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HSWC Receives Puerto Rican Dogs through "Operation Breathing Room"

The Humane Society of Washington County has received 13 Puerto Rican dogs as a participant in “Operation Breathing Room.” “Operation Breathing Room” is a program run by The Humane Society of the United States that helps to free up space in overcrowded shelters in Puerto Rico so more sustainable solutions to address the problem can be put into place. The island has over 300,000 stray dogs roaming the streets and a 90% euthanasia rate in most shelters.

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HSWC Hosting Kitten Baby Shower

It's time to kick off kitten season! Watch the WHAG story about our Kitten Shower Kick-Off Party here. All are invited to attend!

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National Kitten Coalition to Host Workshop at HSWC

The National Kitten Coalition will be hosting a workshop on the basic care and feeding of bottle baby kittens at the Humane Society of Washington County on Wednesday, May 3rd from 10 am – noon. This workshop, which is open to the public, animal shelters, and rescues, will teach the proper care, health assessment, and feeding of bottle baby kittens including common concerns about a single kitten or combining kittens, as well as information on cleaning and necessary supplies.

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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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