Receive a special discount on the adoption fee by adopting a Pet of the Week!!!

Here I sit wondering if the reason I don’t get adopted is because I am a Pit Bull or because I am deaf. I have always been deaf so I don’t know any difference but you do need to be patient with me because sometimes I don’t understand what you want me to do. I had a home but the landlord would not allow me to stay. The sooner I find a new home the sooner we can get to know each other and figure out a system to communicate. I have been here two and a half months and I really want to move on. I am neutered, house trained and I get along with children and cats. Please don’t pass me by because of my disability; I can still love and I want to be loved. I sure hope someone will take me home this week. I have a lot of playing to do and need more room than a cage. Please don’t reject me because I am black, surely you don’t believe in silly superstitions do you? Here at the shelter they say black cats are good luck. It will be my lucky day if I can become part of your family. So if you would like a playful frisky kitten than I am the guy for you.

Joan Wendel has been a very active member of our Board of Directors for the past 14 years. She is relocating out of the area to spend more time with family. Best wishes to the Wendel family, we will miss you!

MEGA SHOW 2014!!!

Somerset American Legion, February 15, 2014



We are appealing to all Pennsylvania residents, humane societies, animal shelters, animal rescues, and all others who care about animal cruelty and neglect in PA.!!!

In February 2013, PA Representative Dom Costa, from Allegheny County introduced House Bill 760 which would significantly increase the penalties for violation of the Animal Cruelty law in the state of Pennsylvania. This bill is now stuck in the PA. House Judiciary Committee with hundreds of other proposed House Bills. It appears that most Democratic House members are in support of this bill but it seems the majority members, which are Republicans, have not supported this. Why? We don't know. Although, it is probably a partisan issue, just like the reason our US Congress does not work together.

We are pleading for everyone to contact not only the Republican Judiciary Committee members listed below, but also your local state Representative (especially if they are Republican) and tell them you want them to support this bill and to move it forward.

Sadly, Pennsylvania is rated in the bottom 10 states as far as effective state laws in dealing with violations and violators of animal cruelty and neglect. For too long, animal abusers have been given a "slap on the wrist" for harming animals in Pennsylvania. We must try to end that as quickly as possible. PLEASE HELP. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know that shares your concern and compassion.


Majority Members (Room 218 ROB)

Marsico, Ron , Chair
Stephens, Todd , Secretary
Cutler, Bryan, Subcommittee Chair on Family Law
Grell, Glen R., Subcommittee Chair on Courts
Krieger, Timothy, Subcommittee Chair on Crime and Corrections
Creighton, Tom C.
Delozier, Sheryl M.
Ellis, Brian L.
Gillespie, Keith
Keller, Mark K.
O'Neill, Bernie
Rock, Todd
Saccone, Rick
Toepel, Marcy
Toohil, Tarah

In partnership with Purina® Pets for People™ we are happy to offer a Purina® Pets for People discount program to qualified individuals, fifty five years of age and older.

The Pets for People program helps to cover the cost of adoption fees and provides product information‚ coupons‚ and a pet care booklet. Why? Studies have shown that pet companionship may actually help improve health and outlook on life.

Find out more by visiting the Purina® Pets for People website or by calling our shelter.


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12-5 PM
Sunday (Adoptions Only): 12-5 PM
Closed Wednesdays


Coxes Creek Rd from Route 31 is closed due to bridge repairs. From Route 31, turn onto Westridge Rd, make a left onto Antram Rd, and then another left onto Whitetrail Rd. Our shelter is still accessible from Husband Rd to Marlwood Dr. Please call us for directions.


Premier Golf Outing
Indian Lake Private Golf Course
August 9th, 11:30 AM - 8 PM

Four man scramble format. Price is $100 per person and includes golf, cart, mixed grill lunch, steak dinner and beverages on the course! For more information, to register or to become a sponsor, please contact Michelle at (814) 233-4950.

See you there!!


Win this beautiful handmade quilt!! Tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased at the shelter or by contacting any Board or Auxiliary member. Winner will be drawn on August 10, 2014.


Win this 1989 Corvette T-Top with 22,000 original miles! Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at the shelter or by contacting any board or auxiliary member. Tickets will also be available at various upcoming events. Winner accepts the car as is and is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.

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Tanner was previously owned but his owners were required by the landlord to re-home him. He will need a new owner that is patient as he is deaf. Tanner loves bones, he is friendly with cats and he is house trained.


Please contact your Pennsylvanian state legislators and ask them to support the following: House Bill 41 Anti-Tethering, House Bill 760 Animal Cruelty, and Senate Bill 522 Anti-Tethering.


We are in need of new dog houses similar to those listed here. Intermediate and extra large sizes would be best. Monetary donations made towards the purchase of new dog houses will also be greatly appreciately. Thank you!!

Help reduce the number of animals in shelters! If anyone is interested in sponsoring one of our shelter pets to be spayed or neutered please call us at 814-443-2121 for details. Thank you.


Some of our animals are in foster homes. Please call ahead if there is someone in particular you wish to meet in case we need to make arrangements with the foster family. Thank you.


We are in need of volunteer dog walkers. Walkers must be at least 18 and able to handle energetic dogs. Call us at 814-443-2121 if you are able to help! Thank you.

Our Wish List

Stretch and Scratch for cats

Kuranda Beds

Kong toys

Cat Treats

Cat Flea Medicine (Advantage-Hartz-Sergeant)

Baking Soda

Kitty Litter

Canned Dog and Cat Food

30 Gallon Garbage Cans with Lids

Pet Safe Salt

Creamy Peanut Butter

Chewie Toys


Gas Cards for the Humane Officer's truck

Foster homes

Volunteer Dog Walkers

Cat Cuddlers

Monetary Donations are also needed

Please send to:

Humane Society of Somerset County
P.O. Box 182
Somerset, PA 15501

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We would like to give a special thanks to the following businesses.

For helping our shelter and animals:
Petco in Johnstown

For grooming our animals:
Barbara Stutzman of Happy Tails

Helping to promote our shelter:
Gittler's Pets in Johnstown

Promoting our Pets of the Week:
Daily American

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Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed

Please help!  We need volunteers to help us exercise the dogs.  We try to walk the dogs each day to provide them with the exercise and attention they so desperately need.  You can volunteer as little or as much as you like.  If you would be interested in helping us care for our animal guests, please call the shelter at 814-443-2121.

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