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WHS Alumni Update: August 3, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: August 3, 2012

Check out a few happy alumni below. You can help us complete more families this weekend by sharing our Name Your Own Fee cat adoption promotion – adopt a fabulous feline age 6 months or older for the fee of your choosing! We hope to see you at our adoption centers.

Wadel
“Just a note to let you know Wadel the guinea pig is doing well and is quite the charmer. She always enjoys the view from the top. She has a rabbit-size pigloo now so she can stretch out up there.”
 -Cecile & Jennifer and Wadel & Feather

Chanty
Adopter Chris Johnson shares with us a photo of Chanty with his new big brother. Aww!

Brody
“I am submitting a picture of my ‘forever friend,’ Brody.  I adopted him from the New York Ave adoption center in December 2009.  Brody gives a whole new meaning to ‘road dog.’  Life was good before...now life is great!
-Dinahsta Thomas

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Love kittens? The Washington Humane Society (WHS) needs your help! You can help save lives by providing space and care for the more than 70 kittens in need during this busy summer season.

In the last week alone we have taken in over 75 kittens and 40 adult cats. As the open admission shelter in the District, we never turn away an animal who needs our help, but our space and resources are limited. We are calling on our caring community to provide an invaluable, life-saving service by simply opening your hearts and homes to kittens in need for a little while as we seek permanent homes for them.

Foster Monday: Sasha

Foster Monday: Sasha

This week we get to know Sasha! Her foster caregiver Megan Troy shares Sasha’s story with us below. Let’s work together to find her a great home this week!

I’m not sure there could be a dog sweeter than this little girl.  Sasha is such a cutie!  She’s been through quite a lot in her short life, but you’d never know it.  Sasha was found as a stray and it was immediately noticed that she was missing an eye.  Not to worry, though – this little darling isn’t letting it hold her back one bit.  Sasha loves to run and play with all types of dogs, and gets along great with cats and kittens.  She absolutely adores making new friends and is such a hit at the dog park.  When she’s not having fun, she is eager to please and loves to snuggle up next you and chill.  This adorable pup is going to make some lucky person very, very happy.  If you are interested in adopting Sasha, please contact mtroy@troylawgroup.com. 
 
 

WHS Alumni Update: July 20, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: July 20, 2012

Remember Pagent, our Foster Monday feature, and Rita, our pet of the week? We are thrilled to report they have each been adopted! Pagent is especially pleased to be paired with an active jogger and hiker to suit her energetic lifestyle. Check out some other happy graduates below – then help us make more alumni by adopting or fostering from WHS, and spreading the word!

Tommy and Penny
“When we went to adopt our cats at the New York Avenue adoption center we agreed on two. Penny picked out my boyfriend Mark, and Mark picked out Tommy. If it were my choice, we would have taken home all the cats in Kitty City! Here is my favorite photo of Tommy and Penny playing with a toy.”
-Alicia Fremling

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

You’re always telling your friends how much you love your pet, but maybe you’re looking to take a step beyond caring for your dog or cat to supporting all animals across Washington, DC. This September 29, go the extra mile with the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and be a part of the DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza. Join us in celebrating our community’s animals and walking to end pet homelessness in DC.

Foster Monday: Pagent

Foster Monday: Pagent

This week we get to know Pagent! Pagent has come out of her shell under the foster care of WHS volunteer Kirsten Stade and family. Help us find Pagent a great forever home this week!

Meet Pagent, a sweet, silly, lovable little pup who loves to cuddle, play with other dogs or by herself, and go for hikes and swims. When Pagent first came to the adoption center, she was so shy she barely wanted to be handled. We don't know why she was so timid, but we do know that once she came into foster care, she came out of her shell with breakneck speed. Though she still is a tad cautious with new people and not a big fan of loud noises, she is overall just a typical happy puppy—running around with her canine "brothers," following her foster people around the house, welcoming of affection and play time. True to her lab roots, she loves to play in the water. She already shows promise as a swimmer, and even enjoys kayaking!

For Lennox Barnes

By Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO, Washington Humane Society

Lennox Barnes’s life has come to a sad and bitter end. His story is heartbreaking and infuriating, with one part incomprehensible bureaucratic righteousness and three parts love, humanity and the shared will for profound change.

For those who haven’t heard, the details of his short life are achingly tragic. In May 2010, Lennox Barnes was taken from his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland. All indications are that he was a model citizen – he had no known history of bad behavior, and no aggressive or violent actions in his past.