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Bidding in the 22nd Annual Pawsibility Ball Auction is Open!

20th August 2022

Bidding on our Silent 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 27th!

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 113 items are up for bid in our Silent and Live Auctions at pball2022.givesmart.com!

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

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    15 Dogs Rescued from Animal Fighting Ring

    An Akron man has been charged with 22 criminal charges including possession and training of dogs for the purposes of animal fighting. In April and May 2022, Humane Society of Summit County Humane Agents and staff assisted with the rescue and care of six of the dogs. Subsequently Humane Society of Summit County Humane Agents assisted with the rescue of nine additional dogs and one rabbit from two residences.

    Among other charges, the indictment states that the accused, Ronald Smith, 39 of Akron, "possessed items to train and prepare dogs for participation in dog fighting, including two treadmills designed for ...

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    Win a 2022 Subaru Outback Premium!

    The Humane Society of Summit County is hosting a first ever car raffle, 'Outback for your Pack'!

    Raffle tickets are $25 with a maximum of 4,000 tickets sold. One lucky winner will receive the grand prize: a 2022 Subaru Outback Premium!

    Tickets are on sale now through August 27, 2022. The winning ticket will be drawn at 8:30pm at Pawsibility Ball at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Winner does not need to be present to win.

    How to purchase tickets:

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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 organization’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 – 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 ...

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    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. 𝗔𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱. Each month, one adopter will win a pair (2) of tickets to The Bandwagon Tour at Blossom Music Center.
    2. 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿. 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 ...

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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 you’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 adoptions@summithumane.org to set up a same- or next-day appointment, starting Monday, December 6 to qualify for ...

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    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 pets’ 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 ...

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    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 – 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 ...

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