May 22, 2013
“Kristin Aleshire, Mr. Don Munson, I thought you all were going to do a little bit better job than what you are doing now, talking about raising taxes. First thing the city needs to do is quit spending. You give a $1,000 bonus to all the city employees, which should be none. What you people on the city council needs to do is ride around Hagerstown and see how many houses are up for sale and take a study on how many people can't pay the light bill and water bill before you raise taxes.” - Hagerstown “It's Saturday at 2:30 and raining very hard, the roads are really wet and a black car went down the road just fast as he could go wanting to show all of us, I guess, that he can go spinning in the rain and maybe he could go off the road and hit a tree.
May 19, 2013
The second annual Paws on the Pavement 5K drew more than 400 walkers and runners Saturday and raised more than $10,000 for the Humane Society of Washington County. A total of 413 people registered for the race at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park and many used the opportunity to take their dogs for an extra long walk. “This is the second year of the event, and we had hoped it would grow and it did. We are thrilled,” said Ben Cross, events coordinator for the humane society.
May 17, 2013
Name: Wilhelm Age: 2 years old Color: White with brown Breed: Boxer mix ID: A19801374 Wilhelm is hearing impaired and has done very well to learn how to sit with hand gestures. He loves treats and should be easy to train with love and patience. Wilhelm and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
May 14, 2013
The Women's Club will sponsor a house and garden tour Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eight houses will be on the tour, including some on Oak Hill Avenue and South Prospect Street in Hagerstown. Also included on the tour will be the Women's Club, the Brennecke home and a home in Sharpsburg. Lunch will be available at the club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will cost $7 on the day of the tour. The cost of tickets covering all the homes is $20, or individual homes can be viewed for $5. Tickets are available at the Women's Club, Lena's of Hagerstown, Wisteria Cove, Dollies Tea Room, Cake Walk, Carol and Co., Village Florists and Gifts, Fahrney's Hallmark, Roostervane Florist and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
May 12, 2013
The Washington County branches of Susquehanna Bank and its loan center recently held a two-week pet supply fund drive for the Humane Society of Washington County Inc. The donations filled delivery vehicles to the brim. On April 30, branch managers presented the donations to Mike Lausen, executive director of the humane society.
May 12, 2013
According to statistics from the Humane Society of Washington County, which in the past have not been made public, March's total of 142 adoptions reflects an increase of 43 more than this past February and 48 more than in March 2012. The number of animals that were euthanized or died at the facility in April decreased by 12 percent, or about 335 animals, as compared to April 2012, said Michael Lausen, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County. As of April, the euthanasia/death rate for the current year - statistics are tracked by fiscal years that end June 30 - also comes in slightly lower than the 2010-11 year, according to statistics.
May 12, 2013
Reducing obstacles for adoption, decreasing euthanasia rates and increasing the number of animal control field service officers are top priorities listed by Michael Lausen, the recently hired executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County. Lausen, who took over the executive director job Feb. 4, said recently that the humane society had 142 adoptions, including 73 cats and 65 dogs, in March - its highest recorded one-month total ever - simply by relaxing the requirements in the adoption application process.
May 9, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County will break ground this summer for a $2.2 million low-cost spay and neuter clinic, Executive Director Michael Lausen said Thursday. “We take the animals to vets around the area” for spaying and neutering, Lausen said Thursday. “Now it's going to be brought in-house as a cost savings.” The 7,000-square-foot clinic is expected to be completed in March or April of 2014, Lausen said. This fall, the society will begin recruiting a veterinarian to run the clinic, he said.
May 6, 2013
Dog Adult hound mix, male, tan and black, found on Shepherdstown Pike in Sharpsburg For more information, call the Humane Society at 301-733-2060.