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Wellness Clinics

Due to the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season, our Wellness Clinics will be on hold for a winter break beginning today. They will resume on Thursday, February 6th. During the interim, we will be restructuring our Wellness Clinic packages to provide more options for pet owners in this community. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding as we focus on making improvements to this program. We’ll see you in 2020!   To qualify, individuals must reside...

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Pet Food Bank Assistance Program

Note: The Pet Food Bank is now operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Thanks to generous donations from individuals and local businesses, HSWC’s Pet Food Bank is able to help families in Washington County feed their pets when times are tough. A few months of assistance can mean the difference between an animal staying with his or her family and an animal being surrendered to the shelter due to finances.

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HSWC Prepares for 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be holding its 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Registration for the event is now open and excitement is rising. The year’s top event sponsor is VerStandig Broadcasting, followed by Mountain View Animal Emergency. A complete, up-to-date list of sponsors is available on the Polar Bear Plunge registration site. If your business would like to be a part of this fun event, opportunities are still...

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We need your help!

UPDATE: Thanks to your generous support, we raised $6,173 this #GivingTuesday!! Peanut was found wandering the streets alone. Her unkempt, matted coat was infested with fleas. Her overgrown toenails curled into the shape of a C. And most of her teeth were decayed. At just 3 tiny pounds, she was vulnerable to everything around her. That is until...read more.

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HSWC Closed on Thanksgiving

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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HSWC To Host Adoption Event & Pet Photo with Santa Fundraiser with Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be partnering with Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown for the 6th Annual “Share the Love” Adoption Event and Pet Photo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will be held at Sheehy Subaru, 10310 Auto Place, Hagerstown. This year, adoption fees for cats are waived thanks to a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®). Dog adoption fees are $50. These discounted adoption rates...

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Wellness Clinics On Hold Until Feb. 6, 2020

Due to the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season, our Wellness Clinics will be on hold for a winter break beginning today. They will resume on Thursday, February 6th. During the interim, we will be restructuring our Wellness Clinic packages to provide more options for pet owners in this community. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding as we focus on making improvements to this program. We’ll see you in 2020!

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HSWC Investigation Results in Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

On October 30, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) received a frantic call from a citizen regarding a horrific act of animal cruelty. The citizen reported witnessing a man, who has been identified as Bobby Ray Moore of Hagerstown, Maryland, maliciously chasing a 15 week old kitten, grabbing it by its neck, placing it on the ground and repeatedly stomping it, leading to death. Moore then threw the kitten into a community trash dumpster. 

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HSWC Announces High Volume "TNR" Day

In celebration of National Feral Cat Day on October 16, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is proud to announce its first high volume TNR Clinic with a goal of spaying and neutering 35 community cats. This kick-off event is being generously funded by a private donor.

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HSWC Announces New Executive Director

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) announces that Ms. Colin Berry has accepted the position as the shelter’s new Executive Director. She will officially assume the role on September 19.

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