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HSSC participating in Empty the Shelters!

The Humane Society of Summit County is happy to announce our participation in Empty the Shelters, an adoption event sponsored by Bissell Pet Foundation.

If you’re looking for a new best friend to spend the dog days of summer with, look no further! From July 7 to 11, cats and dogs 6 months and over have an adoption fee of only $25! Adoptions are subject to application approval.

Adoptions are conducted by appointment only, so please call our Adoption Counselors at (234) 212-9843 or email at adoptions@summithumane.org to set up a same- or next-day appointment, starting Tuesday ...

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Found Kittens? Now What?

Spring and summer are the height of kitten season and it's natural to want to step in and help when you find kittens. Not all kittens need help however, so we've created a guide to help you understand when to step in and when to let mama do her thing.

Download the full-size guide HERE

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Matching Gift Challenge for May & June

Diesel hasn't had it easy - he was abandoned when his health concerns became more than his previous owner could manage. A dislocated jaw and sores in his mouth made it impossible for him to eat and he needed urgent veterinary intervention - he found that and plenty of TLC at the Humane Society of Summit County. Diesel's healthy and happy life is due to YOUR support - surgeries like his cost thousands of dollars.

Diesel, and animals like him, are why we are so pleased to announce our May & June Matching Gift Challenge! When you make a gift to the ...

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2021 Paws for a Cause: Virtual Walk Poster Pet Contest presented by Cascade Subaru

The Humane Society of Summit County announces the 2021 Paws for a Cause: Virtual Walk Poster Pet Contest presented by Cascade Subaru.

If you have the CUTEST pet, enter them in the contest by submitting a photo for their chance to be a star and declared the “Paws for a Cause Poster Pet 2021!

It is FREE to enter and visit the EVENT WEBSITE for all the information on how to enter and what the grand prize!

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HSSC partners with Petco Love Lost to reunite lost pets

On April 23rd, National Lost Dog and Cat Awareness Day, the Humane Society of Summit County is proudly joining forces with Petco Love, formerly known as the Petco Foundation, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals, and animal welfare groups across the country, on a shared mission to help reunite lost pets with their families should they ever go missing. According to industry statistics, sadly, one in every three pets will go missing in their lifetime.

Petco Love Lost is a new, searchable national database that uses patented facial recognition technology to make finding lost pets ...

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Make a commitment to pets in 2021

Monthly giving is an easy, automatic way to help pets at the Humane Society of Summit County all year long. When you give a little every month, you provide a steady stream of support that helps animals throughout 2021. For as little as you might spend on one lunch out a month, you can save a life! Will you help us reach our goal of 50 new monthly donors in 2021?

  • $10 per month provides intake care and vaccines for one animal every month.
  • $25 per month supports a month’s worth of nutritious food for an animal awaiting adoption ...

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Local 9-year-old's business, Made With Heart, raises $500 for HSSC

Local resident, Matthew William Holdford, turned a hobby into a business last year and recently presented a $500 check to the Humane Society of Summit County as a result.

Matthew, a 4th grader at Dodge Intermediate School in Twinsburg, launched Made With Heart in January 2020. For the last year, Matthew has been transforming new and used greeting cards into bookmarks and gift tags. As part of his business plan, Matthew donates 50 percent of his profit to the local humane society.

“We are so proud of Matthew’s creative and giving mind and his entrepreneurial spirit,” said Matthew ...

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HSSC distributes 25,000 pounds of pet food to local food pantries

The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) works to create a compassionate community, for both animals and people. During this challenging year, more people than ever have experienced food insecurity, a desperate situation that extends to their entire families – pets included. When pet owners don’t have pet food available, people may go hungry to make sure their pets have a meal.

Through a generous grant from the County of Summit and Akron Community Foundation, made available through federal CARES Act funding, HSSC has mobilized to distribute over 25,000 pounds of dry dog and cat food to Summit County ...

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Junior is home for the holidays

Missing for 8 years, Junior is reunited with his family

After 8 years lost, including 2 ½ years spent with us at the Humane Society of Summit County, Junior is back with his family in time for Christmas.

Julia Nemeth of Barberton never gave up on her search for Junior, a Pit Bull Terrier mix, after he was taken from her home in 2012 during a home invasion. Julia raised Junior from a puppy and trained him to be both her companion and a protector. The two were inseparable, according to Julia, and he was her best friend during those ...

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Donor Recognition Installation unveiled showcasing philanthropy

Made possible by the generosity of HSSC’s Board of Directors, our new Donor Recognition Installation in the lobby of our shelter honors the past, celebrates the present, and shares our hope for the future! Donors to our 2008-2012 Capital Campaign are recognized on one screen and the other will list recent donations made in honor or memory of people and pets. The centerpiece is a tribute to our Pawsibilities Circle, a group of donors who have had a transformational impact on the work of HSSC.

The Pawsibilities Circle is a special group of our most philanthropic supporters. This group ...

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