MEET OUR PETS OF THE WEEK

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

TitanTorin
I am big friendly rambunctious boy looking for a home where I can be myself. I want an owner that is rambunctious too because we can rough house and play. I understand the commands no, sit, come and fetch. I love my toys and I don’t want to share them so I need to be the only pet in the home. To tell the truth I want to be the only “kid” in the home so I prefer a home with no children. I can’t help it; I just want to be the center of attention. I am about four years old and I am neutered. When I was a stray I went hungry so now I do protect my food but am fine if left alone while eating. Everyone says Pit Bull lovers will fall in love with me but I think anyone wanting to share their life with a fun dog would be a good match for me. I had no home so I figured if I hung out where a lot of people go I might get some help and it worked. A nice lady saved me while I was looking for help at Walmart. She wanted to give me a home but her cats did not welcome me. I am not sure why because I am friendly and social with other cats. Believe it or not I don’t mind getting a bath but I do a pretty good job of keeping myself clean and I am litter trained. I am neutered and about four years old. If you adopt me please make sure you have a brush as I love getting brushed. Please stop by the shelter so we can get acquainted.

RABIES CLINICS 2014
Sponsored by: Humane Society of Somerset County
and Somerset County Veterinarian Association
 
Price is $10 per animal.
All dogs must be on a leash. All cats must be in a carrier.
 
The law requires that all dogs and housecats over 3 months of age be vaccinated for rabies. This vaccination is good for 1 to 3 years depending on the animal and its age.
 
Stoystown Fire HallWed. April 2nd6-7 PM
Boswell Fire HallMon. April 7th6-7 PM
New Centerville Fire HallWed. April 9th6-7 PM
Addison Fire HallThurs. April 10th6-7 PM
Berlin Vo-Ag Dept.Thurs. April 10th6 - 7 PM
Acosta Fire HallSat. April 12th11 AM - Noon
Shanksville Fire HallTues. April 15th6 - 7 PM
Meyersdale Vo-Ag Dept.Mon. April 21st6 - 7 PM
Somerset-Gary's Complex
(former Jamesawy Bldg)
Wed. April 23rd6 - 7 PM
Central City Fire HallSat. April 26th11 AM - Noon
New Baltimore Fire HallMon. April 28th6 - 7 PM

MEGA SHOW 2014!!!
    
  
    


VALENTINE'S DANCE!!!
Somerset American Legion, February 15, 2014

  
  
  


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.!!!

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.

PA. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

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


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!

    


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.

  



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!


PET SPOTLIGHT



Rusty was abandoned and left tied outside; she was so happy to be rescued by the Humane Officer. This dog has a wonderful personality; she is a 4 to 5 year old Lab. She has had a rough life so we hope a new family will shower her with kindness and love.


CORVETTE GIVEAWAY!!



Win a 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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Uptown Painting Party
Plaza on the Diamond, Somerset
May 15th, 7-9 PM
May 17th, 7-9 PM



Join us for a FUNdraising pARTy! Follow along with the talented young artist, Maddie Paxton, while creating your own masterpiece during this 2 hour paint along BYOB event! The photo above shows the picture we will be painting. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at Uptown Painting Party. Limited number of tickets are available. Choose from two different sessions - either May 15th or May 17th.

See you there!!


IMPORTANT LEGISLATION!!

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.


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.


FOSTER CARE

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

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

Stamps

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


SHELTER HOURS

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 12-5 PM
Sunday (Adoptions Only): 12-5 PM
Closed Wednesdays


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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:
101.7
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.


Have you adopted from us?


To be included in our alumni section, email an alumni request to alumni@somersetpets.com. Include at least one picture, pet's name, pet's name at the shelter, date of adoption (if known), and any other information you would like to share!
 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

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