February 22, 2013
Editorial unfairly characterized Paul Miller To the editor: I was dismayed to read The Herald-Mail's negative portrayal of Paul Miller, the former director of the Humane Society of Washington County, in a Feb. 14 editorial. I've known him professionally and personally for more than seven years and have nothing but respect for the man and what he has contributed to the Humane Society. It seems The Herald-Mail has deemed his accomplishments there not worthy of mentioning - such as his steering the HSWC as a solidly funded nonprofit organization dependent on public donations, or the overseeing of the largest horse rescue in the state of Maryland.
February 14, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County introduced a new executive director last week and, in so doing, acknowledged that the agency might be in need of some new directions. Michael Lausen, former operations manager of the Humane Society of El Paso, Texas, will replace Paul Miller, who departed in November for unexplained reasons. Two of Lausen's stated priorities involve policies that many in the community believed received short shrift under Miller's leadership: animal placement and financial transparency.
November 14, 2012
Paul Miller is no longer the executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, according to Katherine Cooker, a spokeswoman for the agency. Cooker said Wednesday morning that Miller left the position on Tuesday. Shannon Cianelli, the president of the agency's board of directors, gave a prepared statement on Wednesday: “Paul Miller is no longer serving as the executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County. We thank him for his years of service to the society and on behalf of the animals and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
December 12, 2011
On Jan. 1, more than 300 people will plunge into the icy waters of the Potomac River at River Bottom Park in Williamsport for the annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise funds for the Humane Society of Washington County. Although she hates the cold almost more than anything, Pat Miller plans to be one of them. Miller, a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant, is owner/director of the Peaceable Paws training center in Fairplay, just south of Hagerstown. Her husband, Paul Miller, has been executive director of the Humane Society for the past eight years.
November 19, 2011
Leroy William Miller, 92, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born March 27, 1919, in Falling Waters, W.Va., he was the son of the late George William Miller and Beulah Lillian Ramsburg Miller. Leroy had a heart of gold. He loved telling life stories, animals and had a special knowledge of cows. He was a farmer for Knighten Farms. He had also worked for his close friend, Randolph Welsh, from 1959 to 1975. He is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Brill and husband, William, and Josephine Fridinger and husband, Charles, all of Ranson, W.Va.; numerous cousins; nine nieces and nephews, one of whom, Marty Cloud of New Jersey, he helped raise; and two wonderful friends, G.R. Welsh Jr. and Debbie Thompson.
September 17, 2011
I want to take this opportunity to expand upon the recent stories in The Herald-Mail concerning the aspects of what we do for the community. The Humane Society of Washington County has two major operational components: Animal Control and Humane Society services. Past administration decided to accept a contract with Washington County government to provide animal control services pursuant to the Washington County Animal Control Ordinance. Animal control ordinances historically are designed to protect the community's citizens from animals and their undesirable behaviors, unlike cruelty laws that were designed to protect animals from people's abusive and/or neglectful behavior toward them.
September 9, 2009
About 120 dogs and their owners turned out Wednesday evening for the annual Pooch Plunge at Claude M. Potterfield Pool in Hagerstown, said Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County. The event has been held for the past six years to give people a chance to socialize their dogs in a unique setting. The Pooch Plunge, which was held from 6 to 9 p.m., was the last event at the pool for the 2009 season.
June 19, 2009
AUG. 13, 1929-JUNE 17, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mr. Paul E. Miller, 79, of 217 Landis Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., was pronounced dead at 7:09 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in his home. Death was unexpected and attributed to heart failure. Born Aug. 13, 1929, in Yoe, Pa., he was the son of the late Rev. Joseph H. and Dora M. (DeWire) Miller. He spent his early life in the Baltimore, Md., and York, Pa., areas. Mr. Miller was a graduate of Carlisle High School with the class of 1947.
August 5, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- They can sit, roll over and play fetch like they've been doing it for years. Many of them are housebroken, obedient and friendly. All of which makes officials at the Humane Society of Washington County all the more curious when the dogs are described as strays by the people dropping them off. "Something is going on," said Katherine Cooker, manager of development and public relations for the Humane Society. In the last two months, the Humane Society has been flooded with animals that are listed as strays on paperwork.
July 13, 2008
On June 25, Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, accepted a grant from the Rotary Club of Hagerstown during a Foundation Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Four Points on Dual Highway. "We are very happy to receive this donation of $500 from the Rotary Club of Hagerstown," Miller said. "It is an honor to have been chosen along with so many other worthy organizations. " The Rotary Club of Hagerstown, also known as the Downtown Rotary Club, raises money each year for its Charitable Foundation.