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.
April 21, 2012
Employees of Bank of America Merchant Services recently collected a large amount of items for the Humane Society of Washington County. On April 3, managers Julie Nicodemus, Jerry Shatzer and Celena Swaim took the donations to the shelter. Close to 100 employees participated in the collection. “We ask the staff what type of community projects they would like to do,” Jerry Shatzer said. “A large group answered that they wanted to help the humane society.” The project was so well received that it went on longer than initially planned. “We extended the collection through the entire first quarter and everyone continued to bring items,” Nicodemus said.
November 11, 2011
Linda Sue Renner, owner of Universal Hair Studios, is hosting Cuttin' for Critters to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. Universal Hair Studios will donate 100 percent of its proceeds from the two-day event, scheduled for Sunday and Monday, to the shelter. The salon is at 1826 Dual Highway, and its hours for the event are Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from noon to 7 p.m. "I love animals and wanted to celebrate the anniversary of my business's grand opening in conjunction with the HSWC's 90th birthday," Renner said.
May 23, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Carolee Bartel invited musicians to her shop on Saturday to raise money for cats, dogs and other creatures. Bartel, who owns Odyssey Pewter & Gifts on East Potomac Street in Williamsport, said she has helped raise money for local causes before, but on a smaller scale. Musicians performed throughout the day. In the evening, the headline band, Cassandra Syndrome, played in the yard behind the shop, drawing dozens of spectators. A caricaturist also donated her time for the event.
December 7, 2010
The Humane Society of Washington County is embarking on the fourth annual Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Promotion Campaign as part of its ongoing effort to stimulate the adoption of shelter animals during the holiday season.<br />Officials said this time of year is especially meaningful and the shelter places special emphasis on finding permanent homes for all the animals at the facility.<br />“At this time of the year, so many people go to pet stores instead of looking at their local shelter to find their family pet,” said Paul Miller, the shelter’s executive director.
January 8, 2012
The Humane Society of Washington County received donations for its Home 4 the Holidays adoption promotion campaign from Washington County Public Schools and local businesses this holiday season. Students at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Western Heights Middle School's Tri M organization, Cascade Elementary School, Clear Spring Elementary School, Smithsburg High School and the board of education collected items and monetary donations. At Western Heights Middle School, student Kayla headed the Tri M organization's “Santa Paws” efforts to collect items for the fourth year, with assistance from adviser Heather McEndree.
December 23, 2011
The Polar Bear Plunge is just a few days away, and as the town of Williamsport is preparing for the New Year's Day festivities, two local businesses are making preparations of their own. Jimmy Jewells, owner of Jewells & Jewells of Williamsport, and Kathryn Meyers, owner of K&R Engraving in Hagerstown, have created a special trophy for the event called the Our Gang Did It! Hoping to bring added attention to the Williamsport Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County, Jewells and Meyers created the trophy that will be awarded to the largest team of polar bears at the event.
September 22, 2005
The Humane Society of Washington County, at 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, takes in and picks up stray or lost pets and pets being turned in for adoption. For more information about how to adopt a pet or to find out if a lost pet has been taken to the Humane Society, contact the agency at 301-733-2060. The Humane Society is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed Sundays and Mondays.
March 26, 2012
Members of the Smithsburg Middle School Gives Back Extension Club recently visited the Humane Society of Washington County, where they presented student-made pet toys and collected donations. “We Care for Critters” was the winter project for club members. While at the humane society, students were given a tour, socialized with the animals and were given information about volunteer opportunities.