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WHS Waives Cat Adoption Fees in June


This notice comes to us from the Washington Humane Society:

To celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Washington Humane Society (WHS), in collaboration with the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the makers of Fresh Step litter, is participating in a fee-waived adoption program to help find loving homes for cats. During the month of June, WHS will waive adoption fees on all cats over the age of 2 at both of its shelter locations.    


Washington Humane Society Urges Public to Protect Pets from Extreme Heat


This story comes to us from Jacquie Toppings:

Washington D.C. – The Washington, D.C. area is under a heat advisory, and the Washington Humane Society (WHS) is reminding pet companions to pay special attention to their animals during extreme high temperatures.


“Pets are vulnerable in severe heat, and they depend on their caretakers to provide what is needed for them to stay healthy and cool,” said Scott Giacoppo, Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer, Washington Humane Society. “When warm weather is uncomfortable for people, it can quickly lead to life-threatening heat exhaustion in pets.”


The Washington Humane Society offers the following tips to keep pets safe during the current heat advisory and upcoming warm summer months:


Planet Pet Opens its Doors on Florida Avenue

Planet Pet, a store that has spent the past 11 years in the 14th street corridor near U Street, opened its doors in its new location on Friday, October 1.

Planet Pet, formerly known as "Dogs by Day & GreenPets" and formerly located at 1722 and 1724 14th Street NW, now resides at 1711 Florida Avenue in NW.

Planet Pet will still offer services such as:

  • Pet daycare
  • Boarding
  • Retail
  • Grooming
  • And adoption support

While Planet Pet's website is currently under construction, you can contact them at 202-986-6301.

Meet Community Heroes at this Adams Morgan Fire Station Openhouse!


Pete Piringer, Chief Spokesperson and Director of Public Information for the D.C. Fire and EMS Department, has been all over the news lately. Between the naked fireman photo and the firetruck and metrobus collission, the Fire Department has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons this week.  But here's something that Piringer sent us that seems to be a really nice cause:

This Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m, there will be an Open House at the DC Fire & EMS- Engine Company 21, located at 1763 Lanier Place, NW in Adams Morgan. 

The Open House will give the public the opportunity to learn about the history of the Engine Company and service to the community, check out the 100 year-old fire station, and meet the local EMS & fire firefighters and ANC Commissioners.

Officer Shoots Dog During Adams Morgan Day

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- As thousands walked past, DC Police investigated an active crime scene, but what transpired here has some residents stunned and horrified.

What is clear is that two dogs, both on leashes, got in a fight on an 18th Street sidewalk. A police officer intervened, tossed one of the dogs down a stairwell and fired his gun.

"People were in utter shock. Shock that a police officer would shoot a dog in a crowd of people. It just seems insane," said resident Robin Bell.

Charles Planck, also a resident, says, "It's a little dangerous to be firing guns in a crowd of 10,000 people. Also if you look at the space where they shot the gun, that bullet could ricochet anywhere."

The owner of the dog, Aaron Block, says "He bit a poodle on the foot. Dogs bite each other. It wasn't a major altercation. I broke it up. I was in the process of subduing him when the canine cop came and threw him down in that basement"