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Thanks To Petco Where The Pets Go!

Petco in Johnstown is a very special friend to us.  Not only do they allow us to bring our dogs to their store to meet all the customers, they showcase our cats in their window.  This greatly increases their chance of adoption because they are seen by so many people.  Most of the cats that are shown in the Petco window find good homes quickly. 

Over the Holiday season, Petco offered a fundraiser called TREE OF HOPE. The 36 day campaign generated donations from customers, vendors and associates.  Petco was proud to present us with a check for $1,156.00

his money will be used to provide much needed medicine and food to our shelter animals.   Thank you Petco for caring about the shelter animals.  We especially wish to thank Jennifer Pynkala for her personal efforts to help our shelter. 

 Don’t forget, come to Petco and see where our shelter animals go!

Dog of the Week - Taz Cat of the Week - Jack Frost

I am really starting to wonder what is wrong with me because it seems nobody wants to take me home.  I have been at the shelter longer than any dog and I think it is about time someone realizes what a great  

Like my buddy Taz, I too have been at the shelter for awhile.  I am looking for a home with someone who loves long hair kitties since I have long hair.  I am gray and white and I have

guy I am. I am a big strong boy who is already neutered.  I know about housebreaking so you will only have to teach me what your routine is.  Because I am so strong I would do best with someone who is also strong so we could go on walks together. I am around one and a half to two years old.  I just want to be friends with someone because I am lonely here at the shelter. Please don’t make me wait here much longer, come see me today.  I am the handsome black and white dog that looks like he might cry because of having nobody to love.

 heard many people comment what a gorgeous guy I am.  I am not sure you are supposed to be gorgeous if you are a guy are you?  So let’s just say I am good looking.  I enjoy being petted and sometimes I like to play with my toys also.  But like a lot of cats what I enjoy most is taking a lot of cat naps. So if you are into long haired laid back cats then I am the one for you.  Please come and get me.  How would you like to live in a cage?  I am ready to have a place of my own.

Brian and His Two Companions Shadow and Eden

In 2005, Shadow was brought to the Humane Society with 14 other dogs by our Humane Officers. All the dogs were adopted fairly quickly but Shadow was left behind for quite some time. Finally Brian came in for a visit in search of a new companion for himself and his furfriend Eden. He met Shadow and decided to take him home. Eden and Shadow grew to be very close and enjoyed long walks with Brian regularly. They enjoyed each other's company and grew into a wonderful family. Just a few weeks ago Brian had to go to Iraq and with deep sadness he had to surrender his furfriends to the Humane Society. Eden and Shadow are sad to see their best friend leave and long to find a new furever home through the Humane Society. Shadow is a healthy beautiful 8.5 year old Chow Mix and Eden is a 7 year old Beagle/Collie Mix. Both are housetrained, love car rides, long walks together and get along very well. We are asking that you consider adopting Shadow and Eden together. Because we would like these beautiful dogs to go to the same home we will gladly place them for only one adoption fee. Please stop by or give us a call at 814.443.2121 for more information.


Help Make Sure the FBI Tracks Animal Cruelty!

Dear Visitor,

The Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act (S. 2439), recently introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), directs the U.S. Attorney General to modify the FBI's crime data reporting systems to list cruelty to animals as a separate offense category.

Research clearly demonstrates that there is a close association between animal abuse and family violence, as well as other crimes. In addition, animal abuse frequently is one of the first signals of a child, and family, at risk. Without accurate tracking, there is no way to access important information such as trends or the relationship to demographic and geographic data, on which to base policy development and resource allocation.

Please make brief, polite phone calls right away to your two U.S. Senators -- Bob Casey at (202) 224-6324 and Arlen Specter at (202) 224-4254 -- and ask them to co-sponsor this critical piece of legislation.

Making a call is easy. A staff member will take your message and pass it to your legislator. You can say:

"Hello, this is [your name]. I am a constituent from [your town]. I'm calling to ask the senator to support the Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act (S. 2439), and ask that the senator push for this bill to get a vote. This issue is important to me. Thank you for your consideration."

Then, send a follow-up email to reiterate your support for having animal cruelty added as a separate category in the FBI's crime database.

Finally, please be sure to tell your friends and family about this important measure and how they can help, too.

Thank you for all you do for animals!  


Mike Markarian
Humane Society Legislative Fund

P.S. For more information on this issue, please read my recent blog posting on the FBI bill.

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Foster Parents Needed

We are experiencing very high numbers of cats and dogs at the shelter.  One of the only ways we can care for the many homeless pets is to rely on a system of foster parents for our animal guests.  Foster parenting is a great way to get involved at the shelter from the comfort of your own house.  If you can help, please call the shelter at 814-443-2121.

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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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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