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Washington Humane Society

These 55 Pit Bulls Might Lick You To Death

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

About a year ago, the city animal shelter in Nashville, Tenn., reversed a longstanding policy of not adopting out the many pit bulls and pit bull-type...

'Tis The Season...For Giving Up Pets In Record Numbers?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.26.2013 | Green

The Washington Humane Society is overrun with pets who have been given up by their owners just before the holidays -- 26 dogs were brought to the D.C....

LOOK: 96 Dachshunds Race For Charity, Win Our Hearts

Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

Friends, does your week need more videos of dachshunds making a run for it, for charity? This is a rhetorical question; obviously it does: Wie...

Animal Disaster at The Washington Humane Society

Washington Humane Society | Posted 10.08.2013 | DC
Washington Humane Society

The Washington Humane Society is in immediate need of adopters. In July alone, WHS took in 526 cats, 326 dogs, and 22 other domestic animals. At the same time, only 241 adoptions occurred -- just 27 percent of the total intake. WHS currently has over 250 animals who need homes now.

Adopt Me, I'm Adorable!

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.13.2013 | DC

Do you squeal at the sight of a cute puppy or a kitten in public? Do you feel the urge to (gently) squeeze furry felines or cuddly canines at all h...

Kitten Stolen From Shelter Has Been Found!

Posted 05.31.2013 | DC

Update, May 31, 12:02 p.m.: Welcome home, Callista! The Washington Humane society says the kitten stolen from a WHS adoption center last weekend h...

We Could All Use Some Cute Animal Pics Right About Now

Posted 04.19.2013 | DC

Seems like we could all use some photos of adorable animals to look at right about now. These babies come with an added bonus: they are all availab...

LOOK: Puppies, Models And Members Of Congress

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last Saturday night, the Washington Humane Society's 7th annual Fashion for Paws event raised nearly $700,000 combining three of D.C.'s ...

This Sweet Beagle Needs A New Home...And He's Got Some Friends

Posted 03.27.2013 | DC

Spring is the season of new beginnings. It's also when going outside starts seeming like a good idea again. Put these together and you've got the ...

LOOK: Kermit Walks Nicely On A Leash

Posted 03.05.2013 | DC

If you like parties, and you like animals, you'll want to come to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria's Mardi Growl celebration this Friday. O...

HORROR: Man Sentenced For Shocking Kitten Abuse

Posted 04.24.2013 | DC

A D.C. man has been sentenced to a year in jail for two counts of felony animal cruelty against his daughter's kittens. Eric Felipe Gaskin was arre...

PHOTOS: You'll Never Believe What These Presidents Kept As Pets

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.03.2014 | DC

The sad passing of George W. Bush's Scottish terrier Barney last week got us thinking about the many animals who have kept company with the country's ...

LOOK: This Will Make You Want To Go To Law School

Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Law school isn't ordinarily this sweet and cuddly. On Wednesday, the Washington Humane Society will be bringing puppies and kittens t...

LOOK: Humane Society Sugar & Champagne Fundraiser Is Jan. 31

Posted 01.31.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Like dogs, booze and dessert? You'll want to go to this event. The Washington Humane Society's 12th annual Sugar & Champagne Affair i...

LOOK: This Adorable Dog Needs Your Help

Posted 01.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How do you say no to this great big doggie smile? This is Polly Pocket. She's about a year old, and she's always got that grin on her...

LOOK: 106 Baby Chickens Wind Up In D.C. After Post Office Goof

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- 106 misdirected baby chickens were recently waylaid at a post office in the nation's capital. The Rhode Island Reds were intended fo...

PHOTOS: This Cute Puppy Needs Your Help

Posted 12.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Would a friendly litter-box-trained bunny brighten these cold days? We've got Roo the housebroken rabbit and 19 other dogs, cats and...

Schnookums Needs A Home, He And His Friends Are Ready To Take Your Mind Off The Storm

Posted 10.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Need something adorable and furry to take your mind off the impending Frankenstorm? We are especially taken with little Onion, a ...

LOOK: These Cats, Dogs And Bunnies Are Looking For New Homes

Posted 09.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Fall is a great time to go hiking with a new dog, adopted from a local shelter. Or to snuggle on the couch, feeding carrots to your new ...

LOOK: Adorable Black Cats And Dogs

Posted 08.06.2012 | DC

Black cats and dogs don't have great luck finding permanent homes. When Time looked at "Black Dog Syndrome" last year, the publication found that ...

Adopt These Cute Cats With No Adoption Fees

Posted 06.15.2012 | DC

Meow -- are you looking for a new cat to love during cat adoption month? During the month of June, many D.C.-area shelters are waiving cat adoption...

A Litter Box Trained Chihuahua, Kitties From Ethiopia, And Other Lovable Furballs Who Need New Homes

Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

Click at your own risk: You won't be able to resist the animals in this week's slideshow of adoptable animals. Sophie is a lovable year-old purebre...

Dog Breed Legislation Is Inherently Dangerous

Lisa LaFontaine | Posted 07.30.2012 | DC
Lisa LaFontaine

Leaders throughout Maryland are grasping the ineffectiveness of the Court's ruling on pit bulls. It's tremendously difficult to determine if a dog is a pit bull or cross bred, and discrimination against dogs based on appearance is wrong.

LOOK: Won't You Adopt These Lovable Pit Bulls?

Posted 05.11.2012 | DC

In tribute to a very special pit bull named Barky whose life ended on Tuesday, this week we are giving you an all-pit bull slideshow of adorable adopt...

Washington Humane Society Foster Challenge

Lisa LaFontaine | Posted 06.27.2012 | DC
Lisa LaFontaine

Not only do foster families provide a much needed safe haven for animals, but they also give each dog or cat the opportunity to feel comfortable enough to reveal his or her true personality.