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Holiday Tips

The holiday season is usually a busy time for a lot of folks. There’s shopping to do, food to cook, and people to entertain. To help you get through this festive time of year, we have a few simple tips:

WHS Holiday Photos with your Pet

Bring your furry friend to see Santa and capture the unforgettable moment for a lifetime.  Each photo is $20 and all proceeds from the photo events will benefit the programs and services at WHS. We hope to see you at one or ALL of our four upcoming Holiday Photos with your Pet events!

Saturday, December 4th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Dog Shop

1625 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

We Are Searching For Anacostia Community Bloggers!

Dear Greater Anacostia community,

We are looking for community contributors for our Anacostia website!  Community producers contribute blog posts and photos to our WUSA 9 "Where You Live" Anacostia site. 

What topics are appropriate?  Write or take photos of happenings in your community, fun happy hours or new restaurant openings, different events going on, festivals, or fairs.  Really, anything you care about in your neighborhood is what we are looking for. You can do pre-event promotional stories, or you can actually attend events and write reviews as well.  Anything that is an important issue or community news topic in Anacostia is welcomed----no story is too small!  

Giving Thanks

WHS has a lot to be thankful for this year. We have found forever homes for thousands of pets, we have a dedicated staff of animal lovers, plus we have generous donors and wonderful volunteers and partners who support us year round. But what we are most thankful for are the animals. They are the life blood of this organization and now it’s our turn to give thanks to them for enriching our lives.

Please join us in giving thanks to these wonderful shelter animals. Here’s what you can do:

Roller Derby: It is What We Are Thankful For!

Capitol Hill, DC---This Sunday, November 21, the DC Rollergirls will roll back into the DC Armory for the second bout of their fifth season.

DC Fire & EMS Department Receives Large Donation to Expand Their Community Outreach Program

This story comes to us from Pete Piringer of the D.C. Fire Department: 

It is often said that education is our most powerful tool.  Fire safety education programs, which teach people how to prevent fires and how to react in the event of an emergency, are extremely powerful in preventing avoidable injury and even death. In order to better educate their community around fire-safety, the DC Fire & EMS Department will expand their current education program.

Fireman’s Fund is donating $16,000 to the DC Fire & EMS Department so they may purchase fire safety training equipment, including audio and visual training equipment and “take home” fire safety brochures.

DPW to Begin Collecting Leaves Monday, November 8

This story comes to us from Linda Grant of Alert DC: