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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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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 Announces High Volume "TNR" Day

In celebration of National Feral Cat Day on October 16, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is proud to announce its first high volume TNR Clinic with a goal of spaying and neutering 35 community cats. This kick-off event is being generously funded by a private donor.

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HSWC Announces New Executive Director

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) announces that Ms. Colin Berry has accepted the position as the shelter’s new Executive Director. She will officially assume the role on September 19.

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HSWC Closed on Labor Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor 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 Tuesday, September 3rd.

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HSWC Job Fair on Aug. 21, 2019

What: The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is hosting a job fair, where interested applicants can meet with department managers, learn more about open positions, and complete the first round job screening process. Why: With part time and full time positions available in Customer Service (Adoptions & Receiving), Field Services, Animal Care and the Veterinary Center, there are many exciting opportunities for local job seekers who are interested in a career with animals! Cost: Free

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Pooch Plunges

Your dogs have been waiting all summer for the Pooch Plunge, and it's their turn for some fun in the sun! Admission is $5 per dog and people by donations.

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HSWC Shares Tips on Animal Safety in Hot Weather

With the summer months in full swing, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) wants to remind pet owners that hot weather poses a dangerous threat to animals, as well as provide tips for what to do when temperatures soar.

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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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