Paws and Claws HSWC Newsletter

We’re excited to re-vamp our Humane Society Newsletter! Paws and Claws will be published twice a year and sent out through email. Our newsletter used to go out quarterly, but since our social media and website are so active, we thought it’ll be bigger and better just twice a year. Paper copies will be available upon request. Sign up HERE to keep up to date with all the great things happening at the shelter!


Adoptions & Fostering During the Shutdown

During this shutdown, we are now allowing the public to fill out foster and adoption applications at home, and email them to us. Take a picture of your completed application, and email it to us at [email protected]! If you are pre-approved, we will then set up an appointment for you to spend time with your new foster/furbaby to make sure it’s a good fit.

You can find the Foster Application below, and you can find the Cat and Dog Adoption Applications on the corresponding AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION page.

Foster App (PDF)

Struttin’ Our Mutts

We have some disappointing news, as you all may have expected. Considering the current pandemic, we cannot have Struttin’ Our Mutts on the rescheduled date of April 26th. We aren’t losing all hope, though, and we’d love for you to hold onto your tickets while we line up a new new date.
We’ve really been working hard at getting this fashion show together, and we’d hate to see all lost due to the virus. We appreciate your patience and support, and stay tuned for further updates!

Food Bank

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in need of assistance. We have pet food of various types set aside in our food bank, designed to help out Wicomico County residents in times of need. All you need is a valid ID proving Wicomico County residency, and proof of your pet’s current rabies vaccination. Give us a call. We’re here to help!

Dog Walking Restrictions

Bow-Wow At Brew

NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED @ Brew River Seafood House & Dock Bar

Tickets available at the door and online here!

Sponsors and donations needed! Contact Emily at [email protected]

Shelter Items Needed

We currently need:

Dog: Toys – check out Spots’ Best Durable Chew Toys!, leashes, collars and Pupperoni treats, peanut butter.

Cat: KITTEN CHOW!!! Toys, litter boxes, Temptations treats, double & single food bowls

Cleaning supplies: Fabuloso, paper towels, bleach, liquid laundry and dish detergents.

Thanks for your support!

*We do accept blankets and towels. We do NOT accept pillows, bed pads, comforters, or anything with stuffing that the dogs can tear into*

Fundraising Events

Remember to review our Events Calendar often…..