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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 July 4th

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. 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, July 5th.

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Pet Safety During Fireworks

With Independence Day celebrations approaching, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) would like to remind pet owners that fireworks can be a scary experience for animals. Many animals are frightened by loud noises and unfamiliar sounds. “People love fireworks, but pets don’t,” said Crystal Mowery, Interim Co-Executive Director and 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...

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HSWC Participating in Third Annual State-wide Cat Adoption Event

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 20 other shelters in the state to participate in the third 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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Wellness Clinics

To qualify, individuals must reside in Washington County and earn $50,000 or less annually.  Until further notice, Wellness Clinics are only offered in the afternoon from 2-5 pm. Thank you for understanding! No appointments necessary. First come, first served. Last exam taken 30 minutes prior to ending time. All cats MUST be in a carrier. All dogs MUST be on a leash. Questions? Please call 301-733-2060.  

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HSWC Announces Dates for 2019 Low Cost Rabies Clinics

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has announced dates for the 2019 Washington County Low Cost Rabies Vaccination, Microchip and Licensing Clinics. The clinics, two offsite and one at HSWC, provide an important service to the community by offering an opportunity for area residents to protect their animals against a highly infectious and dangerous disease. These clinics help further HSWC’s mission of encouraging responsible pet guardianship of animals that already have a loving home.

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HSWC ANNOUNCES 14TH ANNUAL LUHOWL

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will host the 14th Annual LuHowl fundraising auction on Saturday, June 15th from 5 pm to 9 pm at Historic Milestone Farm in Williamsport, MD.  

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HSWC Closed on Memorial Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 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 28.

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Humane Society of Washington County Announces Resignation of Kimberley Intino

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) announces that Kimberley Intino has resigned from her position as President/CEO following just over 5 years of service.  During her tenure, Ms. Intino assisted in the development and opening of a 6,800 square foot Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic and the introduction of numerous life-saving programs.  

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HSWC To Host 3rd Annual Kitten Shower

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is hosting its third annual month-long “kitten shower” (a play on the traditional baby shower) to prepare for the fast approaching newborn kitten season. Through the end of April, the community is invited to bring donations to the shelter to help care for this year’s incoming kittens. The most urgently needed donations are KMR powder or liquid kitten milk replacer, Yesterday’s News kitty litter, Purina Pro Plan dry kitten food and Purina Pro Plan...

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