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Washington Humane Society Announces 2011 DC Walk for the Animals

From the Washington Humane Society:

 

 

Washington, D.C. — The Washington Humane Society (WHS) will host its annual DC Walk for the Animals on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan. Event registration opens August 16.

 

Fairfax Animal Shelter Re-opens for Cat Adoptions

Fairfax Animal Shelter Re-opens for Cat Adoptions

From Fairfax County Police Department:

 

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter has reopened for cat adoptions.  To celebrate the reopening of the cat adoption room, the shelter is hosting ExtravaCATza! 2011 and will also be extending the summer adoption event throughout August. As part of the event, the first 100 cats adopted from the shelter during July and August will receive a free spay or neuter at the shelter’s veterinarian. There will also be no adoption fee for cats who are seven years or older.

Families interested in adopting a cat or kitten are encouraged to drop by the shelter throughout July and August to meet the wonderful animals that are available and looking for loving new homes.

WHS Receives Grey Muzzle Organization Grant

This story comes to us from Jacqueline Toppings:

 

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) has been recognized for its commitment to improving the lives of senior dogs through a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization. The $4,000 grant will allow WHS to expand its senior companion dog program to increase adoptions of older canines entering its two Washington, D.C. shelters.  

Keep Pets Cool This Weekend

From Fairfax County:

 

Fairfax County Animal Control Officers respond to dozens of reports of animals locked in hot cars in parking lots each summer and urge pet owners to keep pets at home on hot days.

Pet owners are urged to remember the following tips:

Washington’s Animal Rescuers – No Obstacle Too Big Or Too…Foul?

Washington’s Animal Rescuers – No Obstacle Too Big Or Too…Foul?

The call came in on Tuesday from the Blue Plains waste treatment facility. The caller, deeply concerned, reported that 2 geese had crash landed in the waste water and were stuck and slowly sinking. WHS Animal Control Sergeant Ted Deppner and Animal Control Officer Shawn Covington got the call and rushed to the scene. Time, was not on their side.

WHS Encourages Pet Safety over July 4th Holiday Weekend

 

This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) encourages pet families to enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday safely with their animals. Many D.C. area residents will celebrate the long weekend with family and friends, festive foods, fireworks and other outdoor activities. While pets can enjoy the celebrations, it is important to remember that some holiday activities can be potentially hazardous to their health. WHS offers the following tips to keep pet safe this Independence Day:

Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

This story comes to us from Dana Metz:

On Tuesday, June 28 the Washington Animal Rescue League will receive a donation of 10,000 pounds of dog food from Pedigree as part of The

Every Dog Deserves program, in an effort to help feed dogs who need it most – those in shelters – and provide them the leading nutrition they

deserve, while they wait to find their forever homes.

IMPORTANTLY, This shelter is not using the donation to feed their own dogs. Since D.C. has been hit hard by the recession and many low-income residents have to choose between feeding themselves and their “beloved companions”, the Washington Animal Rescue League is sending this large donation to their Pet Food Bank where residents in need can get dog food free of cost.