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HSWC GEARS UP FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

The Humane Society of Washington County will be holding the 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park on Saturday, January 14, 2017. “This is our biggest event of the year and we hope it continues to grow,” said HSWC Corporate Partnership and Events Coordinator Nikki Houser.  “It’s a family-friendly, memorable event. You don’t easily forget freezing your fur off for the animals by plunging into Greenbrier Lake.” There will be prizes awarded for the largest team, the most money...

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HSWC Tailwagger

Read our November 15, 2016 edition of the Tailwagger where we talk about what we're most thankful for.

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Community Foundation of Washington County salutes 'unsung heroes'

The HSWC was the proud recipient of the Community Foundation of Washington County's inaugural People's Choice Non-Profit Organization award!    http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/community-foundation-of-washin... http://www.your4state.com/news/maryland/humane-soceity-honored-by-commun...

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HSWC Announces Pet Photos with Santa Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be holding the 2nd Annual Pet Photo with Santa fundraiser at the HSWC on Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am to 3 pm. “This was such a fun event last year,” said Development Director Addie Nardi.  “Santa and Mrs. Claus were so excited to come back and do it again and pictures will be ready just in time for the holidays!”

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HSWC Announces Adoption Event with Sharrett Subaru

The Humane Society of Washington County will be partnering with Sharrett Subaru for the 3rd Annual Adoption Event and Pet Photo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 19th from 11 am to 4 pm. “Sharrett Subaru is proud to again partner with the Humane Society of Washington County for our third adoption event,” said Administrative and Marketing Assistant Letti Palmer.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to support the work they do in the community.”

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HSWC Performance Indicators as of October 2016

Here are our statistics through October 2016. We're very excited about these life-saving numbers!

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HSWC Tailwagger

Read our November 1, 2016 edition of the Tailwagger featuring Sam and how a H.E.L.P. voucher saved his life. Click here!

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

With the arrival of the Halloween season, the Humane Society of Washington County is offering these Pet Safety Tips courtesy of the ASPCA.

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HSWC Sets Precedent in Animal Cruelty Case

On Monday, October 24th, Joseph Bowers, Jr. was found guilty of 37 counts of animal cruelty by Judge Mark Thomas in the Washington County District Court. Bowers had been charged by the Humane Society of Washington County. HSWC Field Service Officers seized two horses belonging to Bowers on January 22nd of this year. At the time, he was charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty for failure to provide food, water, veterinary care, and causing unnecessary pain and suffering.

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Halloween Adoption Special!

The Humane Society of Washington County is running a holiday adoption special through the end of this month. From now until Halloween (October 31st), adopters who bring a ‘treat’ for HSWC shelter pets will pay no adoption fee for cats, dogs, or small mammals. Shelter treats can include dog and cat toys, soft treats, bedding, cat litter, canned food, KMR (kitten milk replacer), paper towels and bleach. The HSWC wish list can be viewed at hswcmd.org.  

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