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Clear the Shelters is August 18

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will once again join NBC4 to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters. This nationwide pet adoption drive will be held at HSWC on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am to 6 pm. During this event the adoption fees will be waived for every adoptable animal in the shelter.

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Reward Offered for Information on Cat Shot with Bow and Arrow

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is offering up to a $500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of a cat with an arrow in Hagerstown.

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Reward Offered for Information on Abandoned Puppy

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is offering a reward $2,950 for information leading to the identification, filing of criminal charges, and conviction of the person responsible for abandoning a gravely ill puppy in the woods behind Target, located at 17213 Cole Road in Hagerstown. In addition to the reward by the shelter, The Humane Society of the United States has added a $5,000 reward.

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HSWC Closed July 4

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a stray or unowned animal during this day may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.  We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, July 5th. 

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Fireworks Safety for Your Pets

With Independence Day celebrations approaching, the Humane Society of Washington County would like to remind pet owners that fireworks can be a scary experience for their animals. Many animals, especially dogs, are frightened by loud noises and unfamiliar sounds. “People love fireworks, but pets don’t,” said Crystal Mowery, Field Services Director. “Many shelters see an increase in lost pets over the holiday. We hope we can prevent that from happening by reminding people to keep their animals...

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Waived Cat Adoption Fees in July for Maryland 2,000

To save and find homes for the thousands of homeless cats and kittens in Washington County and all across Maryland, Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is teaming up with 19 other shelters in the state to participate in the second annual Maryland 2,000 Saving Lives Across Maryland adoption event. Beginning July 1st through July 31st, HSWC and the participating shelters will be waiving adoption fees for felines with the collective goal of finding homes for at least 2,000 unwanted cats and...

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$5 Felines through June 30!

Due to the rise of cats entering the shelter that is typical during warmer months, all available cats and kittens can be adopted for just $5 at the Humane Society of Washington County! This is effective June 14 through June 30.

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11 Dogs Transferred to HSWC from Huntsville, AL

Eleven dogs have been transferred from Huntsville, AL to the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC). Six adult dogs and five puppies were transported by the Greater Huntsville Humane Society to Hagerstown as a result of overcrowding in their shelter.

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HSWC Announces 13th Annual LuHowl

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will host the 13th Annual LuHowl fundraising auction on Saturday, June 9th from 5 pm to 9 pm at Historic Milestone Farm in Williamsport, MD. 

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HSWC Will Be Closed on Memorial Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a stray or unowned animal during this day may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29th.   

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