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The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society has several adoption events coming up! Here is a listing of all of the events through October:

Saturday, October 22, 12-4pm
National Pit Bull Awareness Day 
Perfect Pet Resort in Lothian
840 West Bay Front Rd, Rt. 258, Lothian, MD
WHS will be participating for the first time in a National Pit Bull Awareness Day festival in Lothian with other shelters and pit bull-focused rescues by bringing adoptable dogs and promoting adoption of pit bulls.

Sunday, October 23,12-2pm
Big Bad Woof in Takoma Park
117 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC
Adoptable dogs and a sweet foster cat will be at this eco-conscious pet shop to look for their future families!

DC Walk for the Animals TODAY

DC Walk for the Animals TODAY

From Jacquie Toppings:

Adopt a Refugee Rabbit at Fairfax Animal Shelter

Adopt a  Refugee Rabbit at Fairfax Animal Shelter

From Fairfax County Police Department:

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is hosting a special adoption event beginning Friday, October 7 after it received an influx of rabbits following floods that overtook a Fairfax County home. The rabbits’ cages filled with water and the owner could no longer care for the animals. Currently, there are 15 rabbits available for adoption at the shelter.

            To help find homes for these displaced animals, the shelter is hosting a special rabbit adoption event October 7 – 14. As part of the event, each rabbit will come with its own habitat including a cage and water bottle. New adopters will also receive a voucher for a free spay or neuter for their new pet (a value of up to $250).

'Protect the Ones You Love: Vaccinate for Rabies!' – Rabies Awareness Week: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

'Protect the Ones You Love: Vaccinate for Rabies!' – Rabies Awareness Week: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

From Fairfax County:

 

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. Domestic animals account for less than 10% of the reported rabies cases, with cats, cattle, and dogs most often reported rabid. ( more ..)

What to do if you were bitten by an animal in Fairfax County

Rabies Education Campaign Update

Rabies Education Campaign Update

From Fairfax County Police Department:

 

In observance of National Rabies Awareness Week 2011, Animal Control Officers urge pet owners to “Protect the ones you love; vaccinate for rabies!” as they continue their local rabies awareness campaign.

                So far, officers have visited four neighborhoods where they’ve gone door-to-door notifying residents that a rabid animal was discovered nearby. They’ll be visiting a fifth neighborhood in the Great Falls area on September 24. Two foxes and three raccoons have tested positive for rabies since the inception of the campaign in early September.

WHS To Offer Free Spay/Neuter Services for Pit Bull Type Dogs September 29

 

This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington Humane Society Announces 2011 DC Walk for the Animals Oct. 15

Washington Humane Society Announces 2011 DC Walk for the Animals Oct. 15

This story comes to us from Scott Giacoppo:

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) will host its annual DC Walk for the Animals on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan. Event registration is now open.

 

WHS is taking part in a national ASPCA Adoption Challenge to find homes for more animals than ever before during the months of August, September and October, and is encouraging the public to demonstrate the organization’s mantra—DC loves DC animals—by participating in this Walk to end pet homelessness in DC. Walkers are asked to raise funds in support of their efforts to benefit WHS; each participant can create a personal fundraising page on the DC Walk for the Animals website, www.dcanimalwalk.org.