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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2011
Dogs and cats brought into the Berkeley County Humane Society often stay for months waiting to be adopted, but from now on they will enjoy modern, comfortable surroundings. The humane society on Sunday dedicated its newly renovated facility at 554 Charles Town Road, a two-year project that cost upwards of $500,000, said Shari Persad, president of the agency’s board of directors. After the ribbon cutting, about 50 guests and visitors toured the building. Key features are the $180,000 Evelyn Kilmer Spay-Neuter Clinic and the new $167,000 Alfred McKittrick dog kennnel.
NEWS
September 4, 2010
The Meadows Original Frozen Custard of Hagerstown's fourth annual 50s-Style Freeze fundraiser Aug. 21 was a success, officials said. A percentage of sales and donations were collected for the Humane Society of Washington County. With adoptable animals on-site, two were taken and both now have applications on them. Approximately 150 to 200 customers participated in the event and between $200 and $250 was raised for the animal shelter. Approximately 40 animals from the community came to the event.
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Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | June 30, 2011
Due to an increased intake of cats, kittens and dogs, the Humane Society of Washington County is once again experiencing a shortage of supplies and is asking the public for assistance. The shelter is in need of Yesterday’s News cat litter and Pedigree adult dog chow. A marked increase in the number of pets brought to the shelter has resulted in the shortages. From June 1 to date, the shelter has received 596 animals, 91 more animals than the same period last month. Anyone wishing to donate supplies is welcome to take them to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.
LIFESTYLE
August 30, 2012
The ninth annual Pooch Plunge Aug. 22 at Claude M. Potterfield Pool in Hagerstown raised $650 for the Humane Society of Washington County. The event, hosted by the humane society and the city of Hagerstown's Parks and Recreation Department, drew 90 dogs and 125 handlers. “This event enhances the human canine bond while also helping raise funds for homeless and at risk animals in Washington County,” said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter. Sandra Smith from Spring Mills Veterinary Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., was in attendance for the duration of the event.  “This is always such an enjoyable evening,” she said.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter will hold “Howl to Heal,” a dog walk in memory of John Hepfer Jr., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Hawthorne Arena at Wilson College. Participants are asked to get sponsors to raise money for the shelter's Second Chance Fund for animals who need special attention or vet care. Hepfer was an employee and volunteer at the shelter who passed away unexpectedly last year. Individuals may participate for a $5 registration fee or groups can walk for $20 registration.
NEWS
September 4, 2010
The Department of Social Services Child Support Unit recently held a collection project to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. Employees Nicole Putman, Marcia Williams and Marilyn Eavey delivered a variety of items to the shelter. "Each month the Department of Social Services Child Support Unit chooses a charity to do a project for," Putman said. "This particular month everyone chose the Humane Society. " More than 30 employees participated in the project during May and delivered the numerous items at the end of June.
EDUCATION
March 7, 2011
On Feb. 18, Jordan Row, president of the student council at Rockland Woods Elementary School, and members of the student council presented the Humane Society of Washington County’s Executive Director Paul Miller with a donation of $560.   The money was the proceeds from the Pennies for Pets fundraiser the school held for the local animal shelter. School Principal Kathy Stiles smiled with pride as she talked about the project.   “They worked very hard to collect 100 pennies for the 100th day of school.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter's fashion show held Sunday afternoon featured models not yet booked for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. The models were each known by one name - not unlike Tyra, Gisele and Heidi. However, Panda, Tia and Leda strutted down the runway and licked the people in the front row. The model dogs donned scarves and outfits to join the human models displaying fashions available in the shelter's thrift shop. “We have a lot of nice stuff here, and it's a way for our volunteers to show it off,” Jennifer Vanderau said, adding that many of the clothes are familiar brands with tags still attached.
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NEWS
July 23, 2013
According to officials at the Humane Society of Washington County, the agency is changing its computer system, and staff members have been in training this week. Anyone missing an animal this week should stop by the animal shelter for a walk-through. The new system should be up and running by the end of the week. The shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 for more information.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Thrift Stores will hold a Christmas in July Fashion Show from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Chambersburg store, 66 S. Main St. Tickets cost $15 and only 50 are available, according to a news release from the shelter. Models will wear fashions from the thrift stores that will be available for purchase following the show. Animals up for adoption also will walk the runway. Attendees will be able to shop after the show with a special fashion show discount.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Friday, June 14, at the Chambersburg Country Club. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is a four-person scramble, but new this year will be a handicap scramble. The registration fee is $100 per golfer, which includes golf, use of a cart, range balls, a boxed lunch, beverages on the course, light hors d'oeuvres at the awards ceremony following the round and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Chambersburg-area shelter's Retire the Debt campaign.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
Cat owners would be amazed at the way Gregory Popovich is able to corral his cats in his show, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, which stops Saturday for two shows at Shippensburg University. Popovich insists that it's not a special training technique, in fact, it's the same one he uses on his dogs - nothing. "In my case, special technique is based on their natural habits," Popovich said during a telephone interview on the road in New Hampshire, his Russian accent punctuating his English.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | February 3, 2013
The Elizabethtown East Chapter of Neighborhoods First will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Rocky's Pizza next door to City Hall on North Potomac Street in Hagerstown. Singing valentines offered by chorus The Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus will be dressed in formal attire to sing valentines on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday Feb. 14. This is the chorus' annual fundraiser. The singing valentines cost $40, which include two love songs, a Valentine card and a remembrance gift.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 29, 2013
The animals have settled into their new home at 5051 Letterkenny Road West, but the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter's move won't be official until the doors open at the new building on Thursday at 11 a.m. “We couldn't have made the move without a lot of volunteers,” said CVAS Director of Communications Jennifer Vanderau. The animals made the move Saturday from the former shelter at 2325 Country Road to the new, state-of-the-art facility that is at the Letterkenny Army Depot.
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Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | January 13, 2013
On Dec. 22, Gordon's Grocery held a wine tasting to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. The event resulted in a cash donation of $244 and a large amount of food, litter, toys and blankets. Gordon's Grocery is at 101 Cypress St. in Hagerstown. Hosted by store owners John Gordon and Cynthia Millsap, the wine tasting was in collaboration with Shawn Clopper of Monument Fine Wines. The humane society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.
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