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by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Amazing. On November 9th we learned that:

“an armed robbery occurred in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE at approximately 7pm on the evening of November 9th. The victim of the robbery was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by a man with a gun who took several items of value from the victim. After obtaining the items the suspect attempted to run to an awaiting vehicle, but the victim’s dog, who was in the car at the time of the robbery, jumped from the vehicle and attacked the robber. A second suspect waiting in the car fired a single shot, striking the dog.”

At that time all we knew as that the owner took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment of its injuries. I am happy to report that MPD has now let me know that “the dog is alive. He lost his eye but is now back with his owner.” It’s not much but I know many, myself included, were eager to learn how the hero dog was doing. That s/he is alive and back home is great news. Thanks to all for messaging me their concerns for the pup.

“Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call MPD at 202-727-9099, or text the information to 5-0-4-1-1.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm 0

From an email:

“UPDATE: 10/17 Frank is still missing. We have extended our search to around Benning Road NE and down Bladensburg Road NE and we have posted large laminated posters in the areas.

We have received several sightings within a 2-3 mile area of NE and SE, but have not been able to locate Frank. I appreciate everyone keeping a look out as we continue to search daily for my sweet little guy. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

From an email:

“As summer turns to fall, the community served by Shaw Dog Park at 11th & R Streets NW, will paws to reflect and celebrate our 10th Anniversary! In celebration of this important milestone, DC’s first official dog park, the Shaw Dog Park Association is holding its 4th annual Howl-O-Ween party with a costume contest and raffle. It is a free event for park users and their pups at the Park on Saturday, October 27 November 3rd, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Lily reports:

“Spotted on public sidewalk in DC. Never seen a can’t walk dog sign before, even for private property. It’s near the housing administration building on M & N Capitol. But it’s not posted ON any property.”

I’ve never seen a sign like this either. It looks like a city sign though. Anyone ever see a sign like this before? Anyway, doesn’t seem like it can be enforced but still odd.

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm 0

A reader reports:

“At around 9:30 AM my husband and I spotted a beautifully colored, exotic-looking bird on the fence surrounding the Turkey Thicket recreation center track in Brookland, NE DC. Looks like it was someone’s escaped pet bird. Near the intersection of Quincy and Michigan NE. We called animal control but the bird flew away before animal control arrived.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

“This morning this little guy found me and my dog I think between 7th and 8th Streets on Longfellow NW and followed us all the way to the farmers market and back. He seems healthy but he doesn’t have a collar and he has not been neutered.

We plan to take him by Humane Rescue Alliance on Oglethorpe to see if he’s chipped or there have been inquiries.”

If you recognize this guy contact [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

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