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Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Persons of Interest Sought in Thefts from Autos

 

From Gwendolyn Crump: Between Sunday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 15, 2012, the Second District experienced a series of thefts from autos in the parking garage of the 2400 block Calvert Street, NW and the 2600 block of Woodley Road, NW.  These thefts occurred around the midnight hour. 

 

Guardian Angels Pass Out Safety Tip Flyers at Woodley Zoo Metro Today

Guardian Angels Pass Out Safety Tip Flyers at Woodley Zoo Metro Today

 

From The Guardian Angels:

The Guardian Angels will pass out safety tip flyers outside the Woodley Park metro station today starting at 3:30 p.m. in response to the rash of robberies all over the District of Columbia. 

 

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

WHS Protects and Serves DC Animals in 2011

2011 has been another busy year for our field services team, comprised of our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Animal Care and Control Officers. To date, our field services division has responded to nearly 15,000 new calls, including over 1,300 cases of animal cruelty and neglect investigated by our HLE officers.  

Suspect Sought in Bank Robberies

Suspect Sought in Bank Robberies

 

From Paul Metcalf:

Detectives assigned to the Bank Robbery Task Force of the Metropolitan Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with robberies of two Wells Fargo banks.