Our network

Pets

WHS To Offer Free Spay/Neuter Services for Pit Bull Type Dogs September 29

 

This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington Humane Society Announces 2011 DC Walk for the Animals Oct. 15

Washington Humane Society Announces 2011 DC Walk for the Animals Oct. 15

This story comes to us from Scott Giacoppo:

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) will host its annual DC Walk for the Animals on Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan. Event registration is now open.

 

WHS is taking part in a national ASPCA Adoption Challenge to find homes for more animals than ever before during the months of August, September and October, and is encouraging the public to demonstrate the organization’s mantra—DC loves DC animals—by participating in this Walk to end pet homelessness in DC. Walkers are asked to raise funds in support of their efforts to benefit WHS; each participant can create a personal fundraising page on the DC Walk for the Animals website, www.dcanimalwalk.org.  

No Peeing Zone For Dogs

No Peeing Zone For Dogs

Owners cleaning up after their dog in public spaces is one neighborhood issue that has never gone away, nor will ever go away.

This, though, is somewhat different.

The sign featured above has been placed in a couple of flower patches on P Street in Northwest, just off of Dupont Circle near the Whole Foods.

The sign proclaims the flower patches as a "NO POOPING, NO PEEING Zone" for canines.

I understand the first part, but the second is a bit much for me.  No urinating allowed for dogs?  This seems a bit extreme.  

On a side note, what is going on with the images on the sign? A little graphic for my liking. Additionally, I wonder what the punishment for disobeying this edict could possibly be.

How do you feel about this issue?

 

Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets

Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets
The following information is courtesy of the Humane Society: Get ready: Planning and disaster preparedness

 

Washington Humane Society Announces 2011 DC Walk for the Animals

From the Washington Humane Society:

 

 

Washington, D.C. — The Washington Humane Society (WHS) will host its annual DC Walk for the Animals on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan. Event registration opens August 16.

 

WHS Receives Grey Muzzle Organization Grant

This story comes to us from Jacqueline Toppings:

 

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) has been recognized for its commitment to improving the lives of senior dogs through a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization. The $4,000 grant will allow WHS to expand its senior companion dog program to increase adoptions of older canines entering its two Washington, D.C. shelters.  

Washington’s Animal Rescuers – No Obstacle Too Big Or Too…Foul?

Washington’s Animal Rescuers – No Obstacle Too Big Or Too…Foul?

The call came in on Tuesday from the Blue Plains waste treatment facility. The caller, deeply concerned, reported that 2 geese had crash landed in the waste water and were stuck and slowly sinking. WHS Animal Control Sergeant Ted Deppner and Animal Control Officer Shawn Covington got the call and rushed to the scene. Time, was not on their side.