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March 27, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County is bracing for kitten season but is experiencing a shortage of adult cat food and supplies due to the continued large intake of adult cats. It is asking the public for its assistance. The shelter is asking for donations of Purina Cat Chow and Kitten Chow and Yesterday's News cat litter. If anyone is able to help, drop off the items at the shelter, which is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org.
NEWS
December 9, 2009
The Humane Society of Washington County is warning pet owners to be aware of pet food recalls. A recent press release from the Food and Drug Administration indicated Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall of cat food. On Sept. 23, Diamond Pet Foods recalled Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat food due to the potential to produce thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological.
NEWS
December 22, 2000
Police log 12/23 Tractor-trailer crash shuts down interstate CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Chambersburg were closed for about seven hours Friday after a tractor-trailer carrying canned cat food crashed and the truck's contents spilled onto the road, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Carl T. Pridemore, 52, of Kentucky, failed to keep his 1995 Freightliner truck on the road while trying to negotiate a curve just south of exit 8 on I-81 at about 6 a.m., police said.
NEWS
February 18, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Hagerstown woman was charged with cruelty to animals last week after a small dog was found in a dumpster in Greencastle in October. Lisa Marie Widmyer, 29, of 17441 Cindy Lane, Hagerstown, is scheduled to be arraigned before District Justice John Ommert on March 24 at 9:30 a.m. The cruelty to animal charge was filed last week after an investigation by Georgia Martin, humane society investigator for the Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro, Pa. She is charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for "willfully and maliciously torturing a domestic animal," according to allegations in the criminal complaint.
NEWS
July 30, 2011
Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, and his wife, Pat Miller, a certified professional dog trainer and owner of Peacable Paws, offered the following tips for preventing animal-control issues: The mistake: Offering wildlife a buffet in the form of unsecured garbage cans, cat food left outside or pet doors into your house. The result: Raccoons, skunks, coyotes and other wild animals will make themselves at home. "I can't tell you, in my career, how many times I've gotten a call about a raccoon or a skunk in the kitchen," Paul Miller said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2012
A man was charged with child neglect after police found him and his 8-year-old son living in a Martinsburg home littered with cat feces and overflowing litter boxes in October, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Joshua Craig Adams, 30, of 928 Lemir Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Monday night by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on one felony count of child neglect, according to court documents. Martinsburg Police Patrol Officer William Staub found eight to 10 cats in the home at 409 S. Kentucky Ave. while attempting to find a suspect in a larceny case on Oct. 10, according to court documents.
NEWS
December 14, 2007
Club meetings Queen Esther 3, Order of the Eastern Star Christmas meeting. Today, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sunshine Leisure Club SMITHSBURG - Monday, Dec. 17, Trinity Lutheran Church. Christmas tea. Members are asked to bring their favorite snack, dish or dessert to share, in addition to their own place settings and a nonperishable item for the food bank. UAW Retirees Local 171 Monday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m., Local 171 Union Hall, Maugans Avenue, Hagerstown.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | January 15, 2008
All right, enough. I am typing with one hand and I have 96 cents in the other, which I plan to personally throw at the next person who goes off on the Allegheny Energy light bulb situation. Yes, Allegheny pulled the corporate bonehead move of the decade. Yes, it was funny for a while. But as of now, everyone in Washington County has weighed in on the topic. Everyone's children have weighed in. Every dog has an opinion. The woolly bears are predicting a long winter of light bulb commentary.
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NEWS
March 27, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County is bracing for kitten season but is experiencing a shortage of adult cat food and supplies due to the continued large intake of adult cats. It is asking the public for its assistance. The shelter is asking for donations of Purina Cat Chow and Kitten Chow and Yesterday's News cat litter. If anyone is able to help, drop off the items at the shelter, which is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2012
A man was charged with child neglect after police found him and his 8-year-old son living in a Martinsburg home littered with cat feces and overflowing litter boxes in October, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Joshua Craig Adams, 30, of 928 Lemir Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Monday night by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on one felony count of child neglect, according to court documents. Martinsburg Police Patrol Officer William Staub found eight to 10 cats in the home at 409 S. Kentucky Ave. while attempting to find a suspect in a larceny case on Oct. 10, according to court documents.
NEWS
July 30, 2011
Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, and his wife, Pat Miller, a certified professional dog trainer and owner of Peacable Paws, offered the following tips for preventing animal-control issues: The mistake: Offering wildlife a buffet in the form of unsecured garbage cans, cat food left outside or pet doors into your house. The result: Raccoons, skunks, coyotes and other wild animals will make themselves at home. "I can't tell you, in my career, how many times I've gotten a call about a raccoon or a skunk in the kitchen," Paul Miller said.
NEWS
December 9, 2009
The Humane Society of Washington County is warning pet owners to be aware of pet food recalls. A recent press release from the Food and Drug Administration indicated Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall of cat food. On Sept. 23, Diamond Pet Foods recalled Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat food due to the potential to produce thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological.
NEWS
August 24, 2009
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say I'd never seen such a vivid rainbow, so I really can't quibble. But why did it have to be shining so brightly over a strip shopping center? And would we even have seen it if it weren't for Shake 'n Bake? Even toy farming has its ups and downs. It can make all but the most exceedingly pious man paranoid, convinced the Lord is up in heaven purposely steering every rainstorm around your land so that everyone else's fields are drenched, while you don't get squat.
NEWS
June 16, 2009
"The reason we have feral cats is because of irresponsible pet owners who will not get their cats spayed and neutered. Feral cats have no choice but to eat what nature provides. It's not like they can go into a kitchen cupboard and open themselves a can of cat food. Feral cats have no loving owners. They are homeless, just waiting to be found and turned into someone's pet. " - Waynesboro, Pa. "To the person in Hagerstown who wants to know if the SPCA ever checks on the young guys that are walking the pit bulls and other dogs that don't have any tags on them, some of them pregnant, and all that.
NEWS
March 23, 2009
A cat and kitten food collection will be held Thursday at Long Meadow Shopping Center from noon to 6 p.m. The collection will take place at the Humane Society of Washington County's adoption site, two doors down from Pennsylvania Dutch Market. Deb Hunt of Longmeadow Shopping Center suggested the drive be held to help the shelter, which anticipates an influx of cats this spring. The Humane Society holds an adoption event at the shopping center on Thursdays. Donations of Purina Cat Chow in the blue bags and Purina Kitten Chow are preferred.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | January 15, 2008
All right, enough. I am typing with one hand and I have 96 cents in the other, which I plan to personally throw at the next person who goes off on the Allegheny Energy light bulb situation. Yes, Allegheny pulled the corporate bonehead move of the decade. Yes, it was funny for a while. But as of now, everyone in Washington County has weighed in on the topic. Everyone's children have weighed in. Every dog has an opinion. The woolly bears are predicting a long winter of light bulb commentary.
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