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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

With the arrival of the Halloween season, the Humane Society of Washington County is offering these Pet Safety Tips courtesy of the ASPCA.

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HSWC Sets Precedent in Animal Cruelty Case

On Monday, October 24th, Joseph Bowers, Jr. was found guilty of 37 counts of animal cruelty by Judge Mark Thomas in the Washington County District Court. Bowers had been charged by the Humane Society of Washington County. HSWC Field Service Officers seized two horses belonging to Bowers on January 22nd of this year. At the time, he was charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty for failure to provide food, water, veterinary care, and causing unnecessary pain and suffering.

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Halloween Adoption Special!

The Humane Society of Washington County is running a holiday adoption special through the end of this month. From now until Halloween (October 31st), adopters who bring a ‘treat’ for HSWC shelter pets will pay no adoption fee for cats, dogs, or small mammals. Shelter treats can include dog and cat toys, soft treats, bedding, cat litter, canned food, KMR (kitten milk replacer), paper towels and bleach. The HSWC wish list can be viewed at  

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Skate to Save Lives supports animal foster care

Click here for the Herald-Mail scoop on our Skate to Save Lives event benefitting the HSWC Foster Care program!

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Humane Society of Washington County marks 95th birthday with 1920s gala

Check out a few preview pictures from our Roaring Twenties gala!

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HSWC Tailwagger

Click here to read our October 15, 2016 edition of the Tailwagger! It features the story of a special needs pup with a very special adopter and lots of Roaring Twenties gala excitement! Plus we ask you to vote for us to win the Community Foundation of Washington County's People's Choice Nonprofit Award!

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HSWC Nominated for Community Foundation Award

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) was recently nominated for the new Community Foundation of Washington County’s People’s Choice Nonprofit Award.    The shelter was nominated along with two other county nonprofit agencies. The award is a true ‘People’s Choice’ award, with winners being chosen through online voting. The winner of the award will receive a $5,000 endowment at the Foundation.

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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!

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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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