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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:

D.C. Area Annual Charity Dog Wash to Support Local K-9 Service Units

D.C. Area Annual Charity Dog Wash to Support Local K-9 Service Units

Five D.C. Metro locations will be hosting a fun family event and charity dog wash this Sunday, July 17th. All of the proceeds will go towards various K-9 service units and working canines in the area. Each of the five locations will host a variety of their own activities (such as food vendors and bake sales, raffles, dog massages, agility courses, dog adoptions, pet photographers, face painting and games for the kids, and more!) Don't miss out. 

Here are the locations and times:



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.