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by TARA REILLY | July 11, 2004
Several positions at the Humane Society of Washington County will remain unfilled until the organization and the county work out funding issues. Humane Society Executive Director Paul Miller said Friday that the nonprofit group has put into place a hiring freeze, which means four open positions will remain vacant for now. The vacant positions are in bookkeeping, maintenance, front office management and a post that involves working with animals as they're brought to the Humane Society.
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NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS and JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Washington County plans to reopen its dog adoption kennels today after closing them Aug. 31 in response to an outbreak of canine Parvovirus, Humane Society spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said. The shelter has not had a case of the potentially-deadly disease since Sept. 5, and staff feel it will be safe to reopen, Cooker said. The dogs had been confined to their kennels to prevent the spread of the disease, which is transmitted through dogs' fecal matter, she said.
NEWS
November 1, 2007
The Humane Society of Washington County has received three animal oxygen administration kits, donated to them by the Blue Ridge K-9 Training Center Club in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Members of the Training Center Club held fundraising activities to raise money for the kits, which are being distributed free of charge to local organizations that could potentially deal with animals in need of oxygen therapy. The kits contain three sizes of masks and appropriate tubing for providing oxygen to animals in need.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | September 19, 2007
The Humane Society of Washington County plans to reopen its dog adoption kennels on Thursday after closing them Aug. 31 in response to an outbreak of canine parvovirus, Humane Society spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said. The shelter has not had a case of the potentially-deadly disease since Sept. 5 and staff feel it will be safe to reopen, Cooker said. The dogs had been confined to their kennels to prevent the spread of the disease, which is transmitted through dogs' fecal matter, she said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | December 16, 2008
Two kittens accompanied Humane Society officials to the Washington County Commissioners meeting Tuesday as part of a promotion to encourage county residents to adopt shelter pets. The black and gray cats climbed on Humane Society of Washington County Executive Director Paul Miller and batted at his tie while Commissioners President John F. Barr read a proclamation declaring December 2008 "Home for the Holidays Month" in support of the adoption campaign. The Humane Society of Washington County is focusing its adoption campaign on finding homes for cats, which are harder to place in homes than dogs, Miller said.
NEWS
March 3, 2008
The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering first aid classes for family dogs and cats at its offices at 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown. The class will be Monday March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. Registration costs $75 per person, which reserves a spot for the participant and includes a pet first aid kit and a dog or cat first aid booklet with a CD-ROM. "We are very pleased to be able to offer this training to local pet owners," said Rachael Rohrer, health and safety program coordinator for the Red Cross.
NEWS
April 28, 2008
On March 22, the Williamsport HOG Chapter 1544 Ladies Of Harley delivered a variety of items to the Humane Society of Washington County after a monthlong collection drive by its members. The women's group used the animal shelter's wish list to determine what items to collect. Roberta Nave, treasurer of the group, spearheaded the drive. "All the Ladies of Harley worked very hard to collect a wide variety of items for the shelter," Nave said. "Almost everything that was donated came from our ladies, but other members of the club also donated items.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | May 9, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Washington County resumed adopting dogs to the public Tuesday after an upper respiratory illness that infected several of the animals prompted officials to close the kennel in mid-April. Katherine Cooker, humane society spokeswoman, said none of the dogs had to be put down after they contracted the illness. As of Tuesday afternoon, 10 dogs were available for adoption, she said. Additional dogs, like strays and those in pre-adoption, also are at the facility.
NEWS
June 27, 2008
UNO Chicago Grill, at 17734 Garland Groh Blvd. in Hagerstown, is hosting a fundraiser called a "Dough Rai$er" for the Humane Society of Washington County through Sunday.  A portion of every meal that is paid for with a special "Dough Rai$er" certificate with the HSWC name on it will be donated to the shelter. UNO is offering to donate 15 to 20 percent of each bill paid during the period to the HSWC.  To date, UNO has donated more than $2 million to organizations.  "UNO's held a "Dough Rai$er" to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County in March of this year, and donated $215.
NEWS
May 18, 2008
On April 22, Skye Sanderson, a fifth-grader at Greenbrier Elementary School, presented the Humane Society of Washington County with a generous donation of dog treats and toys. The donation was made in lieu of her receiving gifts for her 11th birthday. When planning her birthday party, Skye and her mother decided that instead of having her friends give her gifts for herself she would prefer to receive pet- related items that could be donated to animals in need in Washington County.
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