Thursday, June 04, 2009

Dead cat

found in the rain, on the sidewalk at the corner of NJ and Q St on the Ward 2 side of the street, so don't walk your dogs over there.

Yes, I called the city's 311 number.
No, nobody answered because I found the tuxedo kitty after 4:30pm, when phone calls go straight to a machine.
Yes, I called animal control. They don't do dead. I was told I should call DPW.
At this point, I gave up. I'll file a report which someone will get to it when they get to it.

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At 6/04/2009 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DPW has a dead animal unit.
Do not please please please call them for dead rats in your alley. There is, like, a bazillion rats in DC, and they only live 3 years each.
They should pick up a cat/dog/deer thought.
311 is the number. Ask for the dead animal unit by name.

At 6/04/2009 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should have signed that
"DCGovGuy who types while tipsy"
Damn typos.

At 6/04/2009 11:10 PM, Blogger Mari said...

Action 1- Stood in rain looking at dead cat while trying to bring up the City Wide Call Center on PDA.

Action 2- DC.Gov site took too long to load, and feet got wet, went home.

Action 3- Set down bag from Penn Quarter Farmers Market (Cherries in season WOOT!) turned on computer to get

Action 4- website pointed to calling 311. Called 311, got phone tree and told humans went home.

Action 5- Searched for Animal Control. Called Animal control. Told to call DPW.

Action 6- Back to to look up number for DPW. Site says call 311.

Action 7- Blog.

Action 8- On site fill out city service request for dead animal.

Done. Considering the animal is small, and not near my house, my incentives stop at Action #2, and in other situations have stopped at that initial attempt to contact the city. Because out of sight, is out of mind, and by the time I get to where I'm going I've forgotten all about the (cat, rat, vandalized car, spray painted building, etc).

At 6/05/2009 12:44 AM, Blogger Nora said...

That is just a bummer. I watched a bird fall out of the sky and die on my sidewalk this afternoon.

Killed my evening. I hate to see things like that happen to animals.

At 6/05/2009 10:17 AM, Anonymous Not Squeamish said...

I once had a similar problem: I found a dead cat on the sidewalk in front of a neighbor's house.

Action 1 - Got my shovel.

Action 2 - Buried the dead cat.



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