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WHS Alumni Update

WHS Alumni Update

We celebrate a few of this week’s alumni below. Please help us make more alumni this weekend—check out our end of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Meow Mixer on Saturday for your last chance to adopt a feline friend for no fee! The event will take place at our Behavior & Leaning Center at 7315 Georgia Avenue NW, from noon to 5 p.m. If now isn’t a good time to adopt, consider joining our life-saving foster volunteer team.

Mahogany
Katarina Vilkman has kept up with us through the years after she adopted pup Mahogany and took several WHS Behavior & Learning classes and private training sessions. Her latest happy update—the family is officially growing:
“Dan and I got engaged and we included Mahogany in our engagement photo session! The photographer just loved her!”

Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Foster Cat: Bermuda

Foster Cat: Bermuda

Today we introduce you to another great animal in our foster program, Bermuda. Bermuda is currently under the care of our foster volunteer Yolanda Thomas. We are asking for your help to find Bermuda a loving home this week. Please share her story and photos with your friends, families, and communities. We are thrilled to report that in just the last four days, after reaching out to our incredible WHS family, nearly 100 cats and kittens have left our shelter through foster, transfer, and adoption. This just goes to show that together we can make a difference and save more lives! Please help Bermuda and more WHS animals this week!

Foster a Feline Friend, or Adopt a Cat for No Fee This Month!

Foster a Feline Friend, or Adopt a Cat for No Fee This Month!

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) invites you to be a part of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! All cats age 2 and older are available for adoption for no fee throughout the month of June. Plus, all amazing cats of all ages living in “Kitty City” at our New York adoption center are fee-waived. Can’t adopt now? We are urgently seeking kitten and cat foster caregivers during our busiest time of year. Counselors and staff are available to answer questions to help you find your new best friend or help a cat in need by providing temporary TLC.  

County Residents Take Pre-Cautionary Measures During First Heat Wave

County Residents Take Pre-Cautionary Measures During First Heat Wave

The following information was sent to us by Delia Williams:

Upper Marlboro, MD – As Prince George’s County prepares for its first heat wave,  residents are encouraged to use caution and common sense as the National Weather Service  advises temperatures in excess of  90○ or higher with the potential heat index reaching into the 100○s.  The Office of Homeland Security warns that extreme heat can be dangerous and even deadly, if citizens do not take precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families.

 

Popular Bagel Place Offers Free Iced Coffee

Popular Bagel Place Offers Free Iced Coffee

Help kids, and score a free iced coffee on Thursday!

Over 300 Bruegger’s locations across the nation will host a free 16-ounce iced coffee day for guests on Thursday, June 21 to raise funds for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

In order for you to receive your free iced coffee, you have to download the coupon from Bruegger’s Facebook page or from their website.

With your help, Bruegger’s has raised over $100,000 to benefit the kids, and families served by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Just $1 can reward you with coupons valued at $10.

Click here for a list of locations in our area.

No purchase or donation is necessary.