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Monday, August 22, 2016

How About Some Chipotle for Lunch Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 23rd? Chipotle Will Dontate 50% of Proceeds the Help the Homeless Animals at the Washington Humane Society – Washington Animal Rescue League

Washington, DC — On Tuesday, August 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Chipotle Mexican Grill will host a Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League (WHS-WARL) fundraiser across all downtown D.C., Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring Chipotle locations. When customers dining at any of these locations mention the fundraiser at the register, Chipotle will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League.  

Chipotle Mexican Grill to donate 50% of proceeds tomorrow to Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League programs supporting homeless animals.

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd,  at Chipotle Mexican Grill Locations in D.C., Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring


WHAT:           Chipotle Mexican Grill Fundraiser for WHS-WARL
                        50% of all proceeds donated to rescue and care for 60,000 homeless animals annually
                        CUSTOMERS MUST MENTION THE FUNDRAISER
    
WHERE:         Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in D.C., Bethesda, Rockville and Silver Spring

WHEN:          Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


About Washington Animal Rescue League/Washington Humane Society (WARL-WHS):

The Washington Humane Society -Washington Animal Rescue League combined organization cares for more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others.  Operating four animal-care facilities in Washington, D.C., the organization occupies a significant footprint in the District, and serves as a resource to current pet guardians and prospective adopters across the region. 

 Can't do lunch? You can always do dinner...Don't forget to mention the Fundraiser!

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Meet Cygnus, a Maine Coon Kitten Who’s Luxurious Tail Breaks The World Record

Your kitty may have a lovely tail, but it probably can’t compare to the tail of a Maine Coon kitten named Cygnus. According to his human, the tail measures about 18.4 inches, breaking the world record by about 2 inches. Though the measurement isn’t yet officially documented by Guinness World Records, the pictures speak for themselves.

The current record is held by Stewie, another Maine Coon who also holds the record for World’s Longest Cat. His tail is 16.34 inches long. Cygnus’s incredible tail shatters that record if the measurements are accurate.

Cygnus hasn’t let his enormous anatomy make him cocky. He’s happy to share the fluff while cuddling with his two cat brothers, Arcturus and Sirius. You can follow the cat sibling on Instagram if you just can’t get enough of that luxurious tail. Hopefully, you’ll be seeing it in the record books soon!





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A Cat, Named Batman, Who Was Born with Four Ears Has Found a New Home After He Was Brought Into a Shelter

The black feline with a rarely seen genetic mutation was cared for by the Humane Society in Western Pennsylvania for a month before his new owner adopted him.

The three-year-old cat with an extra set of ears is not the first of its kind.

The genetic mutation has been documented as far back as 1938 in Ashtabula, Ohio, with a four-eared cat named Toots.

“The mutation has been studied and is argued to be a recessive gene mutation needed from both parents in order to produce four ears,” the charity said.

Batman was unavailable for adoption when he first came into the shelter because he was being treated for an upper respiratory infection.

But on Tuesday, the shelter posted a video advert of him on Facebook.

“Batman would do well in a house with or without animals as he came from a house with several animals. He is a very friendly and love cheek rubs,” Hala Nuemah, managing director of the Western PA Humane Society, wrote.

Shelter veterinarian Dr Todd Blauvelt told CBS News: “He's a really cool cat. He's really nice. Really affectionate.

He has a very rare congenital defect. It doesn't really affect his hearing. He can hear just fine,” he explained.

Within a few hours he was snapped up by a young girl and her mother who gave him a permanent home.

“It was perfect because the little girl liked superheroes,” Caitlin Lasky, marketing communications manager for the Humane Society, told ABC News.





Three-year-old cat Batman has an extra set of ears due to a rare genetic mutation. Shelter veterinarian, Dr. Todd Blauvelt commented “it doesn't really affect his hearing.”



Batman was adopted after he was brought into the Humane Society by an owner who had several cats. Dr Todd Blauvelt said the cat (pictured) has “two little ear tufts behind his ears.”

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WHS/WARL: The Transport of Louisiana Dogs Has Been Cancelled Due to Mechanical Problems with Transport Vehicle – Dogs Will Stay in Roanoke, Virginia

Washington, DC  — The transport of 20 homeless dogs to the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League (WHS-WARL)  has been cancelled due to mechanical problems with the HSUS transport vehicle. The dogs that were scheduled to arrive at WHS-WARL will stay in Roanoke, Virginia at the Angels of Assisi Adoptions Center there. 
  
To read the initial story, click here: WHS-WARL to Receive 20 Dogs from Flood-Stricken Louisiana: Scheduled to Arrive in DC on Sunday Afternoon, August 21st

About Washington Animal Rescue League/Washington Humane Society (WARL-WHS)
The Washington Humane Society -Washington Animal Rescue League combined organization cares for more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others.  Operating four animal-care facilities in Washington, D.C., the organization occupies a significant footprint in the District, and serves as a resource to current pet guardians and prospective adopters across the region. 

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bei Bei, the National Zoo’s Youngest Giant Panda Cub, Celebrated His First Birthday on Saturday with a Giant Frozen Cake

Washington, DC - Bei Bei, the National Zoo’s youngest giant panda cub, celebrated his first birthday on Saturday with a giant frozen cake—as all pandas do.

The colorful cake—made of frozen apple, carrot and beet juice by the zoo’s nutrition department—took two weeks to create and weighs about 150 pounds. It was adorned with a giant number one.

