A nine-year old grey and white bull terrier, Bae, was allegedly stolen from her home on the 1200 block of Decatur Street NW around 5:45pm on April 9th. At first, the owners had hoped a yard gate left open by a service provider may have let the dog escape on her own, but a video captured by a neighbor’s security camera shows two people — a man and a woman — walking with Bae.Read More
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A stray and sick puppy squirmed her way under a fence into the backyard of a Petworth house, and right into the lives of a family who healed her. It's a great story by new contributing writer Sarah Yacoub.Read More
A good friend of mine started a pet care business five years ago, and he has grown it into one of the leading pet care businesses in DC due to happy customers and happy pets. While initially a one-man show, Patrick’s Pet Care now serves nineteen neighborhoods in both northwest and southwest DC. While Patrick’s Pet Care was founded in Columbia Heights, it’s the customers in Petworth who have really helped the company get its start.
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WAMU's Ally Schweitzer took a look at the story for NPR's All Things Considered, and spoke to both Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd and Lisa LaFontaine, the president of the Humane Rescue Alliance, as well as the two neighbors who have lobbied HRA to help Momma (they used the pseudonyms "Jane" and "Mary" to protect themselves). The radio piece is well done, with the longer web article providing more opportunity for longer quotes and details.Read More
It’s been a few days since the pit bull Momma was finally brought inside from freezing temperatures, and the outpouring of public attention has helped to start some important changes. However, city authorities and neighbors still don’t know what’s become of Momma, the dog’s owner or the home’s resident. Currently, the law doesn’t give the Humane Rescue Alliance much in the way of options. Here's an update on the story.Read More
DC Councilmember Mary Cheh has asked that residents reach out to her and other councilmembers to push for changes to DC's animal welfare laws. Change needs you to help make it happen. Here's how.Read More
There’s a dog that’s been stuck in a small fenced-in area in freezing temperatures, snow and wind, and even with the continual efforts of a group of neighbors, neither the homeowner, the dog’s owner nor the city has changed the dog’s situation.Read More