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April 3, 2012
With kitten and puppy litter season arriving early this year, the Humane Society of Washington County is experiencing shortages of supplies. The shelter is asking the public for its assistance. The shelter is in need of Pedigree Small Crunch Bites adult dog food, Pedigree puppy food and Purina Kitten Chow. It also needs Yesterday's News cat litter. With the mild winter, there have already been litters of puppies and kittens brought into the shelter. If anyone is able to help, bring items to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.
July 3, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT - Muttin' for Mutts, a benefit concert at Odyssey Pewter & Gifts at 25 E. Potomac St. in Williamsport, raised $550 for the Humane Society of Washington County. Bags of dog food, toys and cleaning supplies were also donated to the Humane Society. The concert featured the band Cassandra Syndrome. In addition to the musical entertainment, caricaturist Laura DiCrisi was on hand to sketch attendees and there were several raffles featuring items from Odyssey Pewter & Gifts and pet care baskets.
October 26, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County is participating in the new Food Lion Community Rewards program in an effort to raise additional funds. The shelter encourages Food Lion shoppers to help by signing up for the program naming the humane society as the organization to receive the benefits, to shop at Food Lion and purchase Food Lion Private Brand products. Supporters are asked to go to the Food Lion MVP site at and click on MVP Rewards to link their Food Lion MVP Cards to the humane society, organization code 252476.
May 8, 2010
Allstate agent Terry Fincham recently presented a $1,000 Allstate Foundation "Agency Hands in the Community" grant to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. Pictured are, from left, Alex Heishman, Terry Fincham and Stefanie Stevenson of Allstate and Carol Barr of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. "Agency Hands in the Community" grants recognize the efforts of qualified agents who volunteer in their communities. For more information, go to the Allstate Foundation's website at http://www.
May 2, 2012
Students in Lincolnshire Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Ann Mathena's H-OWL 4 Hope group recently held a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County.  The students presented their donation at the school Friday to Katherine Cooker, the animal shelter's manager of development and community relations. Students held a Pennies for Pups drive and put on a play for other students in an effort to spread the word about their project.  “The kids did this all on their own,” Mathena said.
September 12, 2011
The eighth annual Pooch Plunge, held Aug. 24 at Claude M. Potterfield Pool in Hagerstown, raised $900 for the Humane Society of Washington County. The event drew approximately 233 people and 108 dogs. The city of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Department provides the pool each year for the event.   
September 26, 2010
Kitten season is still going strong at the Humane Society of Washington County and the supplies of kitten food and litter are dwindling. The shelter is asking for the public to help. The kittens are fed Purina Kitten Chow. The shelter is also in need of nonscoopable cat litter, preferably Yesterday's News. Donations can be brought to the shelter during normal working hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.
August 14, 2011
There seems to be only one area of agreement in Washington County where animal control is concerned: No one is happy with the status quo. A rural county is bound to have its share of four-legged issues, but a Herald-Mail report shows an apparent lack of cohesion among public officials and definite confusion among the public about how to deal with problem animals. Unlike many jurisdictions, Washington County's animal control unit is an arm of the nonprofit Humane Society of Washington County.
December 13, 2011
Residents of Stonecroft Apartments in Hagerstown recently collected items for the animals at the Humane Society of Washington County. On Dec. 7, they donated those items to the shelter. "The residents were really excited about doing this collection drive again," said Margaret Fishack, social services coordinator at Stonecroft Apartments. "This is the second year they have done this collection, and they were asking about it back in October. " The residents' generosity was evident as two carts were wheeled out to the shelter vehicle.
September 8, 2013
“Animals at the Library” will be the featured event for the Library for Home-schoolers program this month. The program will be Friday, Sept. 13, at the Williamsport Memorial Branch Library, 104 E. Potomac St., Williamsport. The Humane Society of Washington County will bring dogs and other animals, and talk about the care of pets and adopting an animal from the humane society.  Students also can bring in their pets to visit.  All dogs must be on leashes and all other animals must be in cages.
August 20, 2013
Cat A001608 - Adult domestic shorthair, female, calico, found at Leiter Street and Smithsburg/Leitersburg Road Dog A001675 - Adult Chihuahua, male, brown and brindle, found at West Franklin and Prospect streets in Hagerstown   For more information, call the Humane Society of Washington County at 301-733-2060
July 26, 2013
Name: Sly Age : 3 years old Color:   Orange and white Breed : Domestic shorthair ID : A19700624   Sly is a wonderfully, sweet boy who loves to play. He is a smart adult cat and is still quick to learn. He is funny and would make a great cat for any home. Stop by Petco, 17235 Cole Road, Hagerstown, and visit with him.  Sly and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown.
July 21, 2013
With temperatures nearing the 100-degree mark during the past week, some area residents expressed concerns about animals being left in cars and what agencies to call to report such activity. “I called the humane society a few days ago and they were closed in the evening when I saw two dogs at the City Park, locked in the car,” a Hagerstown resident said recently in Mail Call. “Then I called the police department, and they told me they don't handle such matters, that I was to call the humane society.” Another person in Mail Call a day later said she was told that as long as the vehicle's windows were cracked and there was ventilation, there was nothing that could be done about an animal being left in a car. “But I'm curious about who you also call when you do see this, if the city police or anybody doesn't respond to it,” the Hagerstown resident said.
July 11, 2013
“I want to see how loud some of you President Obama supporters can cry, when Obamacare really kicks in and you see what it's going to cost you. It's really, really strange, I'm not talking to very many people now that supported Obama in the election. I'd like to know, if that's the case, how he won. If you support him, you know, you should support him all the way. Don't be afraid to say that he's ruining the country.” - Sharpsburg “I really appreciate Kris Aleshire, Penny Nigh and Don Munson.
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