Bei Bei will officially turn 1 on Monday. Saturday’s birthday celebration also included Bei Bei’s older sister, Bao Bao, who turns 3 on Tuesday, and Tian Tian, the cubs’ father, who turns 19 on Aug. 27, the Washington Post reported.

Early into the zoo’s Facebook Live broadcast on Saturday, Bei Bei had yet to approach his birthday cake, though his mother, Mei Xiang, was enjoying the frozen treat.

To see what the rest of the pandas are up to, check out the giant panda cam livestream.



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WHS-WARL to Receive 20 Dogs from Flood-Stricken Louisiana: Scheduled to Arrive in DC on Sunday Afternoon, August 21st

Washington, DC - The Washington Humane Society – Washington Animal Rescue League will receive 20 homeless dogs being transferred from flood-ravaged Louisiana.  The Louisiana SPCA along with the Humane Society of the United States are transferring dogs from shelters at or near capacity in Louisiana to make room for dogs displaced during the flooding.  

Dogs Transported to D.C. from Louisiana Shelters to Make Room for Flood Victims

WHAT:           Transfer of 20 dogs from Louisiana
    
WHERE:         The Washington Humane Society/Washington Animal Rescue                              League
                       71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
                       Washington, DC

WHEN:            Arrival of transport:  Sunday, August 21
                       Exact time TBD.  Arrival will be Sunday afternoon.

                       We will update you on better ETA Sunday morning.

                       Contact Matt Williams, WHS-WARL for detailed arrival                                         information

WHO:             Homeless dogs from Louisiana

TBD: (To be determined)

WHS-WARL: Intake Team

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Louisiana SPCA in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States contacted WHS-WARL to assist in relieving crowded conditions at shelters in the flood-stricken areas of Louisiana.  WHS-WARL will receive current shelter residents from the Louisiana shelters to make room for pets made homeless by the flooding situations in the area.

About Washington Animal Rescue League/Washington Humane Society (WARL-WHS)
The Washington Humane Society -Washington Animal Rescue League combined organization cares for more than 60,000 animals annually. The broad range of programs offered include: rescue and adoption, humane law enforcement, low-cost veterinary services, animal care & control, behavior and training, spay-neuter services, humane education, and many others.  Operating four animal-care facilities in Washington, D.C., the organization occupies a significant footprint in the District, and serves as a resource to current pet guardians and prospective adopters across the region. 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Retired FBI Agent, Jaquin “Jack” Garcia is Now the Director of Investigations for Guardians of Rescue

Guardians of Rescue has a reputation for helping animals, as well as veterans. But they are about to become even more effective when it comes to bringing animal abusers to justice. The animal rescue organization announces that they brought on Joaquin “Jack” Garcia, a former FBI agent, to head up the unit that investigates reports of animal cruelty.

“Bringing Jack Garcia on board is great news for us, and bad news for those who abuse animals,” says Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue. “Jack is the best there is at investigating such things and will get to the bottom of complicated animal abuse cases. This is one more giant step in helping the animals.”

Garcia spent 26 years as an FBI agent and was even dubbed by some as being the best undercover agent in the history of the FBI. He worked on over 100 undercover investigations, and his last case he went undercover as mobster “Jack Falcone” for many years, which helped get 39 convictions of Mafia figures. Today, he’s retired from the FBI, but ready to take on investigating those who abuse animals and help bring them to justice.

With the Guardians of Rescue, Garcia will be acting on larger complaints of animal abuse, cruelty, and neglect. As a investigator, he will be working with a group of licensed private investigators who are retired law enforcement that will aid in the investigations and assist with gathering information that can be used in animal cruelty cases. These cases may involve a range of issues such as hoarding, dog fighting, illegal breeding, etc. He will be working with the local state and federal authorities to investigate and document his findings.

“I’m happy to be able to put my skills and experience to use helping uncover animal cruelty,” says Jack Garcia. “Working with Guardians of Rescue I am confident we will be able to hold people accountable for the animal cruelty they are participating in. After years of investigating drug dealers, organized crime, murder for hire etc., the acts of violence on defenseless animals is as vicious as some of the crimes I’ve investigated.”

Guardians of Rescue provides assistance to animals out on the streets, helping to rescue them, provide medical care, food and shelter, and find foster-home placements. They are also instrumental in helping military members with their pets, and to provide service dogs to veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. To learn more, get involved, or to make a donation to support the Guardians of Rescue, log onto www.guardiansofrescue.org.

About Guardians of Rescue
Based in New York, Guardians of Rescue is an organization whose mission is to protect the well being of all animals. They provide aid to animals in distress, including facilitating foster programs, rehabilitation, assisting other rescue groups, and providing support to families, both military and not, who need assistance due to economic factors. To learn more about Guardians of Rescue, visit the site at www.guardiansofrescue.org.

To learn more about Guardians of Rescue, click HERE.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dog/Cat Days of Summer Adoption Event: Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League - Fitzgerald Auto Mall - August 20th

We will be at Fitzgerald Auto Mall on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for fun, food, prizes, and lots of giveaways! If those aren't your type of thing, why don't you take home a new best friend while you're there?

Find all of our available animals on our website: www.washhumane.org/adopt


WHAT: Adoption Event

WHEN: Saturday, August 20, 2016

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Fitzgerald Auto Mall
114 Baughman’s Lane
Frederick, Maryland 21702



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