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Support our Veterinary Care Fund this #GivingTuesday!

What is #GivingTuesday?

It is a global day of charitable giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving! Kick off your holiday season by making a gift to make a difference for vulnerable animals in Summit County.

Why support HSSC on #GivingTuesday?

The Humane Society of Summit County is the leading animal rescue organization in Summit County. With over 50 years of service, HSSC rescues and cares for over 2,600 animals each year, the majority of whom are victims of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment or suffering from illness and injury. Once safely at our shelter, our dedicated veterinary team provides all ...

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Name Your Purr-ice for a Limited Time!

The adoption fee is up to you!

Saturday, November 23 to Sunday, December 1

Over 225 rescued cats and kittens are looking for their families at the Humane Society of Summit County! What are you waiting for? Open your heart and home to a feline in need!

And, you get to NAME YOUR PURR-ICE! Adopt a cat or kitten and you can choose its adoption fee!

Meet Our Cats and Kittens!


All adoptions are contingent upon application approval.

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November is Veteran Adoption Month!

Matching animals in need with American heroes

Made possible by a generous donor, the Humane Society of Summit County is offering FEE-WAIVED adoptions to veterans, active military personnel, and military families for all of November 2019!*

This extra-special promotion will help to connect homeless animals with United States Armed Forces veterans and active military in need of companionship. The emotional support of companion animals has been clinically shown to have significant psychological, physiological, and social benefits for adopters, improving overall well-being.

For more information about our adoption process, adoption hours, and most of our adoptable pets, click the button below ...

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#Dogtober: Texas's Triumph

In August of this year, Texas was rescued as a helpless four month old puppy by our Humane Officers after he was found suffering from an untreated case of mange, a painful and destructive skin infection caused by a parasite. The extent of his condition was shocking. Texas was a victim of neglect.

Safely at our shelter and in the hands of our expert veterinary team, Texas was given soothing baths and a regiment of medications to treat his skin and ease his pain. Texas spent most of this recovery under the watchful eye of a dedicated foster family, who ...

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Our Canine Heartworm Program Saves Lives!

HSSC works tirelessly to save the lives of the animals most in need of help - the abused, neglected, abandoned, sick, and injured animals in our community. We see harrowing cases of illness and injury in homeless pets and give these animals a fighting chance through compassionate and lifesaving veterinary care.

Canine heartworm disease is a heartbreaking illness we encounter in these animals who need us the most. Passed along by a mosquito bite, heartworm is potentially fatal if left untreated. HSSC encounters upwards of 30 heartworm positive dogs annually. To protect and help our shelter residents and dogs throughout Summit ...

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Help rescue animals through Acme Community Cash Back! Save your receipts!

From August 8th through December 28th, 2019 Acme Fresh Market is holding its Community Cash Back promotion. When you shop at Acme and submit your receipts to HSSC, we earn 5% cash back on certain products which helps to support our animals here at the shelter. In 2018, we raised over $2,000 from generous supporters just from saving and submitting receipts.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Shop Acme Brands:


2. Community Cash Back earnings are listed at the bottom of your receipt.

3. Drop off your receipts at one of our drop-off locations:

TWINSBURGHumane Society of Summit County
7996 ...

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Make a tribute to your loved ones this Memorial Day

There is no doubt about it - our relationships with our pets are some of the strongest and most important in our lives. There is no better way to honor the pets and pet-lovers in your life who have touched your heart than by helping local animals in need.

As you know, the Humane Society of Summit County works tirelessly to save those animals in our community who are suffering. We provide these animals with hope and a second chance through veterinary care, behavioral support, and adoption, but it is only possible through the generosity of our local friends and partners ...

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2020 Pet Calendar Models Needed!

Have you adopted the cutest pet ever from the Humane Society of Summit County? Nominate your fur-baby for our 2020 Pet Calendar! 12 lucky pets chosen by our selection committee will receive a professional photo shoot for their pet and represent a whole month on the calendar. All nominated pets will be included in a collage as long as they meet our contest guidelines.

(NOTE: The deadline for nominations has passed. We thank everyone for participating!)

How to Enter

  1. Make a donation of $25 or more HERE.
  2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email to submit your pet’s photo and ...

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Make Rescued Animals a Part of Your Celebration!

Whether it’s your wedding, birthday, anniversary, or graduation, you can commemorate the special occasion in a meaningful and impactful way - by helping animals in need!

Make your Personal Celebration Donation Page

As a charitable alternative or addition to your gift registry, we will help you create a custom web page to request donations from family and friends in honor and celebration of your special day!

Click here for an example!

Get Started!

Party Favors that Save Lives

Give your guests a gift they will always remember! For a donation of as little as $5 per guest, HSSC will create ...

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Dogs Playing for Life! is coming to HSSC!

Made possible by a generous grant from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, the Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) will be hosting a three day Dogs Playing for Life! training seminar from Sunday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 9. The curriculum includes a classroom presentation, demonstrations of techniques, and hands-on instruction on managing a successful canine playgroup to develop experience and confidence for participants.

This special, hands-on seminar will help our staff and volunteers further develop our current canine playgroup program, inspired by the success of Dogs Playing for Life! and introduced in 2017. Since then, we have been ...

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