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Hawk rescued downtown during morning rush

The Washington Human Society rescued a hawk found in an underground parking garage Friday morning.

Friday - 11/21/2014, 01:31pm EST

Tags: hawk,

Live mascots: Storied institution or archaic tradition?

Recent incidents have raised the question once again as to whether live animal mascots are a tradition worth keeping in sports.

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 02:19am EST

Tags: mascots, jack the bulldog, noah frank

Road to recovery from Navy Yard shooting starts with a pet

One year after the Navy Yard shooting rampage—ending in 12 dead and four injured—those most closely touched by the massacre reflect on the victims and their own journeys through the darkest days. For one family, the difficult times finally took a turn in the form of a rescued dog that had been through some traumatic experiences of its own.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 07:08am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, Andrew Mollenbeck, ISIS, Van Dornick

Washington Humane Society rescues pygmy goat

The Washington Humane Society picked up an unusual animal Wednesday, Aug. 15: A pygmy goat.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 05:14pm EDT

Tags: goat

Dogs at risk of overheating too on hot days

Dogs can easily overheat if left in a car on a hot day or left in a backyard with no shade.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 09:23pm EDT

Tags: pets, summer heat, dogs,

100 shelter pets come home for the holidays in D.C.

"Home for the holidays" -- it's a phrase that carries a lot of emotional weight. And that's no different at the Washington Humane Society.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 10:28pm EST

Tags: pets, animals, whs, cats

D.C. man indicted for abusing 10 dogs

It's one of the worst cases of animal abuse in recent memory -- a grand jury has handed down an array of charges against a D.C. man.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 08:16pm EST

Tags: animal cruelty, dogs, Crime, Megan Cloherty

2 D.C. men face felony animal cruelty charges

Two D.C. men face a rare charge of felony animal cruelty for trying to cut the throat of a bull terrier named McFly.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 04:07am EST

Tags: Crime, animal cruelty, dog

Keep your pet from gaining pounds during the holidays

Fat cats and pudgy pooches need homes too, and a local shelter is working to spotlight the need of the animals that offer a lot to love.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 09:06am EST

Tags: pets, pet food, Thanksgiving, dogs, cats

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Giving away pets can carry a high price

Cases of animal cruelty are being investigated and prosecuted all over the country.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 09:10am EDT

Tags: pets, pet abuse, Randi Martin,

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