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"Ruff Riders": 19 Dogs rescued and now available for adoption

On March 21, Akron Municipal Court awarded ownership of 18 dogs rescued from an abandoned home to the Humane Society of Summit County. The situation was reported by a local landlord to the organizationโ€™s Humane Agents who investigated the alleged abandonment and seized the animals in February.

Upon gaining access to the residence, Agents found 11 adult dogs and 8 puppies alone and frightened โ€“ many of them confined to one room. The beagle-dachshund mixed breed dogs were abandoned without any food or water, living in filthy conditions and in their own waste. All of the dogs were suffering from ...


Win Tickets to See Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town!

We're teaming up with The Bandwagon Tour as it comes through Blossom Music Center on June 4 and we're giving away lawn tickets to see Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town!

There are two ways to win tickets:

  1. ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ. Each month, one adopter will win a pair (2) of tickets to The Bandwagon Tour at Blossom Music Center.
  2. ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ. Each month, one new monthly donor or monthly donor who increases their gift will win a pair (2) of tickets to The Bandwagon Tour at Blossom Music Center.

There ...


Take the #BettyWhiteChallenge

A life-long animal lover, Betty White worked tirelessly to support animals in her community. Join millions of pet lovers all over the world making gifts to their local animal shelter with a gift in memory of Betty White today.

Give Now

Take the #BettyWhiteChallenge and support one of Betty White's fondest causes, animal rescue! A gift to the Humane Society of Summit County in Betty White's memory supports the lifesaving services we provide to Summit County's most vulnerable animals.


Humane Society of Summit County Rescues Over 50 Animals from Condemned Home

On November 30, Akron Municipal Court awarded ownership of more than 50 animals rescued from a condemned home to the Humane Society of Summit County. The situation was reported through the Cruelty Hotline to our Humane Agents who investigated the alleged abuse and seized the animals in October due to severe neglect.

Initial reports suggested there were roughly a dozen animals residing inside the property. Through 12 hours of work over 2 days, our team rescued over 50 dogs, cats, and birds from filthy conditions with little access to food and water. A total of twenty-two small chihuahua-mix dogs, including ...


Help Us Empty the Shelters this Holiday Season!

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

If youโ€™re looking for a new best friend to spend the dog days of summer with, look no further! From December 6-20, cats and dogs 6 months and over have an adoption fee of only $25!

Adoptions are conducted by appointment only, so please call our Adoption Counselors at (234) 212-9843 or email at to set up a same- or next-day appointment, starting Monday, December 6 to qualify for ...


Feeding Our Friends, Together

In this season of gratitude, we are thankful for many things and the food on our plates is likely one of them! Sadly, hunger in our community exists, and furry family members are affected too. For our neighbors struggling with food insecurity, concerns over their petsโ€™ needs are at the forefront. Some may go without food so their pets have a meal. Some pets may be given away or surrendered to shelters in times of struggle.

The Humane Society of Summit County works in many ways to create a more compassionate community, both inside our 4 walls and outside of ...


Unleash Kindness for our lifesaving mission this Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 30th! Giving Tuesday is a global movement to give back and make a difference during the holidays.

This year, we are partnering with our friends at WBNX-TV to Unleash Kindness in support of our lifesaving mission and give second chances to homeless pets in our community.

  1. DONATE! Your gift provides lifesaving care โ€“ and every dollar is MATCHED through our holiday Giving Challenge!
  2. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Share our posts and fundraising webpage with family and friends.
  3. Post an 'unselfie', a selfie with a generous twist, on your Facebook or Instagram. Take a photo of ...


Veterans Day Adoption Event

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 from November 8 through November 14!

This extra-special promotion will help to connect homeless animals with the 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 ...


Home for Life: A Continuing Care Plan for You and Your Pet

At the Humane Society of Summit County, we support the human and animal bond, and the benefits of pet ownership. That's why we created the Home for Life program as a resource for you in case you pass away before your pet(s).

We are here to help you make a plan and ensure your wishes for your pet(s) are met. We can temporarily house a pet before family or friends take ownership and help make this transition seamless. Or, HSSC can assume full care for your animals by providing food, shelter, socialization, and veterinary care in our no ...


Brand New: MABEL Mobile Veterinary Clinic

We are so pleased to announce our brand new, state-of-the-art mobile veterinary clinic, MABEL! Over the past few years, the Humane Society of Summit County has worked to expand beyond the four walls of our shelter to be a resource for our community, prevent animal suffering, and keep animals in loving homes. MABEL, which stands for Making Animals Better and Enriching Lives, a program over two years in the making aims to do just that, and help create a more compassionate community for pets and the people who love them.

The need in Summit County for affordable and accessible veterinary ...


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