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COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE 5/17/20

COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE

As Maryland enters Phase 1 of reopening, we would like to give an update on how we are moving forward with the gradual process of returning our operations to how they were pre-Coronavirus outbreak. Procedure modifications will occur as follows beginning on Monday, May 18: • We will continue to accept stray animals at the facility Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

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COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE 3/23/20

COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE

Based on the executive order from Governor Hogan this morning, HSWC will be temporarily modifying some of our programs and services. Adoptions will close at 5 pm today. Don’t worry though! Essential staff will still be onsite making sure the animals are well cared for every single day. In addition, our Field Services Officers will be operating under modified restrictions and will only respond to calls involving: - Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS assistance - Sick, injured or aggressive animals -...

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COVID-19 Shelter Update 3/18/20

Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to take an additional step to protect our staff, volunteers, and the public during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, March 18, adoptions will be by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting an animal, please call the shelter at 301-733-2060 and ask to speak to a staff member in Customer Service. In addition to making an appointment during our normal business hours, you will have an opportunity to talk to staff beforehand...

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COVID-19: Shelter Update 3/16/20

During this time of uncertainty, we want to assure you that HSWC is closely monitoring the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) recommended guidelines related to COVID-19 and that we are following their guidance to protect our staff, volunteers, and the public while still focusing on high quality care for our animals. Recommendations continue to evolve, and as a result, we are making shelter operation decisions on a daily basis. HSWC remains operational, but out of caution, we are implementing...

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Wellness Clinics Restart Date TBD

Due to COVID-19, stay tuned for an update on when HSWC's Wellness Clinics will resume.

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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 on Memorial Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 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 26. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

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HSWC's Pooch Plunges Featured in Animal Sheltering Magazine

HSWC is thrilled that our Pooch Plunge fundraiser was featured in the Winter 2019-2020 issue of Animal Sheltering magazine! Check out the article and plan to join us at the end of summer for a fun swim with your pups!

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Dogs Rescued from South Korean Dog Meat Trade Available for Adoption at HSWC

Last week, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) accepted fourteen dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in South Korea by Humane Society International (HSI). Many of the dogs, including a mother and her puppies, were rescued from the Gupo dog meat market, while others were rescued from the 15th Farm. Three of the dogs, including a Jindo mix puppy and an adult Miniature Poodle mix, are available for adoption at HSWC today, while the remaining puppies and small breed dogs will be...

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