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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

COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE

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

COVID-19 SHELTER UPDATE

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 Restarting April 22, 2020

The Wellness Clinics will be restarting on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. They will be held one Wednesday per month:March 25 - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 safety concernsApril 22May 20June 17July 15August 12September 2October 7November 4December 2 Cats only will be serviced from 9:30-12:30 PM.Dogs only will be serviced from 2:00-5:00 PM.

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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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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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"Meet Your Purrfect Match" Speed Dating Cat Adoption Event

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special “Meet Your Purrfect Match” Speed Dating Feline Adoption Event, which includes $14 adoption fees for cats on Friday, February 14 from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 6 pm.

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Reading to Dogs Program

Our Reading to Dogs Program is beneficial for both shy readers and our shelter dogs! Please sign up for an orientation. After you've attended the class, you can come at a time it's convenient for you to read to the dogs! Please note that our adoption floor can be noisy with lots of barking, so this may not be a good fit for children who do not like loud noises! Please go here to sign up for 3rd-8th grade Reading to Dogs orientation: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4fafab2ca6f94-reading

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HSWC Closing at 3 pm on January 7, 2020

The shelter will be closing early at 3:00 pm today due to the weather. Please be safe! Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal when the shelter is closed may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.

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Polar Bear Plunge On January 11, 2020

The Humane Society of Washington County’s 17th 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 11th event. The year’s top event sponsors are VerStandig Broadcasting, M.S. Johnston, Hagerstown Honda, and Mountain View Animal Emergency.

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