Kathy Varkados, Rescue Coordinator/ Fundraising Coordinator
Barbara Lippincott, Volunteer Coordinator
Janet Heim, Board Member
Animal Rights advocates around the state are celebrating the highly anticipated signing of Libre's Law! This new bill will strengthen the laws and penalties against animal abuse, giving these innocent animals the protections they deserve. Please click on the link below to learn more about this history setting new law and Libre's incredible story!
What sets us apart......
Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Pike County you will find an oasis for stray, unwanted and abused pets. Unlike a traditional shelter you will see dogs playing with one another, sleeping cuddled together on blankets and beds, and living just as they would in any loving home.
You will meet cats, not in cages, but in a facility that allows them to stretch out, play, use scratching posts and have the company of other cats. The pets here are truly happy.
We are blessed to be able to provide such an environment for our homeless pets, and as a result of this environment, our pets are able to make the transition to a forever home much easier, and with less stress.
Due to our unique set up, no pet is euthanized because of lack of space or time limits. All pets in our care receive any needed veterinary care, regardless of how complex.
Our goal is to provide the best quality of life possible while our pets live with us.
We can tell you about our shelter, but visiting is much better! Our pets love visitors, and you just might find your new best friend!
Pike County Humane Society
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It's hard knowing what to do when you're about to adopt. But, we make this process even easier when you adopt with us, because we have trained staff that will go over every possible question or concern you and your family might have on introducing your newest pal to the family.
To learn more please visit their website --->http://www.wooftrax.com/
Meet Yukon! At 10 years young this playful pup is sure to brighten your day! Yukon is a black lab mix who came to us as a stray in 2018. He is good with other dogs his size, adults, and children of all ages...although not so fond of small dogs and kitties. Always seen to be carrying a stuffed toy and asking for attention, Yukon is just waiting for his forever home! If you are interested in meeting this handsome senior, please give the office a call at 570-296-7654.
Use the link above to make a donation. To make monthly donations check the recurring box on the form.
We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at Pike County Humane Society. But, unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best animals around, check us out.
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Our funds are very low, please help!
Unfortunately, our funds are at a very low level and without your help the shelter will not survive. Many of our supporters may have heard me remark that the members are the body and the employees and volunteers are the hands. Without your continued support, there will be no shelter to respond in your hour of need. You are truly the life-blood of our organization. This shelter is your shelter!
Since last September our income has been dropping. I do not have an answer as to why this has been occurring. At the same time the cost of food, litter, shelter supplies, veterinarian care and expenses continue to increase.
Amazingly, as I am writing this article a call just came in for an abandoned Pitbull tied to a tree in the Bushkill area. The dog appears to be overheated and has a lot of fly bites on its body. Why do people do this? The calls for our help never seem to stop. Currently we are housing 4 cats since January that were left in a home in Hemlock Farms due to the owner being incarcerated. Elderly residents who have pets being placed in nursing homes, leaving no one to care for the pets. Some of our residents have died, leaving pets behind. We investigate and prosecute many cruelty calls throughout the year. These are just a few of the animal issues that we address.
Currently our special needs coordinator/foster is caring for an older Cocker Spaniel named Amber that was being purposely starved by an elder’s caretaker. Our vet said she would not survive, yet two months have passed and she is gaining weight and doing much better. We are doing this from our hearts. How do you put a dollar value on caring?
If there is no shelter what will become of these lost pets? We respond to the calls and try to help with each and every situation that is thrust upon us. Behind every animal there is a person who needs our help. Whether that person finds a lost animal, a medical emergency or has no choice and has to surrender a loved pet due to their circumstances, they all need our help.
We are a no-kill shelter which means no healthy adoptable animal will be euthanized for time or space or quality of life issues. Animals we receive, that need a surgery or serious medical care are cared for. Many of the animals have had life changing surgeries to make them comfortable and have a better quality of life. Most other shelters choose to euthanize animals that have these issues. A No-Kill open door shelter is definitely more expensive to operate!
We want to be that shelter that you are proud of but we cannot do it without your continued support. At the end of this year, if we survive, it will be 20 years of answering your calls for help. In order for us to continue to help the animals in need, we need your support. There is no place for these animals to go if not for us. What will happen to these unfortunate creatures???
One of my favorite sayings is by the grace of God we go there. It is truly a miracle that we have been able to survive all of these years without a lot of money and I thank God for your past and hopefully future support of our endeavors. Please continue to support your shelter so that we will be there when you need us. Thank you!
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189 Lee Road, Shohola, PA 18458 / PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337 (570) 296-7654
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - Friday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WE ARE FULL - All animal intakes are done by appointment only. Please call the shelter for an appointment.
We know you've always wanted a dog, cat, bunny, or other awesome animal. And now's the time friends! We are here to help you get ready for your new family member, as and as soon as you're ready to take the big plunge. Owning an animal is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do.
Pike County Humane society is a non profit run solely on donations. We need your support to keep the shelter running. Every little bit helps! Through PayPal, it's so easy & the funds will go directly into helping PCHS with our current need for replenishing vaccines and recent surgeries. You can make a difference!
You have to do it anyway, so why not walk your dog and raise money for your favorite animal shelter?
The walk for a dog app is free and easy to use. It is also a great program that helps raise much needed funds for our shelter. All you have to do is go to the app store on your cellular device and download the app. Once downloaded, they ask for your email address and the charity you want to support. From there you can either enter our name - Pike County Humane Society, or search us using the state, and then scrolling to our name. You will be asked to go to your email acct and click the link to verify your email. Its that simple! Once you are all set up, all you have to do is open the app on your phone each time you take your dog for a walk. Want to help even more? Get a group of friends together and make an event of it! There's no better way to socialize and exercise our pets, or ourselves than with friends. The application will track your activity for you and the Pike County Humane Society will benefit!
John Somers, President
Mary Cervati, Vice President/ Corresponding Secretary
Barry Heim, Treasurer / Executive Director
Kim Alexander, Recording Secretary