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June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month and to celebrate, Montgomery County Humane Society is partnering with the ASPCA and the makers of Fresh Step litter to help find loving homes for cats. From June 6-30 they are waiving the fees to adopt adult shelter cats age 2 years and up. All other adoption policies and thorough match-making procedures remain in effect, as well as county license fees required by law. Stop by to meet your next purrfect pet.

Washington Humane Society Urges Public to Protect Pets from Extreme Heat


This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington, D.C. area is under a heat advisory, and the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is reminding pet companions to pay special attention to their animals during extreme high temperatures.


“Pets are vulnerable in severe heat, and they depend on their caretakers to provide what is needed for them to stay healthy and cool,” said Scott Giacoppo, Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer, Washington Humane Society. “When warm weather is uncomfortable for people, it can quickly lead to life-threatening heat exhaustion in pets.”


The Washington Humane Society offers the following tips to keep pets safe during the current heat advisory and upcoming warm summer months:


Montgomery County Humane Society Introduces New Pre-Adoption Spay-Neuter Program

Montgomery County Humane Society Introduces  New Pre-Adoption Spay-Neuter Program

The Montgomery County Humane Society  is introducing a new pre-adoption program to spay or neuter all animals adopted from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.  Spay-neuter charges will be a flat fee of $70 for a cat or kitten and $120 for a dog or puppy.

Several veterinary clinics are partnering with MCHS to provide this service.  An adopter will complete the paperwork at the shelter, MCHS will arrange for transport and surgery, and the adopter will pick up the animal directly from the veterinary clinic.

Hundreds of homeless animals are brought to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter every month in the warm weather.  This new initiative is an effort to reduce the number of homeless animals that are in need of care and shelter. 



Montgomery County Humane Society's Love Ball on Saturday, Nov. 13

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 • 7-11pm

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center • 7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Note: as of 11.1.10, there are 20 tickets still available (out of 300)

Join hundreds of animal lovers for the most fabulous gala for all animal lovers in the city. Celebrate the compassionate work of the Montgomery County Humane Society, saving thousands of homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other animals.

Potomac Horse Center's Fall Open House

Come out on October 3rd for The Potomac Horse Center’s North Potomac Community Day!

The event takes place from 11am to 4pm.

Since the Fall of 1994, The Potomac Horse Center has been hosting Open Houses for the local community.  They offer Horse & Pony rides, Hay Rides, a Moon Bounce, Barn Tours, Personalized Horseshoes, Carnival Food Vendors, Riding Demonstrations, and much more!

The Potomac Horse Center is open 363 days a year -- offering trail riding classes in Muddy Branch Stream Valley Park, Birthday/Pony Parties, Pony Rides, an accredited Summer Camp Program, Therapeutic Riding, Competition Horseback Riding Shows, and of course... a full course schedule inclusive of all types and levels of fine English horseback riding for Mini-mites aged 5 to 8 years - to Teens - and all Adults including Seniors.