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Washington Humane Society (The Society for the Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals)

Rating: 4.83 stars   90 reviews 2,112

Address:

7319 Georgia Ave NW Washington DC 20012 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Washington Humane Society is to protect animals in the District of Columbia from cruelty and harm.

Programs:

The Washington Humane Society's programs include Humane Law Enforcement, Humane Education, Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Community Outreach and an extensive Adoption program. We work to enforce the anti-cruelty laws in the District of Columbia through investigation and prosecution of animal abuse. Our Humane Education Department teaches compassion and respect for animals in schools everyday. WHS operates the District's only low cost Spay/Neuter clinic and spayed and neutered over 3,000 animals last year. Animal adoptions have risen every year for the last 15 years and over 3,500 animals found loving new homes last year.

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(202) 723-5730
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Reviews for Washington Humane Society (The Society for the Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals)

Rating: 5 stars  

The dedication and professionalism provided by this organization, as well as the friendliness of the staff and volunteers is unparalleled to anything you will ever experience. God bless them for the work they do!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The recently merged Washington Humane Society (WHS)-Washington Animal Rescue League is DC's primary nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection, welfare and well-being of DC's homeless animals, in an effort to help them find their new, forever homes . WHS-WARL's primary mission is to provide care for animals in need, and ensure they find loving, safe and secure environments. In an effort to raise critical funds for these animals in needs, WIHS-WARL, hosts a variety of fun, social fundraising events throughout the year, including Fashion for Paws, Bark Ball, Sugar & Champagne Affair, among many others. WIHS-WARL's staff is passionate and driven to help make a difference in these animal's lives. From animals that are forfeited for a variety of reasons, to animals that are in dire need of medical attention in life-threatening situations, WIHS-WARL has the capacity to help and provide proper care.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Washington Humane Society helped me to bring my cat home to her Forever Home. They truly are a wonderful organization with excellent programs, and adorable pets.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a fantastic group that addresses the homeless animal crisis from every possible angle: education, spay/neuter, medical attention, advocacy, rescue, humane law enforcement, community engagement, training, etc. The staff is completely dedicated to the cause and money donated is used responsibly and wisely. As a WHS volunteer, donor, and two-time adopter I can honestly say it is the best animal-related organization I have known. They have some of the most innovative programs you could imagine like the PACK program and an annual architectural competition for stray cat habitats. Can't say enough positive things about his group.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a fantastic organization that works hard to save the lives of thousands of animals in the DC area. I have been involved in supporting WHS for years and am immensely grateful for the work that they do.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Washington Humane Society is superb. I have been sponsoring cats through them for over a year. They are wonderful at socializing and then finding homes for abandoned cats.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a supporter of the organization for years. I've adopted, fostered, and volunteered for tho organization they are really wonderful.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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This is a great organization, committed to the welfare of the animal population of the Distrct of Columbia. I make an annual contribution.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our first family dog from the Washington Humane Society. She was a boxer, about a year old, had probably been bait in the training of pit bulls (so the staff thought -- based on her scarred front paws and animosity to other dogs) and had given birth to a litter. She had been found living on the streets and we could literally count every bone in her spine and every rib. Christmas was approaching, so she became Mistletoe or Missy. For the next 15 years, Missy was our attentive nurse whenever someone was sick enough to stay home for school or work, our protector when we met a bear at our mountainous Virginia weekend cabin (really), and our beloved companion even after we left Washington for New York City. If the staff at the Humane Society had not saved Missy from the streets or if they had not taken the time to explain her needs and issues while assuring us that her pathetic exterior and frightened demeanor hid a wonderful dog, we would never have been able to share her love and affection for all those years. When the end of her life finally came, our veterinarian would not believe Missy was over 16. "Boxes do not live that long," he said. We showed him her adoption papers and explained that we knew it was love that had kept Missy alive so many years -- ours for her and hers for us. We will always be grateful to the WHA for helping is to love a wonderful creature.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I completely adore WHS. My first pet was a loving, precious Tabby who was adopted from the WHS back in 1989 by my husband and me. She was our "first" child as a married couple and she became my reason for being! She lived 19 magic years and gave us so much happiness. As a way of giving back we have supported WHS by donating both time and money to their various events and causes. I have been a Fashion for Paws model for three years and raised over 10,000 my first year all in an effort to help out an organization that does so much for the animals and animal lovers in the DC area. I can't say enough about the WHS and their leaders and volunteers!

 
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