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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.


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.  

The Dog Chef: Reinventing Pet Food

"If I won't eat it, I won't feed it to my dog," explained The Dog Chef's Executive Chef Kevyn Matthews. 

 Kevyn Matthews  is no stranger in the culinary world.  He learned how to cook from his mom at the early age of 10-years-old. He moved to New York City where he cooked  onset for commercials, movies, TV, and model shoots.

His passion for good food and love of animals collided, when he saw a dramatic change in his much-loved Doberman Pinscher, Greta.

“I was trying all the best Kibble’s that were out on the market. She would not go near them. I didn’t know what to feed her, so I decided to change her store bought bagged food to my very own creations,” said Chef Matthews.

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.

WHS Encourages Pet Safety over July 4th Holiday Weekend


This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) encourages pet families to enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday safely with their animals. Many D.C. area residents will celebrate the long weekend with family and friends, festive foods, fireworks and other outdoor activities. While pets can enjoy the celebrations, it is important to remember that some holiday activities can be potentially hazardous to their health. WHS offers the following tips to keep pet safe this Independence Day: