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

I had a family but they gave me to the shelter because I got upset when they tried to take my rawhide bone from me. I am not mean, I just didn’t want to give up that bone, why give it to me if you are then going to take it. So I am sad that my family said goodbye but I am hoping for a new one. I am house trained and neutered; I like other dogs. I ride like a gentleman in the car and walk very nicely on a leash. I love getting my belly rubbed and enjoy being petted. I am about five years old. Chasing birds, playing fetch and taking naps are a few of my favorite things. I recently went to an event at Family Video and everyone remarked what a good boy I was. I would really be happy if someone would love me again. It is hard to be rejected by the ones you loved. My siblings and I were abandoned by the people we thought were our family. I now realize those people could never be called family because family does not leave one another. Thank goodness the Humane Officer found us and saved us; we were worried that bad things would happen to us. I am about a year old and get along with other cats, I never lived with dogs. I am anxious to find someone that really knows what family is all about and hope they invite me to be part of their family. I am afraid of being left again so I will need a promise that our relationship will be forever.

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


Bluegrass Festival
Laurel Hill State Park
August 16th, 11 am - 8 pm
August 17th, 11 am - 5 pm

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

Somerset County Fair
County Fairgrounds, Meyersdale
August 17th - 23rd

Stop by our table while visiting the fair! We will be selling raffle tickets for a beautiful quilt and also for a Corvette! We will also have other various items for sale.

Coco's Chocolate Extravaganza
Green Gables, Jennerstown
September 9th

Enjoy an evening of chocolate and champagne punch! Tickets are limited. We are looking for sponsors for basket raffle and silent auction items. Please let us know if you would like to make a donation for this event.

See you there!!


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.


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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