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Adoption Floors Closed from 12 pm - 1 pm Daily for "Nap Time"

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is implementing a new Nap Time initiative to benefit the health and wellbeing of shelter animals. Beginning March 12, 2018, the cat and dog adoption floors will be closed to visitors, staff and volunteers from 12 pm – 1 pm daily. This will allow the animals an hour of uninterrupted rest. During the one hour Nap Time, the shelter will remain open for business and phone calls.

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HSWC Named Non-Profit of the Year

HSWC is incredibly honored to have been named Non-Profit of the Year at the 19th Annual Washington County Business Awards! In addition to the award, HSWC received an unrestricted $1,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Washington County. The following is a statement from Kim Intino, President/CEO:

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HSWC Offers Community Wellness Clinics to Pets

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is offering Wellness Clinics to owned pets in Washington County. Held at the HSWC’s Veterinary Center, cats are serviced every first and third Wednesday of the month, and dogs are serviced every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Hours are 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. No appointment is necessary.

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New Free-Roaming Cat Adoption Floor Opens March 2, Cat Adoption Fees Reduced

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will host a grand opening for its newly renovated free-roaming cat adoption room on Friday, March 2. The room will be open to the public during normal business hours from 10 am – 6 pm, and light refreshments will be served. The renovation was made possible thanks to a generous Innovation Grant from Maddie’s Fund®.

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Maryland Dept. of Ag Grant Offers Free Spay/Neuter to Cats

At this time, we are unable to accept new appointments as our waiting list is full. Stay tuned to find out if we receive additional funding for next year. The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has been awarded a grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture to offer free spay/neuter services to owned cats living with low income families in the 21740, 21795, 21722, and 21783 zip codes. All cats fixed under the grant will also receive a free rabies vaccine, if necessary.

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HSWC Celebrates Valentine's Day with No Adoption Fees and Lots of Kisses

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is celebrating Valentine’s Day with waived adoption fees for dogs and cats on Wednesday, February 14 from 1 pm – 6 pm. The dog adoption fees are being sponsored by Uniting to Save Animals: U2SA. “There’s no better way to celebrate this holiday than to find your ‘true love’ in a shelter pet,” said Kat Cornell, Director of Operations. “By waiving adoption fees, we hope more families will be able to give the gift of love to an animal this Valentine’s...

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HSWC Wellness Clinics

On Wednesdays, we open our Veterinary Center to the public for HSWC Wellness Clinics!   The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month will be for cats. The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month will be for dogs. Hours of operation are from 10 am – 12:30 pm and 2 – 5 pm. No appointment needed! To qualify, you must be a resident of Washington County and earn $50,000 or less annually. Proof of income required at visit.

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15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge is Rapidly Approaching

The Humane Society of Washington County’s 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park is rapidly approaching.  Participants and donations continue to grow and excitement is rising for the January 13th event. The year’s top event sponsors are VerStandig Broadcasting and Sharrett Subaru.

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Important Information about our Holiday Mailer

We learned the company that prints and distributes our direct mail has made significant errors on our holiday mailer. The piece that you may have recently received or will soon receive was mailed out much later than we had intended, and the name printed on the envelope does not correspond with the donor information contained in the letter.  On behalf of the direct mail company, we apologize for this mistake. Please be aware that they will re-issue a corrected holiday mailer, at no charge to the...

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