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The Washington Humane Society
1201 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.
The Washington Humane Society (WHS), the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, has been the area’s leading voice for animals since 1870.
Interests: animal adoption, adoption, Washington Humane Society, Washington DC, DC, Washington, animals, pet, pets, adopt, animal rescue, animal shelter, shelter animals, rescue animals
Recent Activity
What fosters do for the animals at the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is nothing short of amazing, especially the kind souls that take in the really sick or injured animals, the frightened or fragile, or the senior pets who just can't seem to catch a break. Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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After fostering numerous dogs of all ages, this wonderful senior dog, Shug, ruined my foster record by becoming my first foster failure! Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Washington Humane Society Blog
This post is part of a series on fostering homeless animals. I want to give people a glimpse into what it is like to foster and how important it is to both animals and communities. And really, what better way to do that than going straight to the source? There are lots of ways you can support your local foster program: become a foster yourself, donate money or needed supplies, provide transport to spay/neuter clinics, or take on other volunteer tasks. Help save lives. Get involved in fostering! Visit the Washington Humane Society website for more information. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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I am not an experienced runner. I hate asking people for money. I didn’t even have pets until my mid-40’s. So, how did I become the top fundraiser for the Washington Humane Society Marine Corps Marathon Team? Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Washington Humane Society Blog
As the temperature drops, the Washington Humane Society’s Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program (CatNiPP) receives an increased number of calls regarding concerns for community cats. Here's how you can help Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Washington Humane Society Blog
Thank you for the kind comments. Brina is living a great life and we're honored to provide happy endings for our senior pets. Find one on our website: www.washhumane.org/adopt!
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By Lex Lepiarz "Our home is her forever home, for however long her forever happens to be." Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
With all the bad stuff and heartache in the world today, I am grateful I can provide puppy hugs and sloppy side kisses to all the people and animals who make the world a better place. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Sazzy, Chief Canine Officer of the Washington Humane Society, wants to make sure you know that there is still time to DOUBLE your impact on the lives of animals in desperate need in our community! Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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By Bethe Almeras "She was nine years old when she adopted me — for that really is the way it happened. " Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Over the past few months, the Washington Humane Society has seen a 400 percent increase from 2014 in animals coming into our care from the community that are testing positive for parvo. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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This Halloween, you need to let your humans know a few things about the night in order for you and your kitty friends to stay safe! Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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We're looking forward to a long life with both of them. I'm glad I made the decision to visit the Georgia Avenue Adoption Center that day. I actually left to go home with the applications, but only made it around the block before I knew I had to go back and get these Golden Girls. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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I'm so proud to support the MCM this year and every year, not only for the men and women who come together to participate in the race but also for the men and women who serve this country every day. It takes guts to do what my dad and so many others do. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Meg has had quite the adventure over the past year. She and I moved back home to Boston and Meg loves being a Bostonian! Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Hi, I'm Sazerac! Many of you know me as Sazzy, Chief Canine Officer at Washington Humane Society. Welcome to my blog. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Last week, our Humane Law Enforcement Officers received a call about an apartment building, Harbour Square, that was planning to drain all of their ponds for cleaning. The problem was; the ponds were filled with goldfish. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Trap-Neuter-Release is no longer a revolutionary idea in D.C. It’s the norm. And that’s huge. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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We are so happy to have them sharing our home and like to think that they're pretty happy, too. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Nino is a big teddy bear! He is a very loving dog that just wants to cuddle. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Mynx is a cat who wants nothing more than to be in a calm, quite, and loving home. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
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Charlie is such a joy. It’s been almost four months and he has really relaxed and changed so much. He is a talkative and snuggly boy with the funniest facial expressions and who makes us laugh with his unique personality. He will chatter away and make little bird sounds for as long as you like. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
Thank you for the kind words, Bethe. We were also devastated by the loss of that sweet boy, but he got a taste of the good life, and that's enough to keep us going.
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Thanks to the generosity of several compassionate WHS benefactors, you can DOUBLE your life-saving impact! This group of devoted animal lovers has offered to match — dollar for dollar — all responses to this WHS call to action received before November 30, 2015. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog
I want to tell you a story. One that showcases why I love working for the Washington Humane Society. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Washington Humane Society Blog