PAWgress Newsletter                                                                               April 2016 
 Issue # 4
SEE YOU April 1!!!!!!!
We are excited to get the party started with everyone at the 2016 Top Dog Dinner & Dance "Mardi Claws."

A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door if you missed your chance to purchase online or at the shelter.  

We're Loving It!  McDonald's "McCafe' for a Cause"
McDonald's has designated our shelter as their charity for April.  

Each Monday in the Month of April at 3 locations, 50% of ALL coffee sales will be donated to the shelter!

There is no better day than Monday to kick start your day with a visit to one of the 3 participating McDonald's in the Southern Maryland area and help the shelter by grabbing a coffee!  

3 Locations:

109 Drury Drive La Plata, MD
6385 Crain Hwy La Plata, MD
3000 Crain Hwy Waldorf, MD

Please share our great news with friends, family and co-workers!!!
March Adoptions

In March, 87 homeless pets are no longer homeless thanks to our neighbors adopting from our shelter.   

See all Available DOGS
See all Available CATS
See all Available SMALL PETS
SUMMER CAMPS -- Look no further!
The Humane Society of Charles County is gearing up for some of the most exciting and fun filled summer camps in the Southern Maryland area.

Starting July and running into August, 5 weeks of various animal themed camps from 9:00 - 4:00 each Monday-Friday will be offered for various ages.

****NEW**** June 20-24, "Animal Safari Camp" for ages 4-5 years.  

Pay online for each camp and print out and email the registration form to CGonzales@humanesocietycc.org

Volunteers Needed
April Volunteer Orientation
J oin us on April 2, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to learn all about the volunteer opportunities available.  Make sure to get one of the "NEW" True Blue Volunteer T-Shirts during the orientation. 

Location:  71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD.

Final Days for the 2016 Poster Contest!!!
The 2016 Poster Contest theme is "We're Better Together!"  Don't miss out on prizes, birthday parties, certificates, and t-shirts!  

Entries must be received by April 15, 2016.  

Learn more about all of the Humane Education Programs, CLICK HERE
RABIES Vaccine Clinic
Join us to keep your pets healthy and happy!  Our next rabies vaccine clinic will be held 

April 17, 2016
1:30-3:30 pm
71 Industrial Park Drive
Waldorf, MD

Vaccines offered the day of clinic are 
Rabies (1 and 3* years) $12
Distemper $15.00
Bordatella $24.00
Other Services Provided
Microchipping $30.00
County License $5.00 (if pet is spayed/neutered)
County License $25.00 (if pet is NOT spayed/neutered)

*3 years rabies vaccine -- You must bring a current rabies certificate to receive a three (3) year vaccination. 

Charles County requires a license for all cats & dogs.

*Dogs should be leashed and under control at all times, cats and small animals should be in a carrier. Please give yourself enough room between your neighbors while waiting in line.

April Pets of the Month Niko & Sheba 

Niko is an elegant lilac point Siamese mix who is just as friendly as he is beautiful. He is two years old, out of the crazy kitten stage but still very playful. He loves people and would make an excellent lap cat. If you would like to meet Niko just visit the shelter Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 - 6:00 pm.  Thursday & Friday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 6:00 pm.  

Ms. Sheba

Meet Sheba, a 14 year old Akita mix that ended up at our shelter due to no fault of her own.  She's a sweet old lady, and should NOT be in a shelter to live out the rest of her days.  It is heartbreaking when we get an older pet in our shelter.  Everything they've ever known is no more.  Sheba needs a nice sunny spot to lounge around in all day, with an occasional trip outside in order to take care of business.  Can you find it in your heart to adopt a senior?

2016 Holiday Craft Fair 
It's never too early to talk about the 2016 Holiday Craft Fair held annually at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD.  We are working closely with school officials to confirm the date of the 2016 Holiday Craft Fair and will provide information on how to register once this becomes available.  Check HERE for updates. 

Keeping our community up to date on important pet information!

Free Rabies Clinics In Your Area

Does your cat, dog, or ferret need a rabies vaccination?  If you cannot make it to our Rabies Clinic on April 17th -- please take advantage of these free clinics to get them vaccinated. Maryland law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets to be vaccinated for rabies. Protect the ones you love and bring your pet to a rabies clinic.

Calvert County

April 9, 10 a.m. to Noon
Northern High School (2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings)

April 16, 10 a.m. to Noon
Huntingtown High School (4125 N Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown)

April 23, 10 a.m. to Noon
Patuxent High School (12485 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby)
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