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

I really needed some help and got it when the Dog Warden brought me to the shelter. This is a new experience for me and I am a bit shy; there are so many other animals here. I really think I would be better off if I could live with you, I am sure your home would be much quieter than here. At least I get fed and walked while I am here and I do enjoy that. It would be even nicer if I was going on walks with the person that chose me to be their best friend. Please remember to be patient with me; I have had a lot of changes in my life during the last several weeks. I would do best in a quiet home without children. The sooner I can settle in with you the better off I will be. I am about three and a half months old and have spent all my life at the shelter. I have been told that I could get adopted and that would mean I would go live with nice people who would want and love me. I am ready to try this adoption thing so please stop by and get me. My siblings said I am a bit bossy but I am just a girl that knows what she wants and that is a home with you! I am expecting to be adopted by the end of the week, which is my plan anyway, so if you can help me with this plan, please hurry to the shelter and adopt me.



More Coco pictures...

THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make this year's event a huge success!!!!
We would especially like to thank our sponsors -
We couldn't have done it without you!!
Full list of sponsors...

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!!!


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


Scarecrow Festival
Georgian Place, Somerset
September 20th, 10 AM - 5 PM

Stop by our table at the Scarecrow Festival and meet some of our adoptable pets.

Red Knights 7th Annual Benefit Ride
Berlin Community Grove, 1394 Beulah Rd, Berlin
September 21st, Noon - 5 PM

Join us for a leisurely ride thru the Laurel Highlands. Registration begins at noon. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Ride leaves at 1:00 p.m. from the Berlin Community Grove. Return for food, refreshments and door prizes. All profits go to the Humane Society of Somerset County. For more information, contact any Red Knights Member or David Will at 814-445-7387 or Karl Brick at 814-267-5458.

Car Cruise In
Molly's Ice Cream, Somerset
October 2, 5:30 PM

Show off your car, socialize, and see who wins the 1989 Corvette and cash prizes! Drawing will be done at 6:30 by Molly's Ice Cream.

Seven Springs
Weekends in October

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

See you there!!


Win two tickets to the Steelers game on October 20th! The winner will be determined by the first evening drawing of the PA Lottery on October 10th. Each raffle ticket is only $5 and has two numbers. Tickets are available at the shelter or by contacting any auxiliary or board member.


Win this beautiful handmade quilt!! Tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased at the shelter or by contacting any Board or Auxiliary member. Winner will be drawn on November 1, 2014. Only 500 tickets will be sold.


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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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.

Have you adopted from us?

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Monday, September 15, 2014

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