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NEWS
September 1, 2011
The Meadows of Hagerstown's annual 1950s-style “Cool Your Paws” fundraiser on Aug. 20 raised more than $250 for the Humane Society of Washington County. Adoptable shelter dog Acorn attended the event and showed off his training. “This year's event was a huge success,” said Connie Illig, co-owner of The Meadows. “Attendance was the best ever with our donation to the HSWC more than doubling that of last year. And a special thanks to Pet-O-Bed for their donation.” The annual event took place at The Meadows Original Frozen Custard of Hagerstown in the South Pointe Shopping Center, and featured guests with pet-related products and services, including Marley's Gourmet Treats, McMillion Pet Photography, Off the Leash caricature paintings, Pet-O-Bed specially designed beds, Dog-Gone Groomin's mobile van, Monster Hollow Studio sculptures, Certified Professional Dog Trainer Karol Kennedy and music by DogFoot Acoustics.
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EDUCATION
April 14, 2013
Greenbrier Elementary School students recently presented $1,020 to the Humane Society of Washington County, the nonprofit organization of student choice after a presentation in a Gifted and Talented Education, or GATE, enrichment class of fourth- and fifth-grade students. Students researched 10 charities and gave a PowerPoint presentation, which led to a student vote in which the humane society was selected as the beneficiary of a fundraising effort. The “Make a Difference” coin drive coordinated by the class was conducted schoolwide.
LIFESTYLE
By SHADAE PAUL | Special to The Herald-Mail | June 29, 2012
Inspired by their desire to engage in a joint hobby, Denise Bryan, 51, and her husband, Stan, 54, of Hagerstown walked into The Humane Society of Washington County more than three years ago with open hearts and a willingness to help. “We both have a love for animals and wanted to do a hobby, something that we enjoyed together. We thought we could do something positive to save some of the animals,” Denise said. After participating a session of hands-on training, hosted by the Humane Society, the Bryans were allowed to begin working directly with the animals.
NEWS
December 1, 2011
When Judy Reese began celebrating Halloween 21 years ago, she had no idea it would become one of the neighborhood's most anticipated evenings.    Nor did she think she was creating an event to benefit homeless animals.   That is exactly what has happened and on Nov. 1, she and her three Labrador retrievers, Harley D, UPS and Soft Tail, posed as they donated the proceeds from the annual event to the Humane Society of Washington County. Judy's Howl-O-Ween Haunted House attracts brave visitors from miles around to her home on Whittier Heights in Hagerstown.
EDUCATION
April 7, 2013
The fifth annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County raised $2,316 for the animal shelter. Shoppers began gathering at the doors to the Health Occupations classroom at Washington County Technical High School waiting for doors to open.  Held  March 8 at Tech High on Oak Ridge Drive, the fundraiser was hosted and run by the Tech  High's Skills USA students.  The event was such a success that...
LIFESTYLE
August 5, 2011
Motorcycle enthusiasts came from the four states to participate in the eighth annual Bone to Be Wild, the Dave Alderson Memorial Motorcycle Ride to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County on Sunday, July 17. Ninety-five motorcycles and 156 riders took part in the event, raising more than $4,000 for the shelter. Awards were handed out to the riders who earned top pledges for participating in the ride. This year's top fund raiser were Stan and Denise Bryan, who raised $1,137 in pledges.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 8, 2010
Local artist Tamara Hoffman will host a solo show in the Mansion House Art Gallery, behind Hagerstown City Park. A reception for the exhibit, "Visions of Light," will be Sunday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. To honor the memory of the Hoffmans' beloved and recently deceased German shepherd, Tosca, Hoffman will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the exhibit to the Humane Society of Washington County. Painting in oil that provides rich, vibrant shades and hues, Hoffman's inspiration comes from nature.
NEWS
BY Raychel Harvey-Jones | July 3, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County seized a 26 year-old female Arabian horse from Edward Roher of Boonsboro  on Monday .  After receiving an anonymous call the humane society field services team headed to a location on Lappans road in Boonsboro, where two field officers accompanied by Michael Lausen, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, found a horse with clear signs of neglect, according to...
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