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Animal Safety During Fireworks

With Independence Day celebrations sure to begin over the weekend, the Humane Society of Washington County would like to remind pet owners that fireworks can be a scary experience for their animals. Many animals, especially dogs, are frightened by loud noises and unfamiliar sounds. “People love fireworks, but pets don’t,” said Crystal Mowery, 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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GeoCat Contest

Where's Tom? During Maryland 2,000, the HSWC is hosting a special “GeoCat” competition, with a $250 cash prize for the winner.  

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HSWC Participating in Statewide Cat Adoption Event

16 Maryland Animal Shelters Combine Forces to Find Homes for Thousands of Unwanted Felines in the First-Ever Maryland 2,000 HAGERSTOWN —(June 29, 2017)—To save and find homes for the thousands of homeless cats and kittens in Hagerstown and all across Maryland, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is partnering  with 15 other shelters to participate in the first-ever Maryland 2,000 Saving Lives Across Maryland adoption event.

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HSWC Announces 12th Annual LuHowl

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will host the 12th Annual LuHowl fundraiser for homeless animals on Saturday, June 10th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Historic Milestone Farm in Williamsport, MD.  “We’re very excited about some unique and different things happening at LuHowl this year,” said Nikki Houser, Corporate Partnership and Event Manager. “In addition to our traditional silent auction, there will be a new live auction. Guests can also expect to see an authentic hula dancing...

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Attention: All Online Shopping Enthusiasts!

As you can imagine, it takes a lot to keep the shelter up and running! While we always need everyday items for the animals like food, leashes, toys and treats, we also depend on items that help our staff keep the shelter safe and clean like hand towels, trash bags, mops, gloves, and aprons. Now there's a way you can donate tried-and-true items that perfectly fit our needs, all from the comfort of your own home.

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HSWC Staff Member Deploys with ASPCA

Crista Kowalski knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. As a child, she was always told to become a veterinarian but she knew that wasn’t right for her. There had to be more options out there!

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The National Kitten Coalition Visits Hagerstown

Watch WHAG's segment on the National Kitten Coalition Workshop hosted at the HSWC! #ThanksToMaddie

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Read the May 1, 2017 edition of the Tailwagger and learn all the exciting things happening during this year's Washington County Gives!

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HSWC Hosting Open House for Washington County Gives

The Humane Society of Washington County is participating in this year’s Washington County Gives event on May 2. To celebrate this 24-hour day of online giving, the HSWC is hosting an open house and free lunch sponsored by Shop ‘n Save on May 2 from 11 am – 1 pm. The public is invited to attend. Throughout the event, there will be raffle prizes awarded and freebies for those choosing to make a donation to the HSWC through the Washington County Gives website. The shelter is also offering $20 off...

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Stray dogs from Puerto Rico find new homes in Four-State

Watch this segment from WHAG on the adoption of two Puerto Rican dogs through the HSWC's participation in "Operation Breathing Room."

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