MEET OUR PETS OF THE WEEK
Receive a special discount on the adoption fee by adopting a Pet of the Week!!!
I never knew what a baby was but I do now. It is a little creature that cries and the one in the home where I lived was allergic to me. I was returned to the shelter because of this. I am sad but understand. I am 4 years old and housetrained. I get along well with cats and dogs and children also. I guess it is alright here at the shelter but I was happier when I was with my family; now I need a new family. I hope someone will come for me soon but please make sure you can keep me, I don’t want to come back here again. I am settled and have manners and would make a great family pet or best friend for a single person. I am adaptable and hope so much to “go home” for good this week.
Oh my goodness, this week I found out what shelter life is all about. I must admit it was somewhat of a shock for me as I had a home for all my life….not any more. My family could no longer care for me so I am here and have to admit I am not so happy about it. I really am a nice cat and I know how to use the litter box. I can get along with other cats. I don’t think I can adjust to living here for a long time so please, someone, help me. I am really wanting to have a home of my own again.
Avery Custer, an 8 year old second grader from Shanksville, along with her classmates, recently donated items to the shelter. Thank you so much for thinking of the animals!!
EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS!!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Bunny Photos fundraiser this year! A very special thanks to Tony Urban, our photographer, who does a great job making everyone look good, and to Family Video for having us! We raised over $300 for the Humane Society of Somerset County!!
In photo, front row is "The Easter Bunny" Jerry Yourich, Joan Wendel and Carletta Yourich. Back row is John Wendel Sr., Johnny Wendel, and Jim Heffelfinger and Jamie Contrillo from Family Video.
THANK YOU MOSHOLDER INSURANCE!!
Lebanon Valley Insurance Company from Cleona, PA has a "charitable donations fund". This year they allowed their top agents to pick the charity of their choice to accept the donation. Mosholder Insurance Agency chose the Humane Society of Somerset County as their charity of choice. A check in the amount of $840 was donated to the Humane Society of Somerset County. In the picture is George Koutsouflakis from Lebanon Valley Insurance Company, Alisa Murphy from Mosholder Insurance Agency, David Mayhugh from the the Humane Society of Somerset County, and Freckles (who has since be adopted). Thank you!!
In partnership with Purina® Pets for People™ we are happy to offer a Purina® Pets for Seniors discount program to qualified seniors, sixty years of age and older.
The Pets for Seniors 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 senior citizen health and outlook on life.
Find out more by visiting the Purina® Pets for Seniors website or by calling our shelter.
Dougie is a friendly Coonhound who came to us as a stray who needs a lot of love and attention. He has some skin allergies which will require special care. He is around 2 years old and would do best in a home without small children. Dougie has been waiting for a home for awhile; please don't make him wait any longer!
Bark for Life Canine Relay
May 27th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Oakhurst Tea Room, Somerset
First Annual Canine Relay to benefit the American Cancer Society Somerset Relay for Life and the Humane Society of Somerset County! Activities include canine walk, blessing of the dogs, pet grooming, pet photos, canine contest and a demonstration by the Somerset Borough Police Department's K-9 unit. Registration for the walk is $10 per canine. Download registration form (PDF).
For more information, contact Adam at (814)445-9882 or Jim at (814)443-2897.
Rockwood Fireman's Adventure Race
Rockwood Firehall, Rockwood, Pa
Visit our table at the Rockwood Firehall! For more information about the race or to register, visit the race's Facebok page.
Petco Adoption Weekend
Come meet some of our available pets at this Petco event in Johnstown!
Premier Golf Outing
Indian Lake Private Golf Course
June 29, 2013
Four-man scramble format; $100 per person. Price includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner and beverages on the course. Catering by Crazy Alice's. Skill prizes and prizes to the winning foursome!
Download flyer (PDF)
We are also in need of sponsors and prizes! Download sponsor form (PDF).
For more information, to register or to become a sponsor, contact Michelle at (814) 233-4950.
See you there!!
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!!
We would like to welcome to our shelter Cyndi Kister of Shadowed Reflections Photography, photographer, and Melissa Rock, picture delivery!
We are looking for people to sponsor a new lightbulb at the shelter. Call David at 814-443-2121 for more details if interested. 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
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12-5 PM
Sunday (Adoptions Only): 12-5 PM
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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