October 15, 2016
Dear Noel,
October has been exciting for us. Our celebratory Roaring Twenties gala is just one week away, and we've been nominated for  the new People's Choice Nonprofit Award!
During exciting times like these, we're reminded how fortunate we are to be in a supportive community consisting of people like you. Thank you for being a part of our story. 
95 Years of Moments Like These 
Roscoe was brought to our shelter when his family was regrettably unable to care for him anymore. He was 10 years old and cute as a button, but had some health issues that could make finding an adopter difficult. Roscoe was blind in both eyes, and from what we could tell, he was most likely deaf as well.
Between his age and handicaps, we worried how Roscoe would find his forever home.
One day a little girl and her mom came into the shelter with a unique request. The little girl wanted a senior dog to care for and to give the best life possible in its remaining years.
Of course, we had to introduce the pair to Roscoe! They spent a significant amount of time interacting with him, but it didn’t take long before they knew he was the one.
That little girl found her new family member that day, and Roscoe found his. Despite his special needs, there was someone who would love him and care for him after all – a little girl who came into the shelter looking for a friend just like him.
Special moments like these are what have kept us going since 1921.
In 2016, we’re celebrating 95 years of saving lives.
95 years of watching companionships blossom through animal adoptions.
95 years of reuniting lost pets with their families.
95 years of protecting Washington County public health and safety.
What started in a one room building in 1921 has grown into a progressive animal welfare organization that offers a plethora of services to the community.
Please join us in celebrating these very special 95 years. Our Roaring Twenties gala is taking place at Fountain Head Country Club on October 22. There is only one week left before the big night and we would love for you to celebrate with us.
Roaring Twenties Gala ONE WEEK AWAY! 
Our 95th anniversary "Roaring Twenties" gala is just a week away! On October 22, we'll celebrate with a night of fun and excitement at Fountain Head Country Club. 
The evening will include a cocktail hour and dinner, as well as special appearances by some legendary icons of the Twenties. There will be games of Craps, Blackjack and Texas Hold 'Em, a silent auction, time-period dancers, live entertainment and more!
As a black tie event, come dressed in your best flapper dress or gangster attire. We're going to live it up in true "Roaring Twenties" fashion and it will certainly be a night to remember!
Hurry - time is running out! Buy your tickets here.
Vote for the HSWC! 
Shelter nominated for People's Choice Nonprofit Award
The Community Foundation of Washington County has a new People's Choice Nonprofit Award, and the HSWC was one of three nonprofits nominated to win!
YOU get to choose the winner through online voting! People may vote from 9 a.m. on October 17th through 5 p.m. on October 21st at
Individuals may only vote once, but spread the word to your family and friends! The winner receives a $5,000 endowment fund at the Foundation! 
Are WE your favorite in Washington County? Then please give us your vote and help make a difference in the lives of the animals at our shelter! 
Upcoming Events 
October 22nd
95th Anniversary Roaring Twenties Gala
6 - 10 pm
October 23rd
Skate to Save Lives
1st Annual 50k Skate at Starland Roller Rink
5 - 8 pm
$10 at the door or get sponsored to skate for free!

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