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Our April 1, 2017 edition of the Tailwagger is no April Fool's Joke. We really need beds! Click here to read how you can give the gift of comfort to shelter animals.

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HSWC to Host Kitten Baby Shower

The Humane Society of Washington County will host a “kitten baby shower” to prepare for the fast approaching baby season.

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Thanks to support from people like you, homeless animals in the South found their forever homes right here in Washington County. Read more in our March 15, 2017 Tailwagger.

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Prepping Paws Before the Storm

Click here to watch a segment from WHAG about how to prepare your pets for harsh winter weather like Washington County experienced overnight.

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Due to pending inclement weather conditions, the Humane Society of Washington County will open at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14th and remain open until 6:00 pm. In the event that weather conditions remain severe at 1:00 pm, the shelter may close for the remainder of the day. Please reference the HSWC website,, or Facebook page for updates. Anyone experiencing an emergency regarding a stray animal that is sick, injured, or threatening public safety, or an animal suffering from abuse or...

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HSWC Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with "Lucky" Adoption Discounts

The Humane Society of Washington County is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a pot of gold and is giving adopters the chance to test their luck. Throughout the week of March 13th – 17th, all adopters can choose from the HSWC’s “You’re in Luck” pot of gold coins. Each coin will be marked with a different percentage discount for the adoption fee.

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HSWC Performance Indicators through February 2017

We're excited about our promising numbers as 2017 gets under way!

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HSWC Featured in Animal Sheltering Magazine

We're so thrilled to have our Traveling Fosters program highlighted in the Spring 2017 issue of Animal Sheltering magazine!!  If you'd like to view the PDF of the entire magazine, you can find the excellent article titled "In Fosters We Trust" on page 36. 

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HSWC Seizes Opportunities for Special National Training

Four HSWC staff members have received educational support from local and national sponsors that they will bring back to our animal shelter and community.  Michael Cestero, Animal Admissions Supervisor, was awarded a scholarship from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to attend the HSUS Animal Care Expo in Florida, and Lisa Jacobs, Feline Health & Behavior Coordinator, will attend the same conference thanks to a generous airfare sponsorship from a long-time...

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