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 ...
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.
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 ...
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:
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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 ...
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!
Thursday, June 14 | 5:30pm-7pm
Saturday, June 30 | 9am-10:30am
Saturday, July 14 | 10am-12pm ...
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 ...
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!
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.
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 ...
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 ...