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HSWC Announces 12th Annual LuHowl

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will host the 12th Annual LuHowl fundraiser for homeless animals on Saturday, June 10th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Historic Milestone Farm in Williamsport, MD.  “We’re very excited about some unique and different things happening at LuHowl this year,” said Nikki Houser, Corporate Partnership and Event Manager. “In addition to our traditional silent auction, there will be a new live auction. Guests can also expect to see an authentic hula dancing...

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Attention: All Online Shopping Enthusiasts!

As you can imagine, it takes a lot to keep the shelter up and running! While we always need everyday items for the animals like food, leashes, toys and treats, we also depend on items that help our staff keep the shelter safe and clean like hand towels, trash bags, mops, gloves, and aprons. Now there's a way you can donate tried-and-true items that perfectly fit our needs, all from the comfort of your own home.

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HSWC Staff Member Deploys with ASPCA

Crista Kowalski knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. As a child, she was always told to become a veterinarian but she knew that wasn’t right for her. There had to be more options out there!

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The National Kitten Coalition Visits Hagerstown

Watch WHAG's segment on the National Kitten Coalition Workshop hosted at the HSWC! #ThanksToMaddie

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Tailwagger

Read the May 1, 2017 edition of the Tailwagger and learn all the exciting things happening during this year's Washington County Gives!

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HSWC Hosting Open House for Washington County Gives

The Humane Society of Washington County is participating in this year’s Washington County Gives event on May 2. To celebrate this 24-hour day of online giving, the HSWC is hosting an open house and free lunch sponsored by Shop ‘n Save on May 2 from 11 am – 1 pm. The public is invited to attend. Throughout the event, there will be raffle prizes awarded and freebies for those choosing to make a donation to the HSWC through the Washington County Gives website. The shelter is also offering $20 off...

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Stray dogs from Puerto Rico find new homes in Four-State

Watch this segment from WHAG on the adoption of two Puerto Rican dogs through the HSWC's participation in "Operation Breathing Room."

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Tailwagger

Read our April 15, 2017 edition of the Tailwagger to learn how YOU can help our shelter cats take a comfortable cat nap!

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Stray dogs from Puerto Rico hope to find homes in Washington County

Check out the Herald-Mail coverage of our participation in "Operation Breathing Room" and rescuing Puerto Rican dogs here!

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HSWC Receives Puerto Rican Dogs through "Operation Breathing Room"

The Humane Society of Washington County has received 13 Puerto Rican dogs as a participant in “Operation Breathing Room.” “Operation Breathing Room” is a program run by The Humane Society of the United States that helps to free up space in overcrowded shelters in Puerto Rico so more sustainable solutions to address the problem can be put into place. The island has over 300,000 stray dogs roaming the streets and a 90% euthanasia rate in most shelters.

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