MEET OUR PETS OF THE WEEK
Receive a special discount on the adoption fee by adopting a Pet of the Week!!!
I have been told that I have the face of a cover girl; I think that means I am pretty. I am a five year old Coonhound looking for a home that will allow me to bond at my own pace. I am a bit nervous when I meet new people and need to make up with you slowly. I just want to be sure you will be kind and that you won’t hurt me, but once we know one another we will become best of friends. The place I lived before coming to the shelter made me learn to be cautious so that is why I want to be sure that you will take good care of me. I promise I will be the best girl I can and that once I choose you it will be for life. I don’t want to love you if there is a chance you will leave me. So those are my concerns, I hope you can help me as I really want to “go home” as soon as I can.
My name is Betsy but some of my friends call me “crybaby” which I don’t think is very nice. I am a very friendly one year old looking for a family. I was a stray and it was a struggle. I don’t like to be alone and I do cry when I am alone; I get lonely. I get along with other cats and wouldn’t mind having a feline friend. However, the thing I really am ready for is a home where I can live the rest of my life. I wish I could have my own bed and toys and a special person to call my own. My biggest fear is getting thrown out again so please, if you take me home, promise it will be forever!
Somerset American Legion, February 15, 2014
BUNNY NEEDS A HOME!!!
Blue is a one year old male rabbit that ended up at the shelter because
his family moved. Please call us or stop by the shelter if you can give him a home!
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.!!!
PA. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
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.
Keller, Mark K.
AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR RAFFLE!!!
Congratulations to Jim Cobaugh, winner of the autographed MOE guitar, Jackie and Jeff Sturtz, winners of the autographed Bon Jovi guitar, Judy Rice, winner of the autographed Maroon 5 photo and Lara Stutzman, winner of the autographed Mumford & Sons guitar!
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOWLIDAYS!!!
KENNEL DOOR FUND!!!
Two of our three kennel areas have new doors. We would love to replace the doors in our Kennel 1 area too. Doors have a lifetime guarantee, but are very expensive to replace. If you care to contribute, please send your donation to
Humane Society of Somerset County, PO Box 182 Somerset, PA 15501 and mark the envelope 'Kennel Door Fund.' Thank you!!
Old kennel doors are pictured on the left and are worn and falling apart. New kennel doors that have been installed in two of our kennel areas is pictured on the right.
The George Louis Kostick 1st Annual Pins for Paws Bowl-A-Thon raised over $1,100 in cash and supplies for our shelter! Thank you!!
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.
Donate securely using PayPal!
Adam is a five year old Lab Boxer mix. He has been at the shelter for about seven months and really wants to find a home soon! He is a bit timid and nervous but can be quite friendly if you take some time to visit with him. He seems okay with other dogs but is not fond of cats. He would do best in a home without small children as they scare him. Adam is neutered.
Mega Home Show
Builder Surplus Bldg., Somerset
March 15th, 10-8 and March 16th, 12-5
See us at the Mega Home Show in the older Builder Surplus building at 1736 N. Center Ave. in Somerset. Meet some of our adoptable dogs and cats! Clowns will face painting and handing out balloons on the 15th.
Easter Bunny Photos
Family Video, Somerset
April 5th, 12 - 3 PM
Bring your pets and children for photos with the Easter Bunny! Photos taken by professional photography Tony Urban. All proceeds benefit our shelter!
See you there!!
Please contact your Pennsylvanian state legislators and ask them to support the following: House Bill 41 Anti-Tethering, House Bill 760 Animal Cruelty, and Senate Bill 522 Anti-Tethering.
Buy a Subway fundraiser card for $10 and support the shelter! Cards can be purchased at Mosholder Insurance in Somerset and will also be available at various fundraising events throughout the area.
HORSE SUPPLIES NEEDED!!!
We are in need of hay, plain oats, wormer, buckets, brushes, combs, fly spray and fly masks for several horses rescued by the Humane Officer. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter and are greatly appreciated. Please call the shelter at 814-443-2121 for more information. Thank you!!
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.
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
Cat Flea Medicine (Advantage-Hartz-Sergeant)
Canned Dog and Cat Food
30 Gallon Garbage Cans with Lids
Pet Safe Salt
Creamy Peanut Butter
Gas Cards for the Humane Officer's truck
Volunteer Dog Walkers
Monetary Donations are also needed
Please send to:
Humane Society of Somerset County
P.O. Box 182
Somerset, PA 15501
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12-5 PM
Sunday (Adoptions Only): 12-5 PM
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:
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