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May 18, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Wilson College has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Burket-Plack Foundation of Philadelphia to help pay for supplies and materials related to spaying and neutering shelter animals. During the spring and fall semesters, Wilson College provides free spay and neuter services for some cats and dogs from the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter in Chambersburg and the Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro, Pa. The procedures allow students majoring in veterinary medical technology to gain hands-on experience as part of a surgical course, according to a news release.
NEWS
By KAREN MAWDSLEY | kmawdsley@schurz.com | June 22, 2013
More than 150 people gathered Saturday night at University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown for the Humane Society of Washington County's first Howl at the Moon Party. The event was one of about six major fundraisers the humane society holds each year, said Heather Guessford, the board of directors' fundraising chair and the event coordinator. “We're so excited because it's the first time we've done anything downtown as a private party,” Guessford said. The event featured local blues-rock band Moondog Medicine Show, as well as a silent auction and a “Taste of Downtown,” which offered specially prepared dishes from area restaurants.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 25, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A few dogs barked from their kennels, but they were dramatically outnumbered Sunday -- Antietam Humane Society had gone to the cats. Sixty-seven cats arrived at the humane society at 8 a.m. for the first low-cost spay and neuter clinic. By 2:30 p.m., they were resting in their crates and handed back to the people who had dropped them off. Many people took advantage of the price -- $45 for females and $35 for males -- to bring in stray cats. "She's had so many litters of little babies, so we wanted to try to stop that," said Pearl Minnich of Waynesboro when she picked up the stray she nicknamed "Mommy.
NEWS
November 21, 2009
On Nov. 12, Theresa Doherty, general manager of Old Navy at Valley Mall, presented $1,000 to Promise Animal League at its spay/neuter clinic at 132 Old National Pike in Hagerstown. Star Silva, executive director of the clinic, accepted the check. Promise Animal League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has provided 4,086 spays and neuters for dogs and cats at its clinics since it was founded in 2006. It is an all-volunteer organization that is funded solely by donations and grants.
NEWS
September 16, 2002
On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service will release the country's first stamps dedicated to raising the awareness of the health, behavioral and societal benefits of spaying and neutering pets. The stamps feature Kirby the puppy and Samantha the kitten. Both pets were adopted from animal shelters and were neutered and spayed, respectively. The Humane Society of Washington County will hold an open house Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. featuring a representative from the Hagerstown Post Office.
NEWS
September 26, 2008
The Humane Society of Washington County recently received a $10,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to increase its number of spay/neuter operations by 20 percent. The Humane Society's 6-year-old pet sterilization program has spayed or neutered more than 600 animals per year to fight the area's pet overpopulation problem. The program is available to county residents who currently are receiving government financial assistance. It offers free spay/neuter services and pain medication, rabies vaccinations and county dog licenses.
NEWS
March 4, 2012
With spring on the way, the Humane Society of Washington County is preparing for litter season.   Supplies are already low and with the expected influx of litters of kittens and puppies, the shelter is asking the community for donations of Pedigree dry dog food and Pedigree dry puppy food, Purina cat and Purina kitten food and  Yesterday's News cat litter, or any nonclumping cat litter. “This has been a very mild winter,” said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter.  “Because of that, I think we will see an early start to kitten season, which will greatly reduce our already low supplies.”  Anyone wishing to donate supplies is welcome to take them to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | January 17, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com People with concerns about how the local humane society does its job filled the seats in the Washington County Commissioners' meeting room Thursday night. The issues ranged from the feasibility of a pit bull ordinance in the City of Hagerstown to the administration of the spay/neuter voucher system to control the pet population in Washington County. Hagerstown City Councilwoman Penny Nigh spoke as a concerned citizen, an animal rescuer and the relative of a child attacked by a pit bull in Hagerstown 10 months ago. Nigh distributed a copy of a letter Washington County Humane Society Director Maria Procopio wrote to Hagerstown City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman Jan. 7 in which she said it would be at least April before she would be ready for a presentation to the city government on the pit bull ordinance issue.
NEWS
January 4, 2011
This year's New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge raised about $8,300 for the Humane Society of Washington County, spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said Tuesday. That tops last year's total of $7,511, she said. "I'm just delighted with the amount raised and with the turnout," Cooker said. "It's just so heartwarming to see the community support us so readily, and on a day when a lot of people would rather stay home and have pancakes and sausages. " The money raised will go to support animal care expenses and programs such as the Humane Society's spay and neuter and humane education programs, she said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | July 20, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Layoffs, illness and all manner of financial crises can have wide-ranging impact on individuals and families. But there also can be serious side effects for pets whose owners find themselves in a bind. That's where Star Silva comes in. As public assistance coordinator for the Humane Society of Washington County, Silva tries to meet the needs of pet owners who have fallen on hard times. "We have a pet food bank where people can come and get what they need to fill the needs of their pets," Silva said.
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NEWS
By KAREN MAWDSLEY | kmawdsley@schurz.com | June 22, 2013
More than 150 people gathered Saturday night at University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown for the Humane Society of Washington County's first Howl at the Moon Party. The event was one of about six major fundraisers the humane society holds each year, said Heather Guessford, the board of directors' fundraising chair and the event coordinator. “We're so excited because it's the first time we've done anything downtown as a private party,” Guessford said. The event featured local blues-rock band Moondog Medicine Show, as well as a silent auction and a “Taste of Downtown,” which offered specially prepared dishes from area restaurants.
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NEWS
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.
LIFESTYLE
April 27, 2013
Have a cat or dog that needs neutering? Contact Spay Today, a reduced-cost spay and neutering program. New vets and locations available.  For more information, call 304-728-8330 or go to www.baacs.org .
LIFESTYLE
June 21, 2012
Spay Today is one of the area's reduced-cost spay and neuter program.  At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. For more information, go to www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.
NEWS
March 4, 2012
With spring on the way, the Humane Society of Washington County is preparing for litter season.   Supplies are already low and with the expected influx of litters of kittens and puppies, the shelter is asking the community for donations of Pedigree dry dog food and Pedigree dry puppy food, Purina cat and Purina kitten food and  Yesterday's News cat litter, or any nonclumping cat litter. “This has been a very mild winter,” said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter.  “Because of that, I think we will see an early start to kitten season, which will greatly reduce our already low supplies.”  Anyone wishing to donate supplies is welcome to take them to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.
LIFESTYLE
January 6, 2012
Spay Today, a local, reduced-cost spay and neuter program, offers new locations in Cumberland, Md., Moorefield and Petersburg, W.Va., and Culpeper, Va. For more information, go to www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.
LIFESTYLE
December 21, 2011
Spay Today is a local reduced-cost, nonprofit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you, go to www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8300.
NEWS
November 4, 2011
Spay Today is a reduced-cost, nonprofit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you, go to www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8300
NEWS
January 4, 2011
This year's New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge raised about $8,300 for the Humane Society of Washington County, spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said Tuesday. That tops last year's total of $7,511, she said. "I'm just delighted with the amount raised and with the turnout," Cooker said. "It's just so heartwarming to see the community support us so readily, and on a day when a lot of people would rather stay home and have pancakes and sausages. " The money raised will go to support animal care expenses and programs such as the Humane Society's spay and neuter and humane education programs, she said.
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