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Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

This story comes to us from Dana Metz:

On Tuesday, June 28 the Washington Animal Rescue League will receive a donation of 10,000 pounds of dog food from Pedigree as part of The

Every Dog Deserves program, in an effort to help feed dogs who need it most – those in shelters – and provide them the leading nutrition they

deserve, while they wait to find their forever homes.

IMPORTANTLY, This shelter is not using the donation to feed their own dogs. Since D.C. has been hit hard by the recession and many low-income residents have to choose between feeding themselves and their “beloved companions”, the Washington Animal Rescue League is sending this large donation to their Pet Food Bank where residents in need can get dog food free of cost.

WHS Spay & Neuter Center Announces Expanded Hours

This story comes to us from Jacqueline H. Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington Humane Society (WHS) National Capital Area Spay & Neuter Center, a high-quality, low-cost facility located in the heart of Capitol Hill, is announcing new expanded service hours beginning in July. WHS has committed its staff and resources to solving the overwhelming issue of pet overpopulation by offering safe, affordable, high-volume sterilizations in the D.C. metropolitan area to reduce the number of unwanted animals entering our shelters.

 

Collars, Tags And Even Chips May Not Find Your Missing Pets

WASHINGTON (WUSA)--If you're a pet owner, you know how your dog, cat or other critter becomes part of the family.  And when that animal goes missing, it can be a heartbreaking experience.

But when your pet has a collar with tags, at least when it's found-dead or alive-someone will contact you, right? 9NEWS NOW's Andrea McCarren learned, that's not always the case.

"It's like losing a child to me," says Kaye Stoopmans, whose Boston Terrier, Zoe, disappeared from her Arlington, Virginia home three weeks ago.  "She's like my child. I don't have kids yet, but she's my baby. She slept with me every night so she used to keep me warm. And I'm so used to having this little ball of fur next to me. It's just not the same. I don't sleep as well anymore without her there."

WHS Waives Cat Adoption Fees in June

 

This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

To celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Washington Humane Society (WHS), in collaboration with the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the makers of Fresh Step litter, is participating in a fee-waived adoption program to help find loving homes for cats. During the month of June, WHS will waive adoption fees on all cats over the age of 2 at both of its shelter locations.    

 

Washington Humane Society Urges Public to Protect Pets from Extreme Heat

 

This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington, D.C. area is under a heat advisory, and the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is reminding pet companions to pay special attention to their animals during extreme high temperatures.

 

“Pets are vulnerable in severe heat, and they depend on their caretakers to provide what is needed for them to stay healthy and cool,” said Scott Giacoppo, Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer, Washington Humane Society. “When warm weather is uncomfortable for people, it can quickly lead to life-threatening heat exhaustion in pets.”

 

The Washington Humane Society offers the following tips to keep pets safe during the current heat advisory and upcoming warm summer months:

 

Spot In 2010! Frederick Holds Pet Election

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Frederick Presidential Pet Election is just the ticket for the pooch with political aspirations.

Or the parakeet, for that matter. Any pet can be registered for the election, a fundraiser for the Frederick County Humane Society and the county chapter of the American Red Cross.

The fundraiser is the brainchild of Phil Heffler, who readily admits the fictitious office, President of Frederick County, can be bought. Heffler says registration costs $15 and votes are $1 each.

City Of Frederick Takes Aim At Black Birds

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The city of Frederick is taking aim at some bothersome black birds.

The Public Works Department says it's launching a three-day campaign Monday to scare thousands of noisy, messy starlings away from an East Side neighborhood where they roost.

The weapon is a gun that fires blanks. Officials say they plan to fire it repeatedly for three straight evenings, starting around sunset.

City officials acknowledge that it's a temporary solution to a seasonal problem. They say they know they're just driving the birds into another neighborhood where they may have to repeat the process again.