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Volunteer Appreciation Week: April 20-26

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Humane Society of Summit County volunteers serve in a variety of ways to make animal rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption possible for over 2500 animals every year. They give more than their time, they give their heart, compassion, and dedication – and these qualities are the lifeblood of the Humane Society of Summit County.

While we cannot celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week together this year, we send our thanks to our volunteers for their service! In 2019, 430 volunteers gave over 42,000 hours - that is equal to 20 full time staff! These volunteers serve in roles like dog ...

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COVID-19 Update: Stay Safe and Make a Plan

By now you have probably done a lot to prepare for and stay safe during these uncertain times: maybe you are working from home, observing social distance guidelines, and have stocked up on groceries, but have you made a plan to care for your pets?

First, there is a lot of new and developing information about animals and COVID-19. A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus but domestic cats are biologically different from tigers. Since the number of COVID-19 cases in humans globally is now over 1 million, and considering the number of people who have ...

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COVID-19 Response Update 4/2/2020

Our community has never faced a challenge quite like the current situation and, at HSSC, our hearts and thoughts are with you as we weather this storm together. Our work looks very different from a few short weeks ago, but the need for animal rescue and adoption services remains. As an essential public service, we will be here to provide lifesaving care for animals in need, no matter what.

In a situation where so much is beyond our control, how can you make a difference? The truth is, we need your help now, and there are ways you can help ...

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3/23/20 - Update on Operations at HSSC in Response to COVID-19

Our greatest responsibilities at HSSC are to our community and the animals that depend on our care. These animals rely on us, no matter what, even as we face unprecedented challenges. We are grateful for the tremendous public response from adopters and foster volunteers this week. In the past 7 days, 36 cats and 24 dogs found homes, and nearly 100 people have volunteered to serve as foster families.

Effective Tuesday, March 24th, we will conduct further adoptions by appointment in line with guidance from public health officials. Please visit our website to view adoptable animals and call 330-487-0333 ext ...

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An Update About HSSC's Response to COVID-19

As you know, the news is changing rapidly, and we are committed to protecting our adopters, guests, volunteers, and staff while continuing to serve the animals of Summit County who depend on us. Currently, we are OPEN for volunteers and adoptions. We ask that if you or someone in your household is ill, do not visit the shelter. We are also limiting visits to our shelter only to those who are seriously considering adoption at this time. Please read on for ways you can help:

  1. ADOPT: In case, at a future date, we are required to close to the public ...

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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.

No More Bullying ...

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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

Remember, all proceeds support our ...

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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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