Dear Friends of the Humane Society,

The Humane Society of Somerset County is a non-profit organization that has served Somerset County since the early 1970s. In the past 18 years alone, we have placed over 12,000 abused and abandoned animals into new, loving homes.

Over the past several months the Humane Society of Somerset County has been under attack by some malicious rumors. One of the allegations is that the shelter euthanizes animals after a specific period of time or without reason. As a Humane Society, it is our belief that as a last resort, when an animal is aggressive or terminally ill the humane action to take is to euthanize the animal. Over the past 8 years, the shelter has experienced a dog adoption rate consistently exceeding 90%. In 2018, our euthanasia rate has been under 7%. No animal is given a specific time frame at the shelter. We do not euthanize to make room for more animals. We create waiting lists for individuals who wish to bring in animals when we are at capacity. At times, the shelter has had animals in its care for longer than a year before being rehomed.

It is important to recognize that our Humane Society accepts all animals from Somerset County, space permitting. The shelter is required to accept strays and seizures from the state Dog Warden and from law enforcement. In addition, our Humane Officer brings in neglected and abused animals. The shelter does not pick and choose which animals to accept.

To continue serving Somerset County and the neglected, unwanted and abused animals within it, support from the community is VITAL. The shelter has always functioned as a private, non-profit organization and relies almost entirely on donations from the public. Monetary donations as well as food and supplies are what enable our organization to provide for the animals in our care. ALL donations are greatly valued and appreciated.

We are very proud of our shelter and the level of care we provide; however, we cannot do this alone. We encourage everyone to visit the Humane Society of Somerset County so we can show you all the good things the shelter does. We also invite you to step up and volunteer. The animals need your support.

The Humane Society of Somerset County has already implemented some changes in the past few months. We recently hired a new, highly experienced Humane Officer. As any organization, the Humane Society will continue to look for ways to better the organization in order to better serve the community.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support which allows us to provide for the animals of Somerset County.


Board of Directors

Humane Society of Somerset County


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We are looking for volunteers to walk dogs, cat cuddle or to help with general housekeeping at the shelter. Volunteering at our shelter is very rewarding! Our animals love the attention, and the socialization provided by volunteers helps get them adopted more quickly. Dog walkers must be at least 18 years old and able to handle energetic dogs. If you have a few free hours each week, please give us a call at 814-443-2121.
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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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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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