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

 

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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.  

Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets

Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets
The following information is courtesy of the Humane Society: Get ready: Planning and disaster preparedness

 

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.

 

Meet Marley!

Meet Marley!

Marley was not the star of the 2008 hit, Marley & Me but he could be the star in your life! This young pup loves to play - whether it's with
dogs or people, he's happy. He's well-mannered, house-trained and ready for his forever family.

Catch him on PetLine or read more about him at pgspca.org/adopt, or come meet him at an adoption show.

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20585186

St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League Controls Pet Overpopulation

St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League Controls Pet Overpopulation

 

In the fiscal year ending April 30, 2011, The St. Mary's Animal Welfare League, provided 387 grants to spay or neuter dogs and cats in our area in an effort to control pet overpopulation.  Of the 387 grants, 116 were provided to neutered cats, 134 were provided to spayed cats, 61 were provided to neutered dogs and 76 were provided to spayed dogs.  In addition, at the same time we provided grants for 187 rabies vaccinations. 

The ASPCA estimates that the average number of litters a fertile cat produces is one to two per year; and the average number of kittens is 4-6 per litter.  The average number of litters a fertile dog produces is one a year; and the average number of puppies is 4-6.  Based on these estimates, approximately 1,720 kittens and puppies were not added to the pet population of St. Mary’s County in just one year.  During the fertile life of a dog or cat these numbers increase exponentially.

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.