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Your Afternoon Animal Fix – Props to Washington Humane Society Animal Care and Control Officers

by Prince Of Petworth February 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm 23 Comments

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.

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From the Washington Humane Society:

“WHS Officers are part of two distinct teams:

Washington Humane Society Animal Care and Control Officers responded to 14,656 calls in 2013 to help animals in need.

o Of these calls, 2,797 relate to urban wildlife (19% of all calls – but just say roughly 20%)
o The WHS Animal Care and Control department is responsible for providing Animal Control Services for the District of Columbia under a contract with the DC Department of Health.
o The team includes Officers, Investigators, Dispatchers, a Wildlife Specialist, and a Director.
o This team responds to a variety of cases, from stray animals running at large, dog bite incidents, cats stuck in trees, wildlife stuck in residential housing, deer in a parking garage – they’ve seen it all!
o For animal emergencies, call 202-576-6664.

Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Officers responded to 3,131 calls to assist abused or neglected animals last year
o The WHS Humane Law Enforcement department (HLE) is congressionally authorized and maintains the statutory right under DC law to investigate animal abuse and neglect.
o The most serious cases are brought to the attention of the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
o The team consists of 4 Officers, an assistant and a Director
o To report animal cruelty, call 202-723-5730″

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