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June Is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -  June may be the month of grads. dads, and brides, but savvy felines know it is also officially Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.

With animal shelters severely crowded by the springtime arrival of too many kittens, and the increasing number of cat owners forced to surrender their pets due to economic hardship, shelters and rescue groups put forth special efforts in June to get the resident shelter cats into forever homes, freeing up space for the always-growing number of others arriving daily.

Fancy Cats Rescue Team, a well-established cat rescue group in Virginia, helps many area shelter in D.C., Md. and Va., which are overcrowded with cats, by taking the healthy cats that are scheduled to be put to sleep and working to place them.

WHS Alumni Update: May 25, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: May 25, 2012

It’s a holiday weekend, so we’ll keep today’s post short and sweet. Catch up with two amazing WHS alumni!


Rocky went home yesterday! Rocky came to the Washington Humane Society emaciated with severe congenital skeletal deformations as well as calluses on both legs and a severely infected sore on one leg. He was being kept in a crate approximately half his size with no bedding for 15-20 hours a day. After a long recovery under the care of dedicated officers in our Humane Law Enforcement Department, he has happily found his forever family! Hooray for Rocky! (Check out all the love he received on our recent Facebook post!).