Washington Humane Society (The Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals)
Rating: 4.83 stars 87 87 reviews 1,972
7319 Georgia Ave NW Washington DC 20012 USA
The mission of the Washington Humane Society is to protect animals in the District of Columbia from cruelty and harm.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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This is a great organization, committed to the welfare of the animal population of the Distrct of Columbia. I make an annual contribution.
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.
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!
I have been a supporter of WHS for years now. I adopted my two fur babies from one of their shelters and was so impressed with all that the manage to accomplish, especially on a limited budget. The organization as a whole, the shelter staff, the administrative officers, the Board -- every single one takes his or her role in protecting animals so enough good things!
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As a long time contributor to WHS I have been amazed at the wonderful progress they have made in the past years in sheltering, healing and sending increasingly large numbers of animals off to new homes. The percentage of animals that cross their doorstep and have happy outcomes has grown astronomically. They are the only shelter I know of that accepts and cares for all animals in need, and never turns an animal away. So, when I decided to adopt a pet, I adopted my beloved new friend there. I was so impressed with the care and caring of the staff and the professionalism of the adoption process that I soon became a monthly supporter, pet sponsor and a volunteer. I somehow don't think five stars are enough to describe the Washington Humane Society!
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WHS serves and represents the whole of the animal population of the District of Columbia. I have adopted, donated and volunteered. The staff are dedicated, thoughtful and caring about the welfare of their "clients".