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HSWC Investigation Results in Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

On October 30, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) received a frantic call from a citizen regarding a horrific act of animal cruelty. The citizen reported witnessing a man, who has been identified as Bobby Ray Moore of Hagerstown, Maryland, maliciously chasing a 15 week old kitten, grabbing it by its neck, placing it on the ground and repeatedly stomping it, leading to death. Moore then threw the kitten into a community trash dumpster. 

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HSWC Announces High Volume "TNR" Day

In celebration of National Feral Cat Day on October 16, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is proud to announce its first high volume TNR Clinic with a goal of spaying and neutering 35 community cats. This kick-off event is being generously funded by a private donor.

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HSWC Announces New Executive Director

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) announces that Ms. Colin Berry has accepted the position as the shelter’s new Executive Director. She will officially assume the role on September 19.

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HSWC Closed on Labor Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal during this day may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.

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HSWC Job Fair on Aug. 21, 2019

What: The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is hosting a job fair, where interested applicants can meet with department managers, learn more about open positions, and complete the first round job screening process. Why: With part time and full time positions available in Customer Service (Adoptions & Receiving), Field Services, Animal Care and the Veterinary Center, there are many exciting opportunities for local job seekers who are interested in a career with animals! Cost: Free

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Pooch Plunges

Your dogs have been waiting all summer for the Pooch Plunge, and it's their turn for some fun in the sun! Admission is $5 per dog and people by donations.

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HSWC Shares Tips on Animal Safety in Hot Weather

With the summer months in full swing, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) wants to remind pet owners that hot weather poses a dangerous threat to animals, as well as provide tips for what to do when temperatures soar.

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HSWC Closed July 4th

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a sick, injured or aggressive animal during this day may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577. We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5th.

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Pet Safety During Fireworks

With Independence Day celebrations approaching, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) would like to remind pet owners that fireworks can be a scary experience for animals. Many animals are frightened by loud noises and unfamiliar sounds. “People love fireworks, but pets don’t,” said Crystal Mowery, Interim Co-Executive Director and Field Services Director. “Many shelters see an increase in lost pets over the holiday. We hope we can prevent that from happening by reminding people to...

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HSWC Participating in Third Annual State-wide Cat Adoption Event

To save and find homes for the thousands of homeless cats and kittens in Washington County and all across Maryland, Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is teaming up with 20 other shelters in the state to participate in the third annual Maryland 2,000 Saving Lives Across Maryland adoption event. Beginning July 1st through July 31st, HSWC and the participating shelters will be waiving adoption fees for felines with the collective goal of finding homes for at least 2,000 unwanted cats and...

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