MEET OUR PETS OF THE WEEK

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

NalaPrecious & Gracie
I was abandoned, just left in a locked trailer to fend for myself. When I ran out of food and water I got really scared. Thank goodness the Humane Officer got there just in time to save me. Now I have been living at the shelter for seven months and thought I would have found a friend to offer me a home by this time, but I am still waiting. I am afraid it is because I am eight years old, please don’t think just because I am older I am not worthy of love and a home of my own. I know how to sit and fetch and like to be brushed. I am settled with good manners, just take me home and I will show you. I don’t want to spend the winter at the shelter. A person to love, a nice soft bed and perhaps a few toys is all I need to be happy. Can’t I spend my senior years with you? We are life long friends and must stay together. It was a sad day when our owner realized he could no longer care for us. We lost our home and we don’t want to lose each other. We are kid friendly, spayed and declawed. You can adopt us, two for the price of one...how about that? Please don’t break our hearts and separate us, if that happened it would be a sad day indeed. We have never lived with dogs so we prefer a K-9 free home. Truth be told, dogs are so messy, we would just rather not deal with one! Please give us a new place to call home.

COCO'S CHOCOLATE CHAMPAGNE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

    

More Coco pictures...

THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make this year's event a huge success!!!!
We would especially like to thank our sponsors -
We couldn't have done it without you!!
Full list of sponsors...


FAREWELL JOAN!!!
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!!!
    
  
    


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.!!!

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.

PA. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

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.

SHELTER HOURS

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Car Cruise In
Molly's Ice Cream, Somerset
October 2, 5:30 PM

Show off your car, socialize, and see who wins the 1989 Corvette and cash prizes! Drawing will be done at 6:30 by Molly's Ice Cream.

Autumnfest
Seven Springs
Weekends in October

Stop by our table while at Autumnfest and meet some of our adoptable pets. We will also have various items for sale.

See you there!!


STEELERS TICKETS!!



Win two tickets to the Steelers game on October 20th! The winner will be determined by the first evening drawing of the PA Lottery on October 10th. Each raffle ticket is only $5 and has two numbers. Tickets are available at the shelter or by contacting any auxiliary or board member.


QUILT GIVEAWAY!!



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 November 1, 2014. Only 500 tickets will be sold.


CORVETTE GIVEAWAY!!





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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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.


FOSTER CARE

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

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

Stamps

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:
101.7
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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To be included in our alumni section, email an alumni request to alumni@somersetpets.com. Include at least one picture, pet's name, pet's name at the shelter, date of adoption (if known), and any other information you would like to share!
 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

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