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HSSC distributes 25,000 pounds of pet food to local food pantries

The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) works to create a compassionate community, for both animals and people. During this challenging year, more people than ever have experienced food insecurity, a desperate situation that extends to their entire families – pets included. When pet owners don’t have pet food available, people may go hungry to make sure their pets have a meal.

Through a generous grant from the County of Summit and Akron Community Foundation, made available through federal CARES Act funding, HSSC has mobilized to distribute over 25,000 pounds of dry dog and cat food to Summit County ...

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Junior is home for the holidays

Missing for 8 years, Junior is reunited with his family

After 8 years lost, including 2 ½ years spent with us at the Humane Society of Summit County, Junior is back with his family in time for Christmas.

Julia Nemeth of Barberton never gave up on her search for Junior, a Pit Bull Terrier mix, after he was taken from her home in 2012 during a home invasion. Julia raised Junior from a puppy and trained him to be both her companion and a protector. The two were inseparable, according to Julia, and he was her best friend during those ...

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Donor Recognition Installation unveiled showcasing philanthropy

Made possible by the generosity of HSSC’s Board of Directors, our new Donor Recognition Installation in the lobby of our shelter honors the past, celebrates the present, and shares our hope for the future! Donors to our 2008-2012 Capital Campaign are recognized on one screen and the other will list recent donations made in honor or memory of people and pets. The centerpiece is a tribute to our Pawsibilities Circle, a group of donors who have had a transformational impact on the work of HSSC.

The Pawsibilities Circle is a special group of our most philanthropic supporters. This group ...

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HSSC Supports International Dog Rescue

While the Humane Society of Summit County is dedicated to our mission to protect local companion animals first and foremost, we are proud to open our doors this month to six dogs who have traveled to northeast Ohio from across the globe, through a partnership with Humane Society International. Five of these canines were rescued from a dog meat farm in the South Korean countryside. The sixth dog comes from Lebanon, having been left without a home as a result of the explosion in Beirut in August. Since their arrival in mid-November, the dogs have received medical care, socialization, behavioral support, and compassionate ...

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Support our lifesaving mission this #GivingTuesday!

What is #GivingTuesday?

It is a global day of charitable giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving! Kick off your holiday season by making a gift to make a difference for vulnerable animals in Summit County.

Why support HSSC on #GivingTuesday?

The Humane Society of Summit County is the leading animal rescue organization in Summit County. With over 50 years of service, HSSC rescues and cares for over 2,600 animals each year who are victims of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment or suffering from illness and injury.

This year has presented many challenges, yet our mission and essential work has continued ...

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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, active military personnel, and military families for all of November 2020!*

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 appointments, and our adoptable pets, click the button below!

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Subaru Loves Pets Adopt-a-thon: Oct. 12-18!

Meet your new best friend during this special, weeklong adopt-a-thon made possible by support from Cascade Subaru, Subaru Loves Pets, and the ASPCA!

Adoption fees for all animals 6 months and older will be 50% OFF!*

All adoptions require an appointment. To schedule, email adoptions@summithumane.org or call (234) 212-9843.

Adopters will also be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Pet Supplies Plus, courtesy of Cascade Subaru!

Preview our adoptable pets at www.summithumane.org/adopt.

*All adoptions subject to application approval.

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The 2021 Pet Calendar has arrived!

For our 2021 Pet Calendar, we asked our adopters to share with us their cutest photos of their beloved HSSC pets! Photos of dozens of dogs, cats, and critters were submitted, and the results are not only beautiful, but also a wonderful reminder of why our mission is so important - the happily-ever-afters!

2021 Pet Calendars are available for purchase online for $10 (shipping included)* or in-person for $8 at Happy Tails Thrift Shop (1770 Merriman Rd, Akron) while supplies last!

(UPDATE: Calendar sales have ended.)

Remember, all proceeds support our lifesaving mission!

*Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery ...

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August is NBC's Clear the Shelters Campaign!

Help HSSC Clear the Shelter!

For the entire month of August, the Humane Society of Summit County will be joining NBC and Telemundo’s nationwide pet adoption campaign – Clear the Shelters – with the goal of matching our amazing adoptable pets with adoptive families!

Interested in finding your new best friend? Be sure to visit our adoption webpage to view our currently available animals then begin the adoption process by contacting our adoption counselors at (234) 212-9843 or adoptions@summithumane.org. They’d be happy to tell you more about our pets, help you identify some great matches, and schedule an ...

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Join us at the Pawsibility Ball!

The Humane Society of Summit County joyfully invites you to our 20th annual Pawsibility Ball to benefit the over 2700 animals that will be rescued, rehabilitated, and adopted through HSSC this year. We are planning our event to be held in person with a virtual event option for those who would prefer to "attend" virtually from home.

While our event will be a little different this year, we promise a fun and engaging evening for all, in person or online!


The Pawsibility Ball is generously presented by Judge Mary F. Spicer, Retired and The Remen Family Foundation and hosted by ...

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