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Keep Pets Inside During Extreme Weather

All pets should be brought inside during extreme weather conditions like those we are currently experiencing.  If this is not possible, animals must have access to both proper shelter and unfrozen water at all times.  Proper shelter is defined as dry and containing adequate bedding (such as straw) and a windbreak.  The shelter must also allow the animal to stand up and turn around but not be so large that the animal cannot maintain normal body temperature. 

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Kelly Tracey Named as Distinguished Volunteer

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is pleased to announce that shelter board member, Kelly Tracey, was named HSWC’s Distinguished Volunteer in celebration of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) National Philanthropy Day.

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Polar Bear Plunge is Just One Week Away!

The Humane Society of Washington County’s 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park is rapidly approaching.  The number of participants and donations continue to grow and excitement is rising for the January 12th event. The year’s top event sponsors are VerStandig Broadcasting, WDVM, Mountain View Animal Emergency, and Middletown Valley Bank.

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HSWC Holiday Hours

The Humane Society of Washington County will have adjusted hours for the holidays.  On Monday, December 24th we will be open from 10 am - 1 pm. We are closed on Christmas Day. On Monday, December 31st we will be open from 10 am - 1 pm. We are closed on New Year's Day.   Please note that there will not be Nap Time on December 24th or 31st, so the adoption floors will be open to the public during the entirety of our operating hours on those days.

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FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

Stay in the know for the safety of your pets! The FDA recently alerted pet owners of potentially toxic levels of Vitamin D in some dry pet foods. Learn more here.

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HSWC GEARS UP FOR 16TH ANNUAL POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be holding its 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Registration for the event is now open and excitement is rising.  The year’s top event sponsor is VerStandig Broadcasting, followed by Mountain View Animal Emergency and Middletown Valley Bank, among others. A complete, up-to-date list of sponsors is available on the Polar Bear Plunge registration site. Opportunities are still available.

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HSWC Closing at 4 PM on Dec. 7

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closing at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018. Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a stray or unowned animal after this time may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.  We will reopen at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 8th. Thank you!

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HSWC CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving 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 Friday, November 23. We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, friends, and pets!

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HSWC Closed on Nov. 15

For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and friends in the community, we have decided to remain closed to the public today due to the weather. We plan to reopen Friday, November 16th at 10 am. Stay safe!

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HSWC TO HOST ADOPTION EVENT AND PET PHOTO WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER WITH SHARRETT SUBARU

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be partnering with Sharrett Subaru for the 5th Annual Adoption Event and Pet Photo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will be held at Sharrett Subaru, 10310 Auto Place, Hagerstown. This year, adoption fees for cats are waived thanks to a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®). Dog adoption fees will vary.  

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