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HSWC Closed July 21

HSWC will be closed to the public for deep cleaning on July 21, 2020. Don't worry though. We will still be available to welcome stray animals in need!

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HSWC Closed on July 4

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 6th.

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COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE 6/18/20

COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE

If you are looking for your new best friend, we would love to help you meet your perfect match…now in person!! Beginning on Saturday, June 20th, our adoption floors will reopen with the number of guests limited to 20 people at a time. Those who are interested in adopting must enter the facility through the Adoption Center door and check in with the front desk. Face masks are required for anyone over the age of 9. Please continue to practice social distancing while in the building. 

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COVID-19 Shelter Update 3/18/20

Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to take an additional step to protect our staff, volunteers, and the public during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, March 18, adoptions will be by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting an animal, please call the shelter at 301-733-2060 and ask to speak to a staff member in Customer Service. In addition to making an appointment during our normal business hours, you will have an opportunity to talk to staff beforehand...

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COVID-19: Shelter Update 3/16/20

During this time of uncertainty, we want to assure you that HSWC is closely monitoring the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) recommended guidelines related to COVID-19 and that we are following their guidance to protect our staff, volunteers, and the public while still focusing on high quality care for our animals. Recommendations continue to evolve, and as a result, we are making shelter operation decisions on a daily basis. HSWC remains operational, but out of caution, we are implementing...

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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 Closed

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 8th.

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HSWC Closed on Memorial Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of the Memorial Day 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 Tuesday, May 26. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

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COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE 5/17/20

As Maryland enters Phase 1 of reopening, we would like to give an update on how we are moving forward with the gradual process of returning our operations to how they were pre-Coronavirus outbreak. Procedure modifications will occur as follows beginning on Monday, May 18: • We will continue to accept stray animals at the facility Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

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