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The Humane Society of Washington County is Experiencing a Catastrophe

The Humane Society of Washington County is Experiencing a Catastrophe

The Humane Society of Washington County is experiencing a large increase in the number of cats and kittens into their facility.
Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County state, "There is always an increase in the number of cats and litters of kittens into the facility in the spring and summer months. August is usually our biggest with over 1,000 animals arriving. This year we are experiencing a greater challenge in finding new homes since PetsMart recently requested that we remove all our cats from their adoption area in the Hagerstown, MD store."
I would characterize the situation as a catastrophe," stated Manager of Animal Care and Customer Service Debbie Porterfield. "We feel we are at a crisis level with the number of cats and nursing kittens arriving daily." She added, "Most of these animals are highly adoptable but we don't have the space at our facility to keep them all."
Anyone interested in adopting a cat or kitten this summer is encouraged to visit the Humane Society of Washington County and/or visit PetCo, which continue to be a supporter of finding homes for Washington County animals. Prior to adoption, each cat or kitten will be examined by a licensed MD veterinarian, they will be spayed or neutered, wormed, Feline Leukemia & Aids tested, received a distemper shot and they will be micro-chipped. The adoption fee is normally $75 per cat but due to the current catastrophe two cats can be adopted for the price of one.

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