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Polar Bear Plunge On January 11, 2020

The Humane Society of Washington County’s 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park is rapidly approaching.  The number of participants and donations continue to grow and excitement is rising for the January 11th event. The year’s top event sponsors are VerStandig Broadcasting, M.S. Johnston, Hagerstown Honda, and Mountain View Animal Emergency.

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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. Please check our website, Facebook, or the Vet Center entrance for updates on when they will resume. 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.   

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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 Closing at 3 pm on January 7, 2020

The shelter will be closing early at 3:00 pm today due to the weather. Please be safe! Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal when the shelter is closed may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.

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Holiday Hours

HOLIDAY HOURS Christmas Eve: 10 am - 1 pmChristmas Day: ClosedNew Year's Eve: 10 am - 1 pmNew Year's Day: Closed NOTE: Because of the shortened hours, we will not close the adoption floors for Nap Time on 12/24 or 12/31. You are welcome to visit the animals at any time while we're open those days! Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal when the shelter is closed may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.

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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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