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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Daisies Do Good!


When Daisy Troop 4839 decided to support the animals they did it in a BIG way; they collected within the troop and posted requests on their school and neighborhood list-serves.  The result of their collection campaign netted bags and bags of much needed toys, treats and linens.  They even raised enough money to sponsor a cat in Kitty City.  
Thank you Troop 4839

Friday, May 20, 2016

Caring Kids -- All About Animals Thursdays Brought Friends Together

For three weeks, eight area young animal enthusiasts visited the  shelter on Thursday afternoons.   We  laughed during a puppy party, got up close and personal with ferrets and rabbits, and clicker trained cats.   And, that's not all -- the students took a crash course in caring for bottle-fed  foster kittens and questioned Cpl. Meg Holeva about her many animal control rescues, including a bird stuck in a tree (long story).  While the program  may be over, the students' commitment to helping animals is undoubtedly a life-long commitment. 
Come back and visit  friends!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ask and You May Receive

WHS/WARL's wish-list is long.  Toys and treats are always needed and often generously purchased for the animals  in our care. Less glamorous, but  needed just as much, if not more so, are the things that we use, and use-up, everyday -- paper towels, dish and liquid soaps trash bags and Ziploc bags,
Brightwood Education Campus' pre-k, kindergarten and first grade counselor Senovia Hurtado, a long-time Washington Humane Society supporter and proponent of  humane education, guides her young learners through a  series of lessons promoting civic engagement, placing particular emphasis on all acts of kindness -- no matter how big or small --  make a difference. The enthusiastic Brightwood "bucket-fillers" and their families recently completed a supply drive for the animals -- filling boxes and packing my car to the point where I could not see out  the back window.   
Once unloaded, a member of the  WHS/WARL animal care team commented, "This is just what we needed."  Helping shelters to care for the animals encourages kindness throughout the community! Thank you Brightwood Education Campus Bucket-Fillers!