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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!

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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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Bark in the Park is returning to Lock 3 this spring!

Save the date for HSSC’s biggest event of the year and Summit county’s largest annual celebration of pets and people!

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at Lock 3 in Akron


This family- and dog-friendly community event includes a one mile pledge walk, 80 expo vendors, blessing of the animals, food trucks, beer garden, live entertainment, interactive games, giveaways, demonstrations, raffles, and more! Proceeds and donations benefit the thousands of animals rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed each year by HSSC.

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Monthly Giving makes a difference!

We can never anticipate what animals will arrive at the doors of the Humane Society of Summit County. Just two weeks ago, we received a frantic call – a good Samaritan had come across a suspicious plastic bag near a dumpster and could not help but investigate. Inside, she found twelve puppies who had been heartlessly abandoned and desperately needed our help. Her intuition saved lives – a dozen puppy lives, that is.

She quickly brought them to our shelter, where our dedicated staff and volunteers provided them with emergency veterinary care, food, water, and a comfortable, safe place to recover – and ...

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Introducing... Pound of Cure, a shelter-based wellness journey

Blue, a Great Dane/Pit Bull Terrier mix awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Summit County, and longtime shelter volunteer Ted Moore are teaming up to make a big change for their health and help other pets awaiting adoption along the way. Follow their journey to wellness through exercise, eating better, and other lifestyle changes through Ted's monthly blog.

Visit the Blog!

Cheer Ted and Blue on and help shelter pets in the process by giving in honor of the progress they make to reach their $5,000 goal. All funds raised will support health care for animals ...

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Donate Your Car to HSSC!

Did you know?!
You can donate your car (or any vehicle!) to the Humane Society of Summit County in support of our lifesaving mission! Made possible by a partnership with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS), the process is easy and convenient!

Donating your car is a great option if:

  • You don't want to worry about selling your vehicle.
  • It is too expensive to repair your vehicle.
  • You don't trust your car to be safe on the road.
  • You need a tax write-off.

Click Here for frequently asked questions regarding the program.

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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 and active military personnel for all of November 2018!*

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

From August 9th through December 29th, 2018 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 2017, 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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Celebrating 50 Years of Animal Rescue!

July 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the Humane Society of Summit County! We were founded in 1968 to address pet overpopulation, enforcement of humane laws and the protection of animals, and have grown to be our community’s leading resource for animal rescue, humane law enforcement, adoption and education on pet ownership. Over the past 50 years, HSSC has provided compassionate rescue services, veterinary treatment, and secure futures to over 50,000 pets. Today, we are proudly the largest pet rescue and shelter in Summit County. We work tirelessly to eliminate animal cruelty and neglect and provide lifesaving services ...

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The Kittens are Coming!

Foster families and supplies needed!


Help us save lives! Each year, we rescue and care for over 800 kittens, many of whom require specialized care with a foster family before they are ready for adoption. You can help!

Support our efforts by becoming a foster family! Learn more about our foster program by attending one of our upcoming Feline Foster Orientations! This free, no obligation session is open to the public and will introduce you to the "Ins and Outs" of fostering through HSSC!

Available Dates:
Thursday, June 14 | 5:30pm-7pm
Saturday, June 30 | 9am-10:30am
Saturday, July 14 | 10am-12pm ...

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