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Local animal shelters take creative steps to avoid overcrowding

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.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, animal shelters, kitten season, stray animals, pets

Woman charged in kitten theft; kitten adopted

A 24-year-old woman from SE D.C. has been charged with misdemeanor theft for taking Callista the kitten.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:25pm EDT

Tags: pets, theft

5 things you don't know about the Washington Humane Society

From a program for soldiers interested in animal training to pet abuse centers, here are a few features offered by the Washington Humane Society that you may not know about.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 11:32am EDT

Tags: dogs, cats, adoption, animal abuse, spay, neuter, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Ask Dr. Pawz: How to get a lazy, fat cat to lose weight?

In this week's Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson shares what you can do to get your cat to lose weight and how to tell the age of an adopted pet.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 11:56am EST

Tags: pets, puppies, cats, dogs, veterinarian, diet, animal shelter, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

A new life: Rescued dogs from fighting rings find second chance

Emmy and Lizzy have a story that resembles something out of a crime drama. Over a year ago, the dogs were scooped up when federal agents busted a multi-state crime operation that involved narcotics, firearms and dog- fighting.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 12:41pm EST

Tags: kate Ryan, dog fighting

The Reagan Building went to the dogs for 12th annual Sugar and Champagne Affair

The Washington Humane Society's 12th annual Sugar and Champagne Affair honored Humane Heroes, including Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, D.C. police officers Arthur Douglas, Jr. and John Carruthers, and WUSA9 reporter Matt Jablow.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:03pm EST

Tags: Sugar and Champagne, pets, dogs, Todd Gray, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Man admits to home declawing of kittens

A man who pulled the claws out of two of his daughter's kittens has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 08:46am EST

Tags: animal cruelty

2 dogs found in D.C. trash can

The Washington Humane Society says two dogs were found in a trash can in Southeast Washington, one of them dead and the other seriously injured.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 07:25am EST

Tags: The Washington Post, dogs

Animal shelters offer Black Friday bargains for furry friends

Malls weren't the only places offering bargains this Black Friday. Local animal shelters also capitalized on the shopping hype and offered deals on pets.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 08:53pm EST

Tags: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Washington Animal Rescue League, adoption, pets, kate Ryan

Dog walk raises funds, awareness for at-risk animals

The Washington Humane Society raised close to $80,000 during its annual D.C. Walk for the Animals and Pet-A-Palooza Saturday in Adams Morgan.

Saturday - 09/29/2012, 05:12pm EDT

Tags: animals,

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