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Washington Area Humane Society
Care & prevention of cruelty to animals
Programs and Services
- Provide shelter, safety and food for the orphaned and abused animals of Washington County with the goal of placing them in loving homes. Provide public education about humane care and treatment of animals. Provide affordable veterinary outpatient services including spaying and neutering. Investigate and resolve abuse cases in the best interests of the animal and community.
- Adoptions Program: WAHS has, on average, 900 animals adopted from the shelter. WAHS offers affordable pet adoptions which allow all people to enjoy the benefits of owning a pet. Spay/neuter, microchip, flea & tick, Lyme testing, and vaccinations are all included in our affordable adoption price. On average, each animal costs WAHS $450 from point of entering shelter to adoption. Our adoption fees range from $45-$200. Additionally, WAHS has a foster program with 50 active fosters.
- Low Cost Clinics & Spay/Neuter: There is a huge need for low-cost vet care in Washington County. WAHS has walk-in clinics every week to offer low-cost vaccinations, microchips, flea & tick treatments, de-wormer, and Lyme’s testing. WAHS currently offers multiple public spay day clinics to serve the residents in Washington County who cannot afford vet prices for these surgeries. In 2017 WAHS administered over 750 Spay/Neuter Surgeries and over 9000 vaccinations to pets.
- Pet Food Bank Program: In 2017, WAHS shared 10,000 lbs of dog and cat food with low-income residents to help them retain and care for their pets.
- Pets for US Vets: Vets can adopt, for free, at WAHS, as a thank you for their dedication to our country. In 2017, we adopted out over 50 dogs to veterans, and raised $9300 towards continuing the program thanks to dedicated volunteers advocating for WAHS. In 2018, we plan on holding a special event featuring veterans and their service.
- WAHS employs one Humane Society Police Officer that works closely with local law enforcement and the dog warden to investigate animal cruelty and abuse incidents, investigating hundreds of calls a year. Our humane officer brought in over 250 case animals in 2017, from over 25 townships in Washington County.
- Compassion Care Network: WAHS partnered with CASA for Kids to bring awareness to the connection between animal abuse and child abuse. This awareness is key to the humane treatment of animals
- Therapy Paws Program: Five therapy dogs in training will visit the Washington Courts in summer 2018, to cheer up children while awaiting testimony. They also will be visiting retirement homes and schools. All Therapy Paws Dogs were originally shelter dogs adopted from WAHS.
- Cat Tales Reading Program: WAHS recently launched this new program to give children the opportunity to sit and read with cats at the shelter. Spots are reserved for foster children. Cats benefit from the socialization.
Primary Revenue Sources
Contributions & Grants
Primary Fundraising Event
Jingle Paws Bingo
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