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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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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.

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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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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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