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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.

District Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For 2009 Slaying of Neighborhood Rival

District Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For 2009 Slaying of Neighborhood Rival

From the United States Attorney’s Office: Nathaniel Grey, 21, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a prison term of 22 years for killing a neighborhood rival in May 2009 in an attack that took place in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.

 

John Wayne Gacy Exhibit Unveiled at the Crime Museum

John Wayne Gacy Exhibit Unveiled at the Crime Museum

 

John Wayne Gacy Exhibit Unveiled at the Crime Museum

Sam Amirante, Gacy’s Defense Lawyer, Welcomes New Permanent Exhibit  

Earlier today, the Crime Museum unveiled their newest permanent exhibit on American serial killer and rapist of the 1970s, John Wayne Gacy.

The permanent exhibit will take museum guests through a timeline of events in Gacy’s life, ending with his conviction of 33 murders.  The exhibit will include personal items as well as items seized and taken into possession by law enforcement. Featured artifacts include his infamous clown suit, his leather jacket, his typewriter, and his wallet.

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.  

Quick Thinking and Intervention of Civilian Saved the Lives of D.C. Police Officers

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

Today, Wednesday, June 22, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier recognized Yik Li, a civilian who intervened during a violent attack on two MPD police officers in Chinatown earlier this month.

 

“Mr. Li’s actions were critical and heroic, and for this he is to be commended,” said Mayor Gray.

 

The incident occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at approximately 5 p.m. in the 800 block of 6th Street NW after an officer observed a male subject with an open container of alcohol. The officer approached the suspect and the suspect attacked the officer with sharp object. Another officer interceded.