WCHS staff and volunteers are continuing to find new ways to build awareness and raise funds/donations. I love their use of social media with available animals for adoption or letting us know if a desperately needed item. I have adopted 2 cats and a dog from this shelter. They do a wonderful job with the animals to be sure they go to a furever home.
We have adopted our dog and 2 cats from the WCHS. The time and effort that is put into their website is a great aid in searching for your new furever family member. The staff and volunteer team are very helpful. Additionally there are paperwork policies in place that aid in making sure all areas of the adoption process are covered for both the animals and new owner. The fees are very reasonable for the amount of care, shots and micro chip your pet receives before leaving their care.
Great staff and great service. Have adopted 2 cats from the Washington County Humane Society and find the staff and volunteers warm, friendly, and sincere in their interest in finding the right family for the animals in their care. - Martha Kolins
Sincere, caring, and wonderful servants of the Washington County Humane Society go beyond their call of duty to assure that ALL animals are treated fairly and properly taken care of.
Incredible caring and professional staff. They make sure the animals are released to safe homes. They care a lot when needing to put our dogs down and even at times of incredible hardship, the staff gave us comfort. We also received a follow up condolence card which was a special extra touch!! A no kill shelter and we need hundreds more just like WAshington County Humane Society!!!
Amazing volunteers, staff and management who are devoted to the care of their animals. Everything possible is done to make sure that the time the animals spend there is filled with plenty of interaction, medical attention and affection. They not only take strays and owner surrenders, but also pull from Madacc when space permits. They take care to see that the animals are placed in wonderful homes.
The Washington County Humane Society are very dedicated and passionate to not only the animals but to other staff and clients as well. They do their best to accommodate to each animal's specific needs, and they have a very nice website show casing all the animals. Overall, they are a wonderful place to volunteer at and adopt a loving animal from!!
The Washington County Humane Society does amazing work within our communities to ensure that pets in need find wonderful and loving homes. The staff is always amazing and it is my top charity to assist whenever I am able to.
I have taken 3 cats to be spayed or neutered in the Barn Buddy program. They are caring and professional. I have been looking for an adult dog to adopt and they have been very candid about the animals in their facility helping me make the right choice for my situation.
Every time I walk through the facility, it makes me proud to be a volunteer here. Staff and volunteers are always busy keeping things immaculate. Dogs and cats have individual kennels with all sorts of creature comforts to reduce their stress, and each cage/kennel is completely emptied and cleaned from top to bottom every day. Dogs are walked and exercised by volunteers, and if there aren't enough volunteers, the staff pitches in. Cats have their own type of volunteers who take them out for one-on-one socialization...petting, grooming, play. That's what I do, and it is more rewarding than I could have imagined. I expect that the every volunteer, in every category, would say the same thing. The staff is amazing and dedicated. Potential adopters are assisted by an adoption counsellor to ensure a good match. This is a very impressive shelter, and deserves high praise.
I adopted one of my cats from this Humane Society. The staff went over and above when it came to matching me and Kenny (the cat). I know many who have adopted from them, no one has ever been disappointed!
We adopted a kitten from WCHS about 5 1/2 yrs ago and were impressed with the help we got at the time. Since then we've volunteered there for about 3 yrs socializing cats and working as adoption counselors for cats and dogs. We're continually impressed with the caring, expertise and professionalism of the staff and volunteers.
My husband and I have been volunteers at WCHS for almost two years. We socialize cats and work as adoption counselors for cats. We find the staff and volunteers to be extremely caring, patient and helpful to customers, staff and volunteers alike. We're always amazed at the generosity of the community with their donations and what WCHS can do with their help.
The staff is phenomenal. They really care about the animals and work endlessly to raise money via multiple fundraisers throughout the year. My daughter and I are not able to volunteer as much as we'd like but occasionally walk dogs, distribute flyers, and help with fundraisers. It is through these opportunities that we see the true champions for the animals-the regular dog walkers and all the people behind the scenes are amazing!
We had been looking at pictures of adoptable cats at local shelters. We came across a picture of Butch. We went to see Butch well he had this naughty little habit of biting. So we thought against him. But that day we got adopted by Simba helooked like a crabby old man but is such a love bug. But my mind went back to Butch and we took the plunge and adopted him. He was 19 pounds of pure love bug. We unfortunately lost our beloved Butch three months to the day we adopted him due to liver failure. The condolences from the staff were wonderful. They are s wonderful group of people.
I personally am so very thankful for the Washington County Humane Society. They have served me, my family and many other members of my family with the gift of our special pets. I have had such a great experience that I tell all that I can about the kindness, devotion and love you will recieve when looking to rescue a new member of your family. My recent pup (7 years old now) was adopted at 8 weeks old and he is one of a kind! My buddy is our life here at our home and he and the Washington County Humane society has changed my life.
