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Beagle is Newest Resident at Riderwood Retirement Community

Beagle is Newest Resident at Riderwood Retirement Community

SILVER SPRING, Md.  -- Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, has a new part-time resident who can actually make delivery truck drivers exit their vehicles to greet her – and she never leaves paw prints on them.

 This particular resident is an eight-year-old beagle named Ginger who has completed her orientation to be a Pets on Wheels dog, which means she is officially approved to help in Renaissance Gardens, the extended care neighborhood located at Riderwood..

Ginger’s duties include visiting residents to help them build friendships. She also make residents and staff laugh and smile. Who knows…she might even help to lower blood pressures.

Ginger is owned by Karen Spicer, a Community Resources Coordinator at Riderwood who lives in Ellicott City, MD. Spicer met Ginger nearly four years ago when she began dog-sitting whenever Ginger’s family, who raised the dog from a pup, would go on vacation.

Washington Humane Society Hosting a "Meow Mixer"

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is hosting a "Meow Mixer" for adoptable cats and kittens from WHS adoption centers and foster homes.

The event will mark the end of June's Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, and animals will be ready for adoption at no fee. All WHS animals are spayed/neutered and have received applicable vaccinations, a microchip, and FIV/FELV tests, as well as 30 days of pet health insurance from Shelter Care and a goodie bag from Home Buddies DC.

When:
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Noon to 5 p.m.

Where:
Washington Humane Society
Behavior & Learning Center
7315 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20012

Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Foster Cat: Bermuda

Foster Cat: Bermuda

Today we introduce you to another great animal in our foster program, Bermuda. Bermuda is currently under the care of our foster volunteer Yolanda Thomas. We are asking for your help to find Bermuda a loving home this week. Please share her story and photos with your friends, families, and communities. We are thrilled to report that in just the last four days, after reaching out to our incredible WHS family, nearly 100 cats and kittens have left our shelter through foster, transfer, and adoption. This just goes to show that together we can make a difference and save more lives! Please help Bermuda and more WHS animals this week!

Foster a Feline Friend, or Adopt a Cat for No Fee This Month!

Foster a Feline Friend, or Adopt a Cat for No Fee This Month!

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) invites you to be a part of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! All cats age 2 and older are available for adoption for no fee throughout the month of June. Plus, all amazing cats of all ages living in “Kitty City” at our New York adoption center are fee-waived. Can’t adopt now? We are urgently seeking kitten and cat foster caregivers during our busiest time of year. Counselors and staff are available to answer questions to help you find your new best friend or help a cat in need by providing temporary TLC.