MEET OUR PETS OF THE WEEK
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Well, the first thing you need to know about me is that I absolutely love playing ball so if you want to adopt me please be sure you can play ball! Other than that I only ask that you are kind to me and that you will allow me to love you. I would not mind if there were kids in the family; I get along so well with them, mostly because they love to play ball too. If you don’t like to play ball then we could go on a walk together, I have pretty good leash manners and I know how to sit when asked. All in all I think I would be a nice addition to any family, now if one would just choose me. I am a little over two years old and so anxious to leave the shelter. I feel sad when I see other dogs being chosen for adoption, please don’t make me wait much longer.
I have been waiting for about four months for a new home. I was living in a not so nice place before coming to the shelter now I wish someone nice would see me and take me to new home. I can’t live with other cats but dogs are fine. I don’t mind children either. I am a little over a year old and spayed. I have good manners and know about the litter box. My favorite thing is getting brushed, I just love that. I know there are so many cats that need a home so I worry I may never find my family but I am hoping this is my lucky week. Come on now, get to the shelter this week, I am waiting for you.
KELLY NEEDS A SPECIAL HOME!!!
I am seeking a new home and the sooner I find one the better! Everyone says I am old and “cranky.” Well, let me just tell you what I have had to endure and see if you would not be a bit cranky too. First of all I had a home where I lived for 13 years, that’s right all my life until now. Suddenly the people who had me decided to move but said I could not go along imagine my shock when I ended up at the shelter. I am used to being quiet, no other animals around, peace and quiet. Well this shelter is none of those tings. Sure I get fed very well and cared for but there is no peace and quiet here, my nerves are frayed! Sometimes I can be in a room by myself and then I am fine and allow the staff to pet me. But then I have to go back to my space where there are other animals and I just can’t adjust. Nobody wants me because they say I am too old; age is just a number, I don’t feel old. I am already spayed and I am declawed. Many people have expressed a desire to give me a home but they are so far away. Can you believe it; some one from a country called Austria wants me and someone in Kentucky and North Carolina. I just don’t want to travel so far away so I am asking for a chance to stay around here. Surely there are people right here in Somerset County that could give me a nice quiet place to live, a place where I can be the only pet. I really wish some one needing a sensible companion would consider allowing me to spend my senior years with them. I may be scared at first but if you are patient I can be your friend.
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
IF YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMAL CRUELTY AND NEGLECT IN PA, PLEASE READ THIS!!!
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.!!!
PA. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
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.
Keller, Mark K.
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
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.
DOG HOUSES NEEDED!!!
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.
DOG WALKERS NEEDED!!
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
Cat Flea Medicine (Advantage-Hartz-Sergeant)
Canned Dog and Cat Food
30 Gallon Garbage Cans with Lids
Pet Safe Salt
Creamy Peanut Butter
Gas Cards for the Humane Officer's truck
Volunteer Dog Walkers
Monetary Donations are also needed
Please send to:
Humane Society of Somerset County
P.O. Box 182
Somerset, PA 15501
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:
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