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Dogs Transferred In Preparation For Hurricane Matthew

In preparation for Hurricane Matthew, shelters in the south needed to empty their adoption floors to make room for more animals that were sure to be displaced as a result of the storm. We worked with the Humane Society of the United States to transfer dogs to our shelter from Charleston, SC. For more information, check out the stories below featured on WHAG and Herald-Mail. And thank you to everyone for your support.

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WHAG Features Lives Saved

We are thrilled that the number of animals being euthanized in our shelter is historically down since 2009, all while the numbers of lives saved are steadily rising. Please watch this segment that aired on WHAG about our life-saving numbers! http://www.your4state.com/news/maryland/local-humane-society-increases-lives-saved

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HSWC Performance Indicators as of September 2016

Take a look at our statistics from January through September 2016. We are so excited about these numbers!

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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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