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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 ...

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

From August 5th through December 25th, 2021 Acme Fresh Market is holding its annual 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 2019, we raised more than $4,300 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:

  • Humane Society of Summit County ...

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Help Us Win the EmbraceCLE Challenge!

Can you help us win this mission-driven competition?!

During the month of September, Embrace Pet Insurance is hosting the EmbraceCLE Community Challenge and HSSC could win $12,500 in addition to every dollar we raise for Summit County rescue animals!

HSSC is one of several local non-profits nominated to compete in the EmbraceCLE Challenge. The objective: raise the most funds for our mission. Every dollar raised will help the more than 2,500 animals that HSSC will rescue this year, winning this challenge and earning an extra $12,500 will ensure we can provide lifesaving care to the most animals ...

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Bidding in the 21st Annual Pawsibility Ball Auction is Open!

Bidding on our Silent Auction and Live Auction items and donating to our "Fund-a-Need" will be open to the public this week ahead of the Pawsibility Ball on Saturday, August 28th! We hope you will join us in support of animal rescue! Annually, our Pawsibility Ball is our largest fundraising event, bringing revenue that will help to save the lives of 2,500 animals rescued by the Humane Society of Summit County each year.

    Over 110 items are up for bid in our Silent and Live Auctions at pball2021.givesmart.com!

    Bidding on Silent Auction items will be open from ...

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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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