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WHS Alumni Update: Swoosh!

WHS Alumni Update: Swoosh!

By Terry and Leilani Ames

We recently received a letter from the Washington Humane Society (WHS) asking how Swoosh was doing. We adopted “Spain” in February 2011 and renamed the boy Swoosh (for the spot on his backside that resembles the Nike "swoosh" logo). When we got him our vet noted that he was overweight and needed to lose some pounds since it seemed his back legs were having a tough time supporting him. He suggested that we watch what he eats and get him exercising.

Puppet Duo Promoting Importance Of Pet Vaccination

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Mutt and Kitty, a pair of celebrity puppets, began a nationwide tour Friday to remind pet owners of the importance of vaccination.

Mutt and Kitty, the official faces of the Merck Animal Health initiative, are dedicated to educating pet owners about the importance of vaccination. "Many pets are not fully or regularly vaccinated, leaving millions unprotected and vulnerable to disease," says Mutt. "Together, we can change that!."

The popular star of "Even Dogs Get the Flu" has used his celebrity status to spread the word about better pet health. Now he shares the ticket with pet celeb newcomer Kitty, who represents the feline demographic. "Cast your vote for cats too," she urges.

Join the WHS Foster Challenge

Join the WHS Foster Challenge

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is challenging DC area residents to help alleviate overcrowding in our adoption centers. As part of a month-long Foster Challenge, we will be calling on individuals, families and businesses to volunteer as temporary foster care parents for homeless animals during May, the peak of "baby animal season." We hope we can count on our caring community to join us! Read more about the foster experience from our own President and CEO Lisa LaFontaine in today’s entry, also published on the Huffington Post.