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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: SHELTER OPERATIONS - THE ORGANIZATION OFFERS TEMPORARY SHELTER TO ANIMALS IN NEED AND PROVIDES LOW COST ADOPTION SERVICES TO RESIDENTS OF BERKS COUNTY FOR ANIMALS

Programs: Shelter operations: the organization offers temporary shelter to animals in need, provides adoption services for animals, humane treatment of animals education and assists municipalities with stray and injured animals.

clinic operations: the organization provides a low cost spay and neuter clinic and veterinary services.

shelter support programs: assists other organizations with training,financial stability and operations.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Has not euphenized a healthy dog in over 3 years. Taking in animals from outside our county. Continuing to grow and help numerous helpless animals in so many ways. Need more $ to help even more.

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Humane Society of Berks has taken innovation in animal care services to another level. By providing on site vet services, meals on wheels for pets, and even foster care for pets of deployed military personnel, they have ushered in a new era for animals. Well done Humane Society!!!!!!

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

Even before I became a board member, I was impressed by the Humane Society of Berks County. The staff is well-trained and professional and they always go above and beyond to help people and their animals. I have been taking my elderly arthritic dog for acupuncture for three years and the change in his quality of life is dramatic. He enjoys walking again and even runs and plays with his 3 year old sister. The holistic vet care available at the Humane Society has made a huge impact on my life and the life of my pets. Then, there are the events...the Art Auction, Pints for Pups, Walktoberfest, Furry Fridays. These events are amazing...not only do they raise funds for the benefit of people and their animals, but they are the best run events in Berks County. HSBC events are always incredibly fun and unique. Our upcoming art auction has a "pup art" theme. The staff and volunteers at the Humane Society never cease to amaze me with the high caliber events that they hold. And last, but not least, is the new dog park. My dogs have so much fun every time they go there. It is so important for us to socialize our dogs and the Ruiz-Murphy Dog Park and Equine Center is the perfect place to exercise your dog.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

My rewarding experience with the HSBC spans three years of being involved with its growth from one location to three prominent sites where animals are cared for. The organization has kindled community awareness through educational site visits and spectacular social events, such as the Annual Walkathon, Pints for Pups and Art for Arf's Sake Art Auction. The staff is a well trained, well organized group of caring, professionals who are well-versed in accepted and innovative animal welfare practices, as well as the regulations and laws governing animal welfare. And on top of it all, the staff is a load of fun. It's a pleasure and honor to be associated with the HSBC.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a newly elected board member of the Humane Society of Berks County, I am thrilled to begin serving in a more integral way to support this fine organization. Having served as a volunteer with the organization for events during the past 4 years, I am pleased to now be able to extend my support of the important work this organization conducts. The HSBC is focused on it's core mission to provide for the welfare of animals. This is demonstrated in every way possible, through the support of animals via adoption and vetinary services as well as the extended events to raise awareness about the organization and educate the community to provide for the welfare of animals. This organization receives no money from the local or county government and is 100% self sustaining. Therefore, the fundraising that is conducted is vital to the success of this organization. I believe that the staff, volunteers and leadership of this organization have "all the right stuff", a nice community of caring, dedicated people who are focused on their mission to provide for animals in need, educate the community and enhance the local area by serving as a place to care for animals.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

the HUmane Society does an unbelievable job in supporting the county and its residents. From vet services, to rescue to animal rights advocacy, the Humane Society of Berks is a premier organization. Its staff are wonderful and caring. The outreach and dog park hae provided Berks County with the first resource of its kind.
I am proud to be associated with this group and know that others would benefit from engaging in the organization's Furry Fridays and other evens.
I know many people who have adopted animals or been educated through the Humane Society.

Review from Guidestar