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17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

The Humane Society of Washington County invites you to celebrate the winter of 2020 at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, MD. Help us in our mission to provide care and find loving homes for the 6,000 animals that come to HSWC each year. Join your fellow animal lovers for this time-honored tradition as we take the plunge at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 11, 2020. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. Register by December 25 and receive a Polar Bear Plunge long sleeve...

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HSWC Closing at 4 pm

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closing at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 13, 2019. Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal after this time may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.  We will reopen at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 14th. Thank you!

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#GivingTuesday: Donate to HSWC!

Save The Date: #GivingTuesday is December 3, 2019! Held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is about joining a movement for generosity and supporting causes you love (like HSWC)! Every dollar raised during our #GivingTuesday campaign will support animals in need in Washington County. Mark your calendars and plan to show your support for HSWC on this important global day of giving!

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Thanksgiving: HSWC Closed

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal during this day may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 29th.

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Pet Adoption Event & Pet Photos with Santa Fundraiser at Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown

We are excited to be partnering with Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown for a special adoption event! Through a very generous grant through the ASPCA, animals will be available for adoption with cat fees waived and all dog fees $50 at both Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown and HSWC! In addition to your new best friend, you may even find the car of your dreams!

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Pet Photos with Santa Fundraiser - By Appointment Only!

UPDATE: Santa is booked! If you didn't get to schedule an appointment for this event, he will also be at our Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown Adoption Event on November 23rd from 11 am - 3 pm. Each ten minute session there is also $15, but no appointment is necessary!   *BY APPOINTMENT ONLY* Our annual Pet Photos with Santa Fundraiser is on November 9th from 9 am - 1 pm so you can get your image back in plenty of time for gifts and holiday cards!

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Low Cost Rabies Clinic

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Low Cost Rabies Clinic

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Day of Caring Pet Adoption Promotion for Seniors 55+

In celebration of United Way’s Day of Caring on September 19, the Humane Society of Washington County (MD) is waiving adoption fees for all felines (all ages) and dogs (age 5+ years) for any Washington County resident who is 55 years of age or older!

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Pooch Plunge - Marty Snook Pool

Your dogs have been waiting all summer for the Pooch Plunge, and it's their turn for some fun in the sun! Admission is $5 per dog and people by donations. For everyone's safety and to prevent the venue from becoming over crowded, we must limit the number of dogs that plunge. We look forward to seeing you and your pooches at the plunge! Save time in line! Complete this waiver and bring it with you!

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