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by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2017 at 11:00 am 0

Please save the recriminations and just keep your eyes peeled thanks.

From an email:

“My friend and colleague’s black and white lab got scared last night during the fire works and ran away from her yard. Her name is Cleo and she was wearing a purple collar. She is very, very friendly but has never run away like this before. Please call her family at Egypt (202.909.9946) if you see her. This was near S. Dakota Ave and 8th St. NE.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

“I found this small Chihuahua/Jack Russell (?) mix with no microchip yesterday running through the streets of Petworth unaccompanied and with no collar. He needed some medical attention so I took him to the NY Avenue Humane Society after canvassing the neighborhood for most of the day … hopefully his owners have reached out to them. He’s a sweet old guy and I’m sure he misses his parent(s).”

by Prince Of Petworth July 3, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Wayan Vota

From the Humane Rescue Alliance:

“Fourth of July fireworks are a celebration of our nation’s heritage as we salute the founding of our country with friends and family. But not every member of the family is in on the celebration. Alexandra Dilley, Director of Behavior & Training at the Humane Rescue Alliance offers the following suggestions for pet owners and guardians to consider:

· The safest place for your pet is at home, not in a crowded, unfamiliar and noisy place. The combination of too many people and loud fireworks could make your pet panic and desperately seek shelter. Locking them in the car is also not an option; your pet may suffer heat stroke.

· Keep pets indoors with window shades and curtains closed. Turn on a television, radio, white noise machine and/or play “calming” music for your pets. Hours of calming music can be found on several YouTube channels.

· Create a safe place in the home for your cat or dog to hide. For example, open a closet door and put in a pet bed, creating an enclosed space with no windows. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

A reader writes:

“Here is the story I wrote to my rescue group:

My CityDogs alum, Watson, paid his good luck forward today.

As Watson and I were coming home from a long, hot morning walk, Watson started barking out of nowhere. Watson is mostly silent, so it was weird. It was especially weird because it was a “hey there is a dog” bark, but we were walking past an abandoned building, nothing and nobody in sight.

Then I see a small gym looking bag. I had already seen it, but my neighborhood isn’t the cleanest and stuff like that is always getting left around. Then the bag started shivering.

Inside was a little doxie dog. Left on the side of the building like a piece of trash. Just with some shitty milk bones and no water, in direct sunlight. If it hadn’t been for Watson, I would have walked right past that black bag and who knows would have happened to the pup. I called 911 and animal control, who took the little pup in. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm 0

Good grief. A reader writes:

“Corner of Biltmore and Cliffbourne.

Cracking the windows is not enough on sunny days! The dog was in there for at least an hour and a half. Thanks to MPD Officer Dunn and the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Maryland plates, to the surprise of no one…”

And passes on the original report from the Adams Morgan listserv this morning: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm 0

“Our lynx point rag doll named Hexnut escaped from our place in Adams Morgan on 6/20/17 sometime in the afternoon. She is microchipped and an indoor cat. Please email me at jgao(at)jgao(dot)us if you see her. We are hoping someone on PoPville will see her and help us find her. She looks just like the picture.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm 70 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rob Cannon

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone recommend someone who would check on 2 cats every 2-3 days and clean the litter box, and refill water as needed? They are fed through an automatic feeder. We will be out of town for 2 weeks and looking for some help. We are in the H Street/NoMa area.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm 28 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking my dog and a friends dog (both Labrador Retrievers) home from the 11th Street dog park in Columbia Heights on Thursday, June 1st when a loose dog approached us.

We were on Sherman Avenue NW between Lamont and Kenyon heading south. Both of my dogs were on leash but the loose dog had no collar, leash or owner present. The dog went for the black lab first and then attacked my dog, Griffin. The dog had a strong hold on Griffin’s neck and head for a while and had him pinned on his back. With the help of some people in the area we were able to get the dog off of Griffin after a few minutes and secure it with a leash. The police were called and the dog was picked up by DC animal control. (more…)


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