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“Lost Cat!!!

We haven’t seen Pirate in a week and are starting to worry. Pirate hangs out on V Street between 16thand 17th Streets, near the police station. You might catch a glimpse of him at night when he roams around and eats dinner on the front porch of a neighbor.

Description: black fur, green eyes (left eye doesn’t work), shy

If you see him, please call: Dani 202-271-4920
Thank you!”

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“My cat, Tigrecita, went missing from 3rd and E Street, NE last night around 6pm. She is mostly white with large black spots on her back, a black tail, and stripes on her forehead. She has two brown patches near her nose that resemble a little mustache, and weighs about 14 pounds. Her collar is black and white with a skull and crossbones pattern, and she has a rabies tag attached that indicates the date of recent vaccinations and contact info for the vet (she also has a microchip). She responds to “kitty” or “Tigrecita.” Please call 804-248-2884 if you have any information!

-Angela”

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“This adorable little Husky wandered up to my house at the corner of Trinidad and Owen in Northeast DC. I believe it’s a she, but she didn’t have a collar on so I brought her to the Humane Society on New York Ave. I was wondering if you could post it so she could be reunited with the owner. Their phone number is (202) 576-6664.”

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UPDATE: “Mikey was found Friday at Howard Divinity School and has been reunited with his very relieved owner.”

A reader writes:

“I live at 15th and Newton in Brookland. On Friday night I met a woman named Krysta at the corner of 14th and Newton St, NE, looking for her dog MIKEY, who escaped from his collar, got hit by a car and took off running at about 10:30pm. Krysta and Mikey are visiting Brookland from out of town, and he doesn’t know the neighborhood.

Mikey is a tall, brindle Pit mix and very friendly/gentle. Krysta called in an alert to the DC shelter. Mikey is also chipped.

If someone finds Mikey, Krysta asks that they call her on 717-698-0689.”

Roxie

“Dear PoPville,

Could you please help us find Roxie? She is a 4 year old Yorkshire terrier.She is a tiny grey and brown mix, about 4 years old, one droopy ear and is wearing a pink harness. Very sweet but shy. She got lost July 1 during the storm in Monroe Street in Columbia Heights. The contact information is email:helenmarstiller@gmail.com or phone 202-413-6114.”

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“As our neighbor was walking to work this morning she found a small dog close to the Safeway in Petworth. He appears to be male and not neutered. He doesn’t have any tags or a collar. She called animal protection and he is hanging out in our backyard until they get here. I’m attaching a picture of him here. The owner / anyone looking for him can get in touch with the Humane Society – once he is checked in, he’ll be on their website.”

“Dear PoPville,

Friends of ours found this baby (only 5 weeks old) suffering from dehydration in front of a house at 13th and Maryland Ave, NE. The The neighbor said that our friend should probably take the puppy because it wouldn’t make it. Animal control has been called to that house before and they have beware of dog signs all around the yard. What course of action can someone take to make sure that there aren’t any other puppies inside that house?”

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Fitzz

“Dear PoPville,

We live on Owen Place in Trinidad. Our neighbor got a pit bull a few years back. We just found out that it was trained over the years to fight. About a year ago it jumped another neighbor’s fence and ripped apart a little white dog in just a few seconds while several neighbors watched in horror, unable to do much. The dog was taken by Animal Control but somehow it ended up back at the neighbor’s house.

Last Tuesday evening, two men exited the next-door neighbor’s house with the dog. The dog was not leashed. We were outside on the front porch and our two dogs. The pit-bull started aggressively barking at our dog, climbed over the 42” picket fence and chomped my little rat terrier, Fitzz, around the neck.

We both rushed out to help but couldn’t do much. I was bitten four times and my mother-in-law was bitten once. She was also violently thrown down and hurt her wrist and back. After I realized that I could not overpower the dog I went in and got a baseball bat. I tried to hit the dog but its two handlers blocked my swings and told me to stop hitting their dog. I got a couple of good hits in and the dog released.

At this point there was blood everywhere. I called 911 and in about 10 minutes the police and EMS arrived. Animal control showed up about 10 minutes later. The two men brought the dog back into the house and fled out the back door into the alley. The police and animal control entered the house and took the pit bull into custody.

We took my dog to Friendship Animal Hospital where he was extensively treated. By the next morning we realized his internal bleeding and damage to throat and brain stem were too severe and we had to put him to sleep.

I was told later that this same dog attacked an elderly woman and had killed another dog but that the police weren’t involved in either case.

Dogs can be trained to be dangerous. And they can attack, unprovoked and without warning, even over a fence. I think it’s very important to report aggressive dogs and get them taken off the streets so this kind of horrible tragedy doesn’t happen to another dog or person.”

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“This morning on my way to work I found a seriously terrified looking kitty pressed up against the nook of an townhome wall on Kingman St. (just off Logan Circle). Although there’s no collar, it’s a well-fed, friendly cat. S/he’s clearly not an outdoor animal, and is probably on a much bigger adventure than s/he bargained for. I plucked the kitty off the street, and s/he’s currently in my bathroom, where the personality switch was instantaneous.

I would really like to reunite this little one back with its owner. 719.201.2095.”