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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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Join our Bark in the Park Pledge Team!

Calling all animal lovers! Have you walked through our shelter and said “I wish I could take them all home”? Now is your chance to be a hero for the 2,500 animals we will rescue this year by becoming a Pledge Raiser for Bark in the Park (Saturday, May 12 at Lock 3). Making your custom fundraising page on our site and asking your friends and family to donate to a cause that is so dear to your heart is an amazing and impactful way to make a real difference for the animals we care for. This year our ...

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Be a Friend of the Society

When you become a Friend of the Society by joining our monthly giving program, you help the Humane Society of Summit County rescue animals all year long. You will also get a special thank you gift in return if you join us or increase your gift by February 28, 2018!

  • Sign up for monthly donations OR increase your current monthly gift during January or February and receive an HSSC Tote Bag!
  • Pledge a monthly donation at the Furry 500 level ($42 per month) or higher you will be entered to win our grand prize: 2 Round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets to ...

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We love our Pitties

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but some dogs carry a heavy burden of stigma against their breed. Of the 725 dogs that passed through our doors, 30% were pit bull mixes. The term “pit bull” does not refer to a singular dog breed, but rather describes a group of dogs in the terrier family that have a stocky, muscular build, short hair, and wide faces. Here at HSSC, we are committed to serving all animals in need, no matter the breed.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT OUR PIT BULLS

  • 1/3 of dogs rescued by HSSC are considered pit bull ...

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On the Road to Adoption

Introducing our new Mobile Adoption Center!

The Humane Society of Summit County is proud to unveil our brand new, state-of-the-art Mobile Adoption Center made possible through the generous support of the Remen Family Foundation. This revolutionary vehicle expands the reach of HSSC throughout Summit County, opens new doors to potential forever homes for animals in need, and will dramatically cut the length of stay for the animals in our care enabling us to serve more animals in need.

Our new Mobile Adoption Unit is a fully equipped 27’ vehicle custom designed specifically to house up to 28 animals safely and ...

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Join our "Furry 500 Club"!

We are looking for 100 friends who would like to join our inaugural class of Furry 500 Club enrollees!

What is the Furry 500 Club?

For just $42 a month, you can provide medical care, shelter and nutritious food for an animal at the Humane Society of Summit County!

Just think, for the cost of a dinner for two or a night at the movies, you can save a life!

Join us today to make a huge impact for thousands of animals rescued each year from illness, injury, neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

Participants will receive an exclusive monthly newsletter as ...

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Public Dog Training Classes

The Humane Society of Summit County is excited for the return of our public dog training classes! Throughout the year we will be posting updates and developing new classes so continue to visit our page for more information. HSSC has a wonderful team of talented and educated certified trainers ready to help you and your resident pooch.

For more information on these training classes, click here.

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Give The Gift of Comfort

You can make a world of difference in the life of a rescued pet by donating a Kuranda bed to the Humane Society of Summit County.

Donate a bed as a gift or in memory of a loved one and the awesome folks at Kuranda will mail a FREE Personalized Gift Card from you! Prices are specially discounted for donation and items ship directly to the shelter in your name.

No other bed can compare to a a Kuranda bed.

Kuranda beds...

• keep pets comfortable and dry

• are easy to keep clean and odor free.

• last for years.

• are the top ...

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