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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.

“There’s no better way to celebrate this holiday than to find your ‘true love’ in a shelter pet,” said Rebecca Moore, Community Engagement Supervisor. “By lowering adoption fees to $14 and offering a fun, interactive way to meet adoptable cats in our care, we hope more families will be able to give the gift of love to a cat this Valentine’s Day and beyond!”

Upon entrance to the free event in HSWC’s Veterinary Center, interested adopters will be given a “Meet Your Match” questionnaire. Available cats will be grouped by personality type, and HSWC’s experienced matchmakers will recommend which cats are a potential “purrfect match” based on the questionnaire findings. Guests can spend time getting to know the cats, and champagne flutes filled with small appetizers of wet cat food and tuna will be available to feed the cats during their date. If a love connection is made, HSWC’s cupids will make the relationship “official” and facilitate the adoption using regular adoption procedures.

Pictures of all adoptable animals can be found on the shelter website ( Adoptable animals have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated according to age, and given worm and flea preventatives prior to being placed up for adoption. 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. All adopted animals will go home with a small bag of Purina One pet food.

Adopters must purchase a $5 cardboard carrier or bring their own cat carrier to escort their furry valentine home.

The HSWC is located at 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, and will be open from 10 am – 6 pm on Friday, February 14. Along with the adoption floors, the “Meet Your Purrfect Match” Speed Dating Event will temporarily close from noon – 1 pm for Nap Time.