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Well folks it has been four months and I am still waiting for my happy ending! I sure hope people donít pass me by because I am a Pit Bull because I am one of the nicest dogs at the shelter. I have been on many outings with the nice people who volunteer here. They ask to take me to events because I have such good manners and I am nice to kids as well as adults. I donít mind other dogs either. I was a stray without a home and thought once I came here I would find a family. I really really really want to belong to someone, I mean I really do!!! I try my best to show everyone how good I am but I am getting discouraged. Please donít be afraid of me, I need love and attention just like all the animals at the shelter. Donít forget my name it is Sam and I want to go home with you TODAY! I am just going to be honest, I donít like mean people. Can you believe that the people I was living with just left and abandoned me in a locked house? You can imagine how desperate I was for help. Thank goodness for the Humane Officer and the police who saved me. I was never so happy! Even though some people are mean I still believe there are many good people who are kind to cats. I am still friendly and enjoy the company of nice people. I am around two years old and hope to have many happy years ahead of me. You know, I didnít think I would ever be happier than when I was rescued but I am wrong about that. My happiest day will be when I leave the shelter for my forever home.

Pet Therapy Day

Toby loved his day out at the Community Arts Center in Johnstown!






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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The shelter is in urgent need of liquid laundry detergent. Thank you.


Auxiliary Meeting
Laurel Arts, Somerset
July 28, 6 PM

Anyone interested in helping the shelter is invited to attend. We will be planning several upcoming events.

Premier Golf Outing
Indian Lake Private Golf Course
August 8, 11:30 AM

Four-Man Scramble Format. Price is $100 per person and includes a mixed grill lunch, golf cart, steak dinner and beverages on the course. Lunch is at 11:30 am, shotgun start is at 1 pm and steak dinner served at 6 pm. Skill prizes will be awarded as well as prizes for the winning foursome. To register or to become a sponsor, please call 233-4950.

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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.

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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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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