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Lost Family Cat Returns Home Thanks to Craigslist

Lost Family Cat Returns Home Thanks to Craigslist

A family from Florida lost their cat, Harley, in early June at the Red Roof Inn in Alexandria. They posted a story on Cragislist for the last seven weeks, and finally found him last night! From Carol Ford Hersey, Harley’s owner:

“We trapped him last night and he is a love bug.  We went down late June to canvas the area.  Met a lovely women Sarah gardening in the Belle Haven Neighborhood right behind the RRI.  She called last Tuesday and said she saw a black cat the last few night.  Cats generally stay in a 4-block radius from where they escaped.  The message of the story is please don’t give up finding your pet!!”

 

 

 

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.  

D.C. Area Annual Charity Dog Wash to Support Local K-9 Service Units

D.C. Area Annual Charity Dog Wash to Support Local K-9 Service Units

Five D.C. Metro locations will be hosting a fun family event and charity dog wash this Sunday, July 17th. All of the proceeds will go towards various K-9 service units and working canines in the area. Each of the five locations will host a variety of their own activities (such as food vendors and bake sales, raffles, dog massages, agility courses, dog adoptions, pet photographers, face painting and games for the kids, and more!) Don't miss out. 

Here are the locations and times:

 

 

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.

WHS Encourages Pet Safety over July 4th Holiday Weekend

 

This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) encourages pet families to enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday safely with their animals. Many D.C. area residents will celebrate the long weekend with family and friends, festive foods, fireworks and other outdoor activities. While pets can enjoy the celebrations, it is important to remember that some holiday activities can be potentially hazardous to their health. WHS offers the following tips to keep pet safe this Independence Day:

Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

Washington Animal Rescue League - Every Dog Deserve

This story comes to us from Dana Metz:

On Tuesday, June 28 the Washington Animal Rescue League will receive a donation of 10,000 pounds of dog food from Pedigree as part of The

Every Dog Deserves program, in an effort to help feed dogs who need it most – those in shelters – and provide them the leading nutrition they

deserve, while they wait to find their forever homes.

IMPORTANTLY, This shelter is not using the donation to feed their own dogs. Since D.C. has been hit hard by the recession and many low-income residents have to choose between feeding themselves and their “beloved companions”, the Washington Animal Rescue League is sending this large donation to their Pet Food Bank where residents in need can get dog food free of cost.