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Marley the beagle

Wisdom From a Furry Friend
Marley the beagle

Hello. I am Marley and I am a beagle. I am a real gentleman, or so I am told by the folks at the Humane Society of Washington County where I live now. I am 7 and a half years of age but I am not old yet. I am very calm and gentle and I love people. I was with a family but they didn't want me any more so I am sad now. I am looking for someone to come take me home and love me for the rest of my life.
Because I am over five years of age older I can be adopted for a reduced fee. And if the person that adopts me is over 55 years old I can be adopted for a further discount. And if you are over 65 years of age and need some help to adopt a pet the Silver Lining for Seniors program can help with the adoption fees. Isn't that wonderful that there are programs at the Humane Society that will help me find my forever home? They have lots of programs here that help lots of people and pets. Their programs are: low cost adoptions, low cost spay and neuter programs, a pet food bank, the Animal Health Voucher to help dogs and cats in Washington County be vaccinated against numerous contagious diseases, the low cost rabies and microchip clinics, and they have Humane Education programs to promote respect for all living creatures.
If you are interested in using any of the programs please contact the Humane Society. One of their experienced customer service representatives will help you. They can let you know if there are funds available in those programs and they can help determine if you qualify for them. If you are interested in donating to any of the programs, or are interested in finding out how to help the Humane Society they can help you with that also. Maybe you would like to become a volunteer or donate to the organization. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Remember to keep your pets safe during the hot summer months ahead with the 3 C's of summer: Clean water, Cool environment, Cars are a NO NO! In fact, according to Maryland code 21-1004.1 A person may not leave a cat or dog unattended in a standing or parked motor vehicle in a manner that endangers the health or safety of the cat or dog. If you see an unattended pet inside of a vehicle call the local police department and the HSWC's Field Services Department at 301 733 2060 x203. We need you to be our advocate and take care of us so remember to have your regular and local emergency veterinarian's numbers available at all times. Your quick response may save your pet's life.
Bye for now. I hope I see you soon. I would love to find a forever home and be loved. Do you think you have space in your home and your heart for me? I would love that, ruff. Come see me and my friends, too. And you can see us on the shelter's website www.hswcmd.org and click on the petango icon. Join us on Facebook and keep updated on all the great things happening in our animal world.

The Humane Society of Washington County is located at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown www.hswcmd.org. Ph: 301-733-2060. Fax: 301-733-0248. Interested in volunteering? Look for their Volunteer Application form online.

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