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Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The western pennsylvania humane society is working to make the regi0n a better place for people and their pets through education, investigation and support.

Programs: Animal care and placement - the society operates an open-door shelter to care for unwanted, homeless and abused animals until appropriate permanent homes can be found.

veterinary clinic - the society operates veterinary clinics which provide care by diagnosis, treatment and spay and neuter surgeries for their shelter animals. These clinics also see, by appointment, animals that have been adopted out from their shelters and other clients' animals.

education and outreach - the society provides an extensive education program which teaches both the animals and people humane education programs. Humane classes have an overall focus on safety, bite prevention, proper animal care and a respect for all life. The obedience classes ensure that the owner and the dog bond so they are both successful as a team.

investigations - the society has humane officers posted to ensure the safety and well being of the animals in our counties. They investigate allegations of animal abuse and neglect six days a week.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

In March 2009, we adopted an adult dog "Butch" from the Humane Society, according to my two children (ages 3 and 5), he is the "best dog ever!" At the Humane Society they told us he was between 2 and 3 years old, had Heartworm disease and was rescued from being put to sleep in a shelter in Georgia. He now has a clean bill of health (weighing in at 100 lbs!) and has been the perfect addition to our family. He is very gentle and patient with the kids, someone took the time to train him, he has wonderful manners and is very affectionate and loving with everyone he meets.