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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.    


Dogs...At Happy Hour?

Dogs...At Happy Hour?

So, you just got out of work and want to hit up a happy hour to quench your thirst.

The cold beers and cocktails are calling your name, and you can’t wait to down a couple.

But then you realize that you have to go home and tend to your dog.  Well that kind of squashes the moment, doesn’t it?

Ah, but now, you can have your beer and your dog, too.

Every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., RIVERS at the Watergate will host a “Doggie Yappie Hour” on their patio(weather permitting).

In addition to specialty drinks like Peach Margaritas for $6, dogs will get to chow down on “special doggie treats”.

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: