Santa doesn't always have a white beard

Santa doesn't always have a white beard

Hagerstown, MD: He wasn't wearing a red suit with black boots nor did he have a white beard but local 6th grader Ryan Shank sure had the giving spirit when he stopped by the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) on Wednesday December 28, 2011. That day he brought a donation of $15.00 to help the animals in need at the HSWC.
"Ryan received the money as a Christmas gift," said his mother Pamela. "All on his own he said he wanted to donate the money to the Humane Society. So here we are." Ryan proudly handed the money to the customer service representatives at the HSWC. "I just wanted to help," said Ryan.
"What a thoughtful thing to do," said Paul Miller, Executive Director of the HSWC. "Ryan gave up money he could have spent on a video game or toy to help those less fortunate. I think that is great."
The Humane Society of Washington County is located at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown, MD. Visit our website, www.hswcmd.org, for information on animal related issues, directions to the shelter and information about our programs and services.

The Humane Society of Washington County exists to improve the quality of life for all animals. Through education, legislation, action and leadership, we strive to eliminate overpopulation and to foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion.