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15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge is Rapidly Approaching

The Humane Society of Washington County’s 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park is rapidly approaching.  Participants and donations continue to grow and excitement is rising for the January 13th event. The year’s top event sponsors are VerStandig Broadcasting and Sharrett Subaru.

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Important Information about our Holiday Mailer

We learned the company that prints and distributes our direct mail has made significant errors on our holiday mailer. The piece that you may have recently received or will soon receive was mailed out much later than we had intended, and the name printed on the envelope does not correspond with the donor information contained in the letter.  On behalf of the direct mail company, we apologize for this mistake. Please be aware that they will re-issue a corrected holiday mailer, at no charge to the...

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HSWC Closing Early on Friday, Dec. 15

The HSWC will be closing at 4 pm on Friday, December 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience! If you experience an animal emergency after 4 pm, please call 301-790-7577. The shelter will reopen on Saturday, December 16th at 10 am.

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HSWC Waives Fees for Cats to Go Home for the Holidays

The Humane Society of Washington County is waiving cat and kitten adoption fees for the remainder of the year in an effort to send all shelter felines “home for the holidays.” Cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived through December 31st. “It breaks my heart to think of these beautiful animals without families of their own during the holiday,” said Kat Cornell, Director of Operations and Adoption Center. “We love the cats in our care, but a shelter is not a home.  Please consider adoption...

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HSWC Gears Up for 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be holding the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Greenbrier State Park on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Participants will plunge into the frigid waters of Greenbrier Lake at noon sharp. “We’re thrilled to have reached our 15th plunge and hope this will be our biggest year yet,” said Colin Berry, Development Director.  “We hope the community will join us for this unique, memorable event that makes a huge impact for the animals in our shelter.”  

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HSWC Invites Local Community to Give Thanks with Pet Food Drive

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) has announced its first Give Thanks Community Pet Food Drive. Pet food donations will be collected at the HSWC for needy pets in the community from Wednesday, November 15 – Friday, November 24.

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HSWC Announces Pet Photos with Santa Day

Santa is fully booked! We are no longer accepting appointments. Thank you! The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser at the HSWC on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm. “Santa Claus is coming to Hagerstown and he can’t wait to meet your pet,” said Noel Fridgen, Marketing Coordinator. “This event is always fun, and photos will be available just in time for the holidays!”

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HSWC to Host Fee-Waived Adoption Event and Pet Photo Fundraiser with Sharrett Subaru

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) will be partnering with Sharrett Subaru for the 4th Annual Adoption Event and Pet Photo Fundraiser on Saturday, November 18th from 11 am to 4 pm. The event will be held at Sharrett Subaru, 10310 Auto Place, Hagerstown. This year, adoption fees are waived thanks to a generous grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) and Subaru.

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Remember Titan?

We first told you Titan's story in May. As the chill in the air reminds us that November is here, we thought it was the perfect time to say thanks.  This is Titan's story now. We thank you for giving him, and so many other animals, a chance.

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HSWC Celebrates Halloween With No Tricks, Just Treats

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is celebrating Halloween with waived adoption fees for dogs and cats on Tuesday, October 31. The dog adoption fees are being sponsored by Uniting to Save Animals: U2SA. "Uniting to Save Animals partners with the HSWC as well as with other organizations to save lives,” said Kim Jones, Director of Volunteers and Animal Initiatives. “Our partnership with them has been invaluable and our hope for Tuesday is to find shelter animals forever homes, so we...

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