The Humane Society: Offering Unique Online Opportunities for Pet Owners

The Humane Society
Offering Unique Online Opportunities for Pet Owners

Hagerstown, MD- The Humane Society of Washington County's new website offers pet owners a unique opportunity to seek assistance with veterinary and animal behavior issues over the Internet. Utilizing advice from well-respected individuals in the fields of veterinary science and animal behavior, VetTalk and PetTalk offer an innovative means of assisting pet owners so they may provide for the well being of their beloved companions. VetTalk and PetTalk are unique to the Humane Society of Washington County's website, www.hswcmd.org.
VetTalk, featuring well-respected veterinarian Dr. Tracy Barlup of Longmeadow Animal Clinic in Hagerstown, MD, offers pet owners the opportunity to ask questions concerning veterinary issues. Questions submitted to PetTalk will be forwarded to Dr. Barlup for her response. The questions and Dr. Barlup's responses will be posted on the website, www.hswcmd.org.
TrainerTalk, featuring internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist Pat Miller of Peaceable Paws Dog and Puppy Training, provides pet owners with the opportunity to seek advice on their pet's behavioral issues. Stressing positive reinforcement, Ms. Miller or one of her well-trained apprentices will offer suggestions on behavioral issues. Questions and their responses will also be posted on the website, www.hswcmd.org.
"The Board of Directors and staff at the HSWC want our website to become the main resource for pet owners in Washington County and surrounding communities," said Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County. He added, "We hope that by offering pet owners a means of working through health and behavior issues we can be helping to strengthen the human/animal bond." VetTalk and TrainerTalk can be found on the Humane Society of Washington County's website at www.hswcmd.org.
The Humane Society of Washington County acknowledges that neither VetTalk nor PetTalk should diminish the important of individuals consulting with their veterinarian or animal behaviorist to insure the well being of their pet.

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. 301-733-2060.