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HSWC Aids in Hurricane Florence Relief

In preparation for Hurricane Florence, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has accepted 6 dogs and 10 cats from the Portsmouth Humane Society in Virginia. The animals arrived in Hagerstown late Tuesday night. The cats are currently available for adoption and the dogs are expected to be available for adoption by Saturday.

“By proactively moving animals to HSWC before disaster strikes, there will be more room in the Portsmouth shelter to care for dogs and cats displaced by the hurricane,” said Kim Jones, Director of Volunteers and Animal Initiatives. “We are thankful HSWC has the ability to offer relief in emergent situations like this.”

HSWC collaborated with The Humane Society of the United States for the transport of these animals.

Available animals, including those from Virginia, are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and up-to-date on worm and flea preventatives prior to being placed up for adoption. The HSWC also provides adopters with a complimentary health visit at a participating veterinarian, as well as an option for 30 days of free health insurance for their new family member. These services are valued at more than $450.