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Tails are Still Wagging from the 25th Annual Bark Ball

Tails are Still Wagging from the 25th Annual Bark Ball

Thank you to everyone who supported the Washington Humane Society’s 25th Annual Bark Ball! With more than 750 guests and 350 of their four-legged friends at the Washington Hilton, this year’s silver anniversary event made history, raising over $500,000 (a new record) to benefit the critical programs and services of the Washington Humane Society (WHS). We can’t thank our generous community enough for going above and beyond to show how much DC loves DC animals for an incredible two and a half decades.

WARL's Kitten Shower And Celebration Of Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - With the arrival of warm weather comes the annual season for kittens!

The Washington Animal Rescue League is bursting at the seams with cats young, older and in-between. June, officially Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, is the perfect time to welcome a fabulous feline companion into your life, providing a forever home for a cat or kitten longing to find just such a place.

The League is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by waiving adoptions fees for cats at least six months of age. This is a great opportunity for families to find that perfect feline friend for life, especially with a serious space crunch at the League and other area shelters. Getting cats adopted in June will save many feline lives, and cats such as Lady Di,  Hello Dolly,  Sunny D and Muzzy (all pictured) are counting on June being their lucky month as they find hearts and homes to welcome them.

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

The Foster Experience
By Kirsten Stade, WHS Volunteer

My boyfriend Florian and I have been fostering dogs in the DC area since early 2008, first with several rescue groups and now with the Washington Humane Society (WHS).  These four years have contained their share of urine-stained furniture; shredded electronics, upholstery, and a passport; uprooted landscaping; and seemingly futile efforts at peacekeeping in a household with what some would say is too many critters under one roof. But above the sometimes deafening chaos, I have never questioned what I believe is a defining truth: fostering animals is the most important thing I can do in this lifetime.

WHS Alumni Update

WHS Alumni Update

Meet wonderful Washington Humane Society alumni this week! Want a new way to see more happy endings? This month we are celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Adopt your new best feline friend for no adoption fee during June (cats age 2 and older)!


“It's been a long time since I gave you an update on Bam's progress—he is doing amazing as you will see in his picture! He visits the vet and scores great in all around health and he continues to amaze me each and every day. He is now without a doubt my perfect companion.”
-Andrew Thompson  

Read more about Bam’s story in our Winter Scoop newsletter.