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The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be partnering with Sharrett Subaru for the 5th Annual Adoption Event and Pet Photo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 17th from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will be held at Sharrett 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 will vary.  

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Hope Officially Adopted by Foster Family

Nearly 3 months after she was found abandoned behind the Hagerstown Target, the puppy named Hope has been formally adopted by her foster family through the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC).

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Polar Bear Plunge 2019 Logo Contest

Want to become part of the Humane Society of Washington County’s largest fundraiser?  Now is your chance to show your talent!  We are looking for a new logo for HSWC’s 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge and we need your help!  The artist of the winning logo will receive a Polar Bear Plunge t-shirt with the new logo, their name or business logo printed on the back of the t-shirt, and have their work on display at the event, on our website and on our Facebook page.  That’s pretty exciting!  The winner...

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New Schedule for Distribution of Public Assistance Vouchers

Effective Monday, September 17, 2018 HSWC's distribution of public assistance vouchers will be limited to the following days and times: Monday 10 am - 6 pmWednesday 1 pm - 6 pmSaturday 10 am - 12 pm To learn more about the types of public assistance offered by HSWC, please go here.

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HSWC Aids in Hurricane Florence Relief

In preparation for Hurricane Florence, the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has accepted 6 dogs and 10 cats from the Portsmouth Humane Society in Virginia. The animals arrived in Hagerstown late Tuesday night. The cats are currently available for adoption and the dogs are expected to be available for adoption by Saturday.

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15th Annual Pooch Plunge

We were expecting to get wet, but not THIS wet! Due to a stormy forecast, the Pooch Plunge at Marty Snook Pool will NOT take place. Stay tuned early this week to see if we are able to reschedule it! Stay dry, friends!   What: The Pooch Plunge gives dogs a chance to enjoy a dip in the pool as summer comes to an end! Why: Raise funds to help animals in need at the Humane Society of Washington County Corporate Sponsor: Hearty Pet

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HSWC Closed on Labor Day

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a stray or unowned animal during this day may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 4. 

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Clear the Shelters is August 18

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will once again join NBC4 to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters. This nationwide pet adoption drive will be held at HSWC on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am to 6 pm. During this event the adoption fees will be waived for every adoptable animal in the shelter.

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Reward Offered for Information on Cat Shot with Bow and Arrow

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is offering up to a $500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of a cat with an arrow in Hagerstown.

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