Each year, local animal shelters, including the Humane Society of Washington County, care for thousands of unwanted pets.
On Friday, Sept. 20, the U.S. Postal Service will release the country's first stamps dedicated to raising the awareness of the health, behavioral and societal benefits of spaying and neutering. The stamps feature Kirby the puppy and Samantha the kitten. Both pets were adopted from animal shelters and neutered or spayed.
The Humane Society of Washington County is planning something special for this occasion. An open house will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A representative from the Hagerstown Post Office will be on hand to sell the stamps on an envelope with a special cancellation.Tracie Harris, a registered veterinary technician, will be available to answer questions. Educational materials will be displayed in the humane education room and refreshments will be served.