The Washington Area Humane Society was voted Best Nonprofit in a contest held by the Observer Reporter, a daily newspaper covering Washington County, Greene County, and the Mon Valley in Pennsylvania, with some overlap into the South Hills of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County.
Introduced in 2017, the Best of the Best Community’s Choice Awards celebrates the best businesses, organizations, people and more that the residents of Washington and Greene counties and the South Hills thought deserved the distinction of best in their respective categories.
Readers submitted write-in nominations in July and voting occurred in September. The top three vote-getters in each category are recognized in this Best of the Best publication.  More than 400,000 votes were cast, and the Washington Area Humane Society won for Best Nonprofit!
The WAHS also recently broke ground on a new shelter building, and has raised $800,000 toward its $1.5 million goal.  “WAHS’s new building will be open and welcoming, where animals have the space to thrive and play, and where resources are available to meet the needs of our community. This new home will provide new hope to the voiceless, neglected and abused animals in Washington County. Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2019.”
Congratulations to our friends at the Washington Area Humane Society, and keep up the good work!