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City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

By Diana Foley, WHS Volunteer


Early one Friday morning in June, Donnie the Pekin duck was preparing to fly south—via US Airways. Tucked inside a soft-sided pet carrier, we made our way through the airport, keeping our fingers crossed that Donnie would make it through check-in and security without any trouble. We had called the airline ahead of time to confirm that Donnie would be allowed in the cabin, but knowing that ducks probably aren’t an everyday sight for travelers and airline staff, we proceeded with caution.


Foster Monday: Tally

Foster Monday: Tally

Sweet Tally Seeks a Forever Home!

This week’s featured foster pet is the beautiful Tally. She is currently living with her foster caregiver Diane Barnes and family while she waits patiently to find her forever home. Help Tally meet her match this week by sharing her story and photos with your friends, family, and communities!

Diane shares some info about this great girl:

Annual Dog Wash To Benefit Working K9s

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA)- A national dog daycare franchise is giving back this summer by helping service dogs who give to others year-round. Dogtopia's goal, through charity dog washes scheduled for July 21-22, is to raise $25,000 for working canines across the United States, as well as military dogs overseas.

Nationwide, Dogtopias will participate in the company's eighth annual charity dog wash, and the donations raised will go toward all types of working animals, from police dogs to therapy canines.

The first dog wash fundraiser was held in 2005 at the original Dogtopia location in Vienna, Va., with a goal of generating support for military dogs and their handlers serving overseas. That first event attracted national attention and $9,000 in donations. The funds enabled Dogtopia to ship 5,000 lbs of supplies, including cooling pads, protective eye wear and clothing, as well as very welcome peanut butter treats and Frisbees.

WHS Alumni Update: July 6, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: July 6, 2012

We catch up with a few great alumni below. Help us complete more families by helping animals like Kit Kat and Dizzy find forever homes this week!

“My sweet girl, Luna, a Washington Humane Society alum, was a great flower girl in my wedding last weekend. Cute, no?”
-Anna Miller

We sure think so, Anna! Congratulations!