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Dogs can easily overheat if left in a car on a hot day or left in a backyard with no shade.
"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.
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.
Two D.C. men face a rare charge of felony animal cruelty for trying to cut the throat of a bull terrier named McFly.
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.
Cases of animal cruelty are being investigated and prosecuted all over the country.
Sharknado was just the beginning. Now the nation's capital has been hit with Catnado.
The Washington Humane Society investigators are are asking for help identifying the culprit who shot, paralyzed and left a pregnant deer to die in April.
About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.
In the 1980s, more than 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized every year in shelters around the country. And while that number is much lower today (around 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year), a large number of animals are still dying unnecessarily.
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