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Washington Area Humane Society

Nonprofit Overview

The mission of the Washington Area Humane Society (WAHS) is to provide shelter, safety, and care for the abandoned and abused animals of Washington County with the goal of placing them in forever homes. Our vision is for all animals to have a valued life and a loving home. 

The WAHS was incorporated in 1906 and has served animals in Washington County for over 100 years. The WAHS serves over 2,000 pets a year through adoptions, foster placements, low-cost veterinary clinics, affordable spay and neuter services, and a community pet food bank.

Additionally, the WAHS offers community programming including free adoptions for veterans through the Pets for US Vets Program, Reading Tails, Cat Yoga, Scout Programs, Birthday Parties, Group Experiences, Volunteering opportunities, and more!

Consider supporting the WAHS which is 100% privately funded and you will directly impact the animals in most need in Washington County.

Washington Area Humane Society surgery
Washington Area Humane Society cat

Current Needs

Often, we receive animals in crises that need extra medical attention. Because we do not offer a full vet hospital at the Washington Area Humane Society (WAHS), many of these animals are transported to local vets or hospitals to receive the lifesaving care they need. These situations become expensive quickly – This is where your gift comes in!

The Animal Relief Fund (ARF) was created to reserve funds for these lifesaving procedures. Every dollar we receive designated to the ARF is another life that is saved.

To give directly to the ARF, visit

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