Recent News

New Education Program Teaches Compassion for Pets and People

Fourth graders at Ritzman Community Learning Center are gaining a new understanding of compassion with a little help from some furry friends this week. No More Bullying! is a program of the Humane Society of Summit County that is launching in partnership with Akron Public Schools to provide students with skills like empathy and good citizenship – to improve students’ relationships to others and animals. Including pets like dogs, kittens, and rabbits as a part of the program delivery not only brings the material to life, but also engages students’ social and emotional growth in a new way.

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Special Holiday Adoption Hours

The Humane Society of Summit County will observe the following hours during the 2019 Holiday Season:

Monday, Dec 23 - 12p to 3p
Tuesday, Dec 24 - CLOSED***
Wednesday, Dec 25 - CLOSED***

Tuesday, Dec 31 - 12p to 4p
Wednesday, Jan 1 - CLOSED***

For any day not listed above, HSSC will operate under normal business hours.

***Humane Law Enforcement Services will NOT be available on these days. Please contact your local police department for assistance.

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$5 Calendar Sale!

Available while supplies last!

For our 2020 Pet Calendar, we asked our adopters to share with us their cutest photos of their beloved HSSC pets! Nearly 100 photos 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!

2020 Pet Calendars are available for purchase online* or in-person!

Order Online!

Calendars are available at the following locations while supplies last:

  • Humane Society of Summit County - 7996 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg
  • Happy Tails Thrift Shop - 1770 Merriman Rd, Akron

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Support our Veterinary Care Fund 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, the majority of whom are victims of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment or suffering from illness and injury. Once safely at our shelter, our dedicated veterinary team provides all ...

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Name Your Purr-ice for a Limited Time!

The adoption fee is up to you!

Saturday, November 23 to Sunday, December 1

Over 225 rescued cats and kittens are looking for their families at the Humane Society of Summit County! What are you waiting for? Open your heart and home to a feline in need!

And, you get to NAME YOUR PURR-ICE! Adopt a cat or kitten and you can choose its adoption fee!

Meet Our Cats and Kittens!

All adoptions are contingent upon application approval.

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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 2019!*

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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#Dogtober: Texas's Triumph

In August of this year, Texas was rescued as a helpless four month old puppy by our Humane Officers after he was found suffering from an untreated case of mange, a painful and destructive skin infection caused by a parasite. The extent of his condition was shocking. Texas was a victim of neglect.

Safely at our shelter and in the hands of our expert veterinary team, Texas was given soothing baths and a regiment of medications to treat his skin and ease his pain. Texas spent most of this recovery under the watchful eye of a dedicated foster family, who ...

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Our Canine Heartworm Program Saves Lives!

HSSC works tirelessly to save the lives of the animals most in need of help - the abused, neglected, abandoned, sick, and injured animals in our community. We see harrowing cases of illness and injury in homeless pets and give these animals a fighting chance through compassionate and lifesaving veterinary care.

Canine heartworm disease is a heartbreaking illness we encounter in these animals who need us the most. Passed along by a mosquito bite, heartworm is potentially fatal if left untreated. HSSC encounters upwards of 30 heartworm positive dogs annually. To protect and help our shelter residents and dogs throughout Summit ...

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

From August 8th through December 28th, 2019 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 2018, we raised over $2,000 from generous supporters just from saving and submitting receipts.


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
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Make a tribute to your loved ones this Memorial Day

There is no doubt about it - our relationships with our pets are some of the strongest and most important in our lives. There is no better way to honor the pets and pet-lovers in your life who have touched your heart than by helping local animals in need.

As you know, the Humane Society of Summit County works tirelessly to save those animals in our community who are suffering. We provide these animals with hope and a second chance through veterinary care, behavioral support, and adoption, but it is only possible through the generosity of our local friends and partners ...

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