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WHS Spay & Neuter Center Announces Expanded Hours

This story comes to us from Jacqueline H. Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington Humane Society (WHS) National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center, a high-quality, low-cost facility located in the heart of Capitol Hill, is announcing new expanded service hours beginning in July. WHS has committed its staff and resources to solving the overwhelming issue of pet overpopulation by offering safe, affordable, high-volume sterilizations in the D.C. metropolitan area to reduce the number of unwanted animals entering our shelters.

 

Collars, Tags And Even Chips May Not Find Your Missing Pets

WASHINGTON (WUSA)--If you're a pet owner, you know how your dog, cat or other critter becomes part of the family.  And when that animal goes missing, it can be a heartbreaking experience.

But when your pet has a collar with tags, at least when it's found-dead or alive-someone will contact you, right? 9NEWS NOW's Andrea McCarren learned, that's not always the case.

"It's like losing a child to me," says Kaye Stoopmans, whose Boston Terrier, Zoe, disappeared from her Arlington, Virginia home three weeks ago.  "She's like my child. I don't have kids yet, but she's my baby. She slept with me every night so she used to keep me warm. And I'm so used to having this little ball of fur next to me. It's just not the same. I don't sleep as well anymore without her there."

WHS Waives Cat Adoption Fees in June

 

This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

To celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Washington Humane Society (WHS), in collaboration with the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the makers of Fresh Step litter, is participating in a fee-waived adoption program to help find loving homes for cats. During the month of June, WHS will waive adoption fees on all cats over the age of 2 at both of its shelter locations.    

 

Washington Humane Society Urges Public to Protect Pets from Extreme Heat

 

This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington, D.C. area is under a heat advisory, and the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is reminding pet companions to pay special attention to their animals during extreme high temperatures.

 

“Pets are vulnerable in severe heat, and they depend on their caretakers to provide what is needed for them to stay healthy and cool,” said Scott Giacoppo, Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer, Washington Humane Society. “When warm weather is uncomfortable for people, it can quickly lead to life-threatening heat exhaustion in pets.”

 

The Washington Humane Society offers the following tips to keep pets safe during the current heat advisory and upcoming warm summer months:

 

Montgomery County Humane Society Introduces New Pre-Adoption Spay-Neuter Program

Montgomery County Humane Society Introduces  New Pre-Adoption Spay-Neuter Program

The Montgomery County Humane Society  is introducing a new pre-adoption program to spay or neuter all animals adopted from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.  Spay-neuter charges will be a flat fee of $70 for a cat or kitten and $120 for a dog or puppy.

Several veterinary clinics are partnering with MCHS to provide this service.  An adopter will complete the paperwork at the shelter, MCHS will arrange for transport and surgery, and the adopter will pick up the animal directly from the veterinary clinic.

Hundreds of homeless animals are brought to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter every month in the warm weather.  This new initiative is an effort to reduce the number of homeless animals that are in need of care and shelter. 

 

 

Montgomery County Humane Society's Love Ball on Saturday, Nov. 13

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 • 7-11pm


Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center • 7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Note: as of 11.1.10, there are 20 tickets still available (out of 300)

Join hundreds of animal lovers for the most fabulous gala for all animal lovers in the city. Celebrate the compassionate work of the Montgomery County Humane Society, saving thousands of homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other animals.