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U.S. Marines Win Irish Sprint 10K Leading 1,693 Runners

U.S. Marines Win Irish Sprint 10K Leading 1,693 Runners

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Celebrate St. Catrick’s Day with WHS This Weekend

 Celebrate St. Catrick’s Day with WHS This Weekend

Many animals are born in the springtime, and as a result, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) takes in   an abundance of new and young animals in need in our adoption centers. To help cats during the especially busy “kitten season,” we are honoring cats with special needs over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 16-18. We are inviting the community to meet adoptable cats and kittens with minor special physical or behavioral needs and help them find homes.

Some cats who will be highlighted are long-time or senior residents, like BangBang, our pet of the week, while others may be finishing a winter cold. Most just require a bit of extra care and attention, and our adoptions counselors are prepared to provide adopters with all the advice and information needed to properly care for these pets and give them the great homes they deserve.  

A Preview of Spaces 1, 2 & 3 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 1, 2 & 3 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the First of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers' vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

Sprout: Still Melting Hearts

Sprout: Still Melting Hearts

By Rosemarie Savio, WHS Volunteer

Each morning, just before my alarm is set to go off, I wake to the feeling of a little wet nose breathing on my arm.  As my eyes adjust, I see his sweet face anxiously waiting to be invited onto the bed.  I let him know it’s OK, and up he jumps to snuggle right in between us.  Before Sprout came along, I dreaded the morning alarm. Now, waking up to him snoozing beside me is one of my favorite moments of the day!

Trunks Needs your Help!

Trunks Needs your Help!

Trunks was found wandering the streets by a Good Samaritan who brought him to the WHS adoption center in February. He immediately won the hearts of staff and volunteers. This 8-month-old Staffordshire Terrier mix is gentle and sweet, and his #1 priority is snuggling. Because he has some joint and skin issues, Trunks was placed in foster care. His foster parent loves him, but the stairs he needs to climb multiple times a day are proving too much for his joints. So, we are looking to our community to help by giving Trunks a new foster home, or even better, his forever home.

WHS Pet of the Week: Donald

WHS Pet of the Week: Donald

 

Age: 8 years

Gender: Male

Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Size: Large

Meet Donald! I am an 8-year-old All-American Shelter Dog, and I love to get close. It doesn't matter if we're watching TV, reading a book or just hanging out—I'm a snuggler, and I will climb right on top of you if you let me!