Environment & Animal Welfare Stories

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It's Not Just the Pets, It's Also the People

October 25, 2020 | By Elizabeth Babcock | Low Cost Spay Neuter Washington County "Fix 'ur Cat"

It’s been breathtaking for me to encounter an entire group where nobody makes a dime for their efforts. They all show up simply because they are that dedicated. It’s amazing and humbling to witness.

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Constructive Support

October 25, 2020 | By Washington Area Humane Society | Washington Area Humane Society

In early 2018 the Washington Area Humane Society was in the beginning stages of planning for construction of their new facility as well as starting a capital campaign. Kelly Proudfit, Executive Director of the society was tasked with building a group of volunteers to serve on the construction committee.

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In a Pickle!

October 25, 2020 | By David Douglas McKenery | Friends of Canonsburg Town Park

When I hear the word "pickle," I don’t think sweet or dill. I think of pickleball. You might say I’m a pickleball fanatic. Despite being a physical education teacher for 37 years, I had never heard of pickleball until five years ago when a friend asked me to play for the first time. I fell in love with the sport. Little did I know it would change my life.

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The Gift of Grace

June 10, 2019 | By Kelly Proudfit | Washington Area Humane Society

The crate was hot and cramped. Gracie, a tan dog with a white chest and white toes, huddled unhappily inside. Occasionally, the sound of footsteps outside made her head perk up with hope – maybe she would be let out of the crate, or at least fed and given some water. But Gracie was ignored, and she began to grow weak.

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At First Sight

June 10, 2019 | By Sherry Knight | Pet Search

The phone call came very early in the morning.

An employee of Tractor Supply called Pet Search after a kitten was discovered crying pitifully underneath a dumpster behind the store.

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Hail, Caesar!

June 10, 2019 | By Emily Fox | Low Cost Spay Neuter Washington County "Fix 'ur Cat"

Caesar is a cat with a kingdom. 

From his perch on his throne (a padded bench near the front door) in the Fix ‘Ur Cat office on Pike street, Caesar is a dignified monarch. With bowed legs and ruffled fur, he oversees the daily spay and neuter activities with a noble air, his tail twitching contentedly. 

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