know why you DID it. DON’T like this note??? Call the cops then… I mean you calling everyone else.”
“Someone must have lost there rather large, well fed, and very tame pet rat, found on Belmont near Columbia RD. It has a much bigger face then the pet rats I have seen before, but also has the identifying tail. If this is yours pleas give a description of color for its return. Our kitties have been inquisitive but not to interested, since it is not a sewer rat it is not a good kill for them. Still pretty sure it’s a rat.”
“He responds to commands and has a black collar with national capitol area spay and neuter with vaccinations on it. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to keep him in our apartment, we registered him as a lost dog with the humane society and an animal control officer just came to pick him up. We hope he makes it home safe, he is so sweet! ”
There is a crazed raccoon in the neighborhood that killed my neighbor’s cat on their back porch (9/20/13). DC Animal Control was contacted but I don’t know if a trap has been installed near their house. People should be on the lookout and think twice before leaving a pet outdoors and unsupervised.”