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UPDATE: Thanks to your generous support, we raised $6,173 this #GivingTuesday!! Peanut was found wandering the streets alone. Her unkempt, matted coat was infested with fleas. Her overgrown toenails curled into the shape of a C. And most of her teeth were decayed. At just 3 tiny pounds, she was vulnerable to everything around her. That is until...read more.

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HSWC Closed on Thanksgiving

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. 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, November 29th.

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HSWC To Host Adoption Event & Pet Photo with Santa Fundraiser with Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be partnering with Sheehy Subaru Hagerstown for the 6th Annual “Share the Love” Adoption Event and Pet Photo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will be held at Sheehy Subaru, 10310 Auto Place, Hagerstown. This year, adoption fees for cats are waived thanks to a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®). Dog adoption fees are $50. These discounted adoption rates...

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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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