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HSWC Shows Unprecedented Success in 2016

We're thrilled with our lifesaving statistics from 2016. Be sure to view the WHAG news story on these numbers here, or you can read the Herald-Mail story here!

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Statistics Show HSWC Had Successful Year in 2016

The Humane Society of Washington County has released its data from 2016 and revealed its most successful year to date. Live Outcomes for 2016 was 4,942 animals, a 236% increase compared to 2009. The HSWC attributes this accomplishment to innovative programs that challenge traditional animal welfare beliefs. An example of this is the “Traveling Fosters” Adoption Ambassadors program.

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Hundreds Take the Plunge for Humane Society

Click here to read the article from the Herald-Mail about our 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! There are some great pictures and a GoPro video of AJ Silver from 104.7 WAYZ plunging into the water too! 

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Fresh Legs for Dinky - How You Can Help!

We'd like to tell you about a very special cat with hopes that you can help. Dinky is a black short-haired eight-month old kitty who appeared in the shelter’s backyard shortly before Thanksgiving. Our Dispatcher is a fierce advocate for cats, especially those who are feral or free-roaming, and she trapped Dinky to have him neutered and ear-tipped.  Her plan was to return him to our yard and let him live out his life under our watchful eye. 

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HSWC Performance Indicators through December 2016

We are very excited about our 2016 life-saving numbers. We saw wonderful improvements from previous years!   HSWC Live Release Rates  

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14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge is Rapidly Approaching

The 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park on January 14th is rapidly approaching.  Participants and donations continue to grow and excitement is rising. The event, sponsored by VerStandig Broadcasting, is already seeing a record-breaking number of participants.

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Adjusted Holiday Hours

The HSWC will have shortened hours over the holidays. December 24th     10 am - 1 pmDecember 25th     ClosedDecember 26th     Closed December 31st     10 am - 1 pmJanuary 1st           ClosedJanuary 2nd          Closed

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Making Sure Pets Adopted Around the Holidays Get a "Forever Home"

Check out this story, aired on WHAG, encouraging responsible pet ownership! Click here to watch.

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Click here to read our December 15, 2016 edition of the Tailwagger. There is a link to a video shown at our Roaring Twenties gala that is sure to give you goosebumps, and a reminder to register for the quickly-approaching Polar Bear Plunge!

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