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Caring for All Animals

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 82 Years in Prison For Sexually Abusing Two Young Girls


From the United States Attorney’s Office:

 A 43-year-old man was sentenced today to 82 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls in the District of Columbia, including one who is a relative, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.


Arrest Made in Homicide in the 4200 Block of Hunt Place, NE


From Tisha Washington: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the strangulation and stabbing homicide of Leroy Studevant that occurred in the 4200 block of Hunt Place, NE.


District Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison For Attempted Bank Robbery in December 2011


From United States Attorney’s Office:

Ishmaaiyl Mulheron Arrested on Felony Animal Cruelty Charge


From Jacquie Toppings: Ishmaaiyl Mulheron, 23, of the 1400 block of Montana Ave. NE, was arrested April 8 on one count of felony animal cruelty. He is suspected beating a Yorkshire terrier to death. He was arraigned April 9 and his preliminary hearing is scheduled May 3. He faces up to five years in jail and a $25,000 fine.


Homicide 3500 Block of 12th Street, NE


From Paul Metcalf: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal stabbing which occurred in the 3500 block of 12thStreet NE.