I would also like to share that Marne Brown is such a devoted woman to the animals that she goes way above and beyond to take care of her animals even after they are adopted. I worked at a retirement community where a senior had adopted a dog named "Peg" and they were inseparable and then the unheard of, the senior had to go to the hospital and Marne took "peg" in and took care of her till my friend returned back to his apartment, where he could take care of "Peg". This kind of devotion to me is unheard of and Marne continued to be there for my friend and peg to the day Peg got so sick that she had to be put down to keep her from any more pain... and guess who was there for that difficult day? Marne was there, we cried together, held each other and helped each other thru this difficult time.
So if someone wants to know what I think about the Washington County Humane Society... I can only say they are THE BEST!
Thanks Marne for you and your organization, and you are never far from my thoughts and how YOU MAKE SUCH A DIFFERENCE in our community!
Thank you so much for making my life complete with my dog Buddy! He is the light of our life and its because of Marne and the Washington County Humane Society!
I have always been able to rely on adopting all my pets over the years from WCHS. Currently, I have my cats, Trix and Jax (used to be Reebok). As a teen I volunteered for them doing special projects and had a very positive experience. They really motivate you to want to learn more and help their cause. WCHS has always remained exceptionally clean and organized and am confident each animal kept there is in the best place possible before their forever home.
The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly to the animals and adopters. They do great promotion of their animals through their website, Facebook, numerous fund-raising and awareness events. Their turn-around of animals seems very quick, which is wonderful! I personally love them on Facebook because every time they promote a particular animal that may be there longer, we can share it on our personal page to get them adopted even faster. If you have a behavior problem with your adopted animal (I did), the staff takes the time to really help you and teach you how to fix the particular issue. They're great about keeping in touch with you to make sure you and your pet are happy.
My kids are 6 and 10, and I am highly encouraging them to volunteer for WCHS when they are old enough!
It all started when I won a Christmas tree at "The Festival of Trees" I wanted to give back something, so I signed up to volunteer. From cleaning to baking and helping with fundraisers, including taking pictures at the events.
I now have become one of WCHS's photographers for the adoptable animals, mostly cats and lots of kittens!
What a great way to enjoy my retirement! I love to go there and I hate to leave! It's the most rewarding experience I have ever had to see that one of my pictures may have helped a cat, kitten dog, rat, bird, bunny, guinea pig and even a turtle and a pot-bellied pig too, find their "Furever Home"!
The minute you enter the WCHS you feel the Love in the air for all the animals! and the animals feel it too!
Thank you WCHS for all you do!
I am so proud to be a part of this Great and Wonderful team!!!!!!!!
Moving to the country introduced me to 'barn cats'....and I found one who adopted me as her own. She suffered some frostbite, losing the tips of her ears and part of her tail. Despite this she greets me and now has a warm spot in the winter. She blessed us with 2 litters of kittens. I managed to find homes for all 9 but knew I was pushing my luck on finding homes for any more. THANKS to the barn buddy program she is now fixed and free to roam and mouse to her hearts content without worry of more kittens (cute as they are). She's the best mouser out there. I remind my friends in Washington County that this program is the best to prevent over population of feral cats. Thanks again, WCHS!
I have had companion animals since 1981. In 2008-2010, during the span of approximately two years, I lost my cat (old age), my momma Akita (old age and health issues) and her pup (cancer). I couldn't image life without a companion animal, and I didn't do well with the lose of my pets in such a short amount of time. The staff at Washington County Humane Society were amazingly compassionate interacting with me. I had gone to their facility to look at two dogs who had been at the shelter for many months, and I ended up adopting both of them - brothers who had been surrendered. From start to finish, my experience with the Shelter and staff was nothing short of professional and welcoming. I was able to take time in the yard with both dogs to see how they interacted, I was given a bit of information about their background - though they couldn't provide much past the basics of age, current health, etc. I was impressed by the amount of vetting they do with potential owners, the amount of resources they make available to people, the process of adopting from their shelter - and perhaps most important - their willingness to work with my schedule and board the "boys" for an extra few days until I could bring them home. We continue to support the Washington County Humane Society and I encourage people to support this shelter as often as I have the chance. I recently started a tiny business, and portions of the sales proceeds are dedicated to the Shelter for their continued support and immense care of the animals in our community.
My husband and I adopted our kitty from WCHS and later, I became a volunteer there. I'm so proud to be associated with this loving, committed group of people. Everyone at WCHS seems to be working toward the same goal: to provide a safe, warm, healthy, nurturing environment for each animal - for however long it takes to find its forever home. And sometimes, it takes a long time. Our kitty had been at the shelter for eight months when we met and adopted her in 2007.Thankfully, the WCHS welcome mat has no time limit. Today, as a volunteer, I see many of the same animals at WCHS week after week, month after month. Outsiders may have a tendency to feel sorry for these long-time shelter residents (I did, at first!), but the fact is, these animals are well cared for and get a lot of attention during their time at WCHS. I have to believe that in many cases, an animal's life at WCHS is the best life they've known.
So if you're looking for a pet, searching for a volunteer opportunity or considering making a charitable contribution, choose WCHS. You will not be disappointed.