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Shelter launches holiday adoption program

December 04, 2008

The third annual Home 4 the Holidays, a campaign to promote the adoption of shelter animals this holiday season, is under way at the Humane Society of Washington County.

In an effort to attract attention to the animals available for adoption, the shelter is joining forces with Washington County Public Schools, Washington County businesses, Antietam Cable Television, Longmeadow Animal Hospital, 4-Legged Friends Pet Services, Iams Pet Foods and the Helen Woodward Animal Center to promote shelter animal adoptions.

The offices of WCPS have requested 50 giant stockings and JoAnne Knode's South Hagerstown High School Future Business Leaders of America students have requested 70 stockings.

Thanks to the response from the WCPS students and the community, each pet that was adopted from the shelter over the holiday went home with a stocking stuffed with goodies and treats. In addition, a record number of pets were adopted during the 2007 holiday season and the bar has been set even higher this year. Student's involvement in this program is optional.

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Anyone interested in participating in the Home 4 the Holidays adoption campaign, call Katherine Cooker at 301-733-2060, ext. 237. Visit the Humane Society of Washington County from 10 a.m. until closing, Monday through Saturday. Directions and additional information are available online at www.hswcmd.org.

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