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HSWC Tailwagger

Click here to read our October 1, 2016 edition of the Tailwagger. It features one family's silver lining after they put their beloved dog to sleep. 

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HSWC TO CLOSE SEPTEMBER 28

The Humane Society of Washington County will be closed on Wednesday, September 28th for staff continuing education. The shelter will resume normal business operations on Thursday, September 29th.  Anyone experiencing an animal emergency regarding a stray or unowned animal during this day may call our emergency number at 301-790-7577.  Wednesday’s session, Trauma Exposure Response and Resiliency, will give the shelter’s dedicated staff the tools to continue to be effective in the long-term...

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HSWC Tailwagger

Click here to read our September 15, 2016 edition of the Tailwagger. It features the story of Rugar, who was strong but sweet, and recaps our Pooch Plunge!

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HSWC Pooch Plunge Held Rain or Shine Tonight

The HSWC Pooch Plunge at Claude M. Potterfield Pool will be held rain or shine tonight! The event will only be cancelled if there is thunder the lightning in the vicinity. For updates, please visit the HSWC Facebook page.  

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HSWC Performance Indicators as of August 2016

Take a look at our statistics from January through August of 2016! We are beyond thrilled with the increase in the number of lives saved!

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THE HSWC IS READY TO MAKE A SPLASH WITH 13TH ANNUAL POOCH PLUNGE

The Humane Society of Washington County will be hosting two Pooch Plunges next month, marking the 13th year for these events. The first plunge will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at Claude M. Potterfield Pool in Hagerstown, with the second occurring on Monday, September 12 at Marty Snook Pool in Hagerstown.

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HSWC Celebrates 95 Years with Roaring Twenties Gala

  The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. Because the shelter opened in 1921 at the cusp of such a historical decade, they are hosting a “Roaring Twenties” themed gala on October 22.

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HSWC Tailwagger

Click here to read the latest HSWC Tailwagger. The August 15th edition features the story of Mighty Marty, a special kitten with difficult obstacles to overcome.

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HSWC HAS RECORD BREAKING ADOPTION RATES IN JULY

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) released the July 2016 adoption statistics this week, showcasing a record-breaking month for the shelter. The HSWC adopted a total of 392 animals into permanent homes.

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Waived Cat Fees Until August 31

Leave behind the dog days of summer and "fall" in love with a cuddly cat! All felines have a waived adoption fee throughout the entire month of August! That's right... all of our cats, regardless of age, can go home for FREE until August 31st. We have many beautiful and friendly cats who are in need of a loving home! All cats have been altered, microchipped, and are up-to-date on their shots. You can't beat that! If you are looking for a furry friend, now is the time!

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