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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HUMANE SOCIETY

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Contact WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HUMANE SOCIETY
Phone Number
(412) 321-4625
Address
1101 WESTERN AVE
Pittsburgh, PA
15233

About Us

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (WPHS) was originally founded in 1874 to prevent cruelty and protect the lives of children, the elderly and animals within the region. Today, we have focused our mission on preventing cruelty to animals. The WPHS has made a decision to continually operate as an ���open-door��� shelter, maintaining our commitment to never turn away an unwanted pet or homeless animal. A tremendous amount of unwanted animals come through our doors���over 10,000 last year alone���and we have been working diligently to reduce these numbers by spaying and neutering every animal that we take in as well as offering them the best quality-of-life possible until they can find their forever homes. In addition to animal sheltering we offer low-cost clinic services, spay-neuter services, obedience classes, humane education programs, and animal behavior consultations. We also operate a pet cemetery, and conduct humane investigations casework. Our three full-time Humane Police Officers look into numerous allegations and complaints of abuse and cruelty, often issuing citations and confiscating animals from dangerous and abusive situations. The WPHS also operates outreach education programs for groups of all ages, teaching compassion towards animals, the value of proper training and care of your pet, and the great importance of spaying or neutering your pet to help prevent pet over-population. The Western PA Humane Society is proud to announce that it has achieved the ���exceptional designation��� of a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. 100% of funds donated to the Western PA Humane Society benefit homeless animals in SW Pennsylvania. MISSION The mission of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is the prevention of cruelty to animals. We strive to fulfill our mission through several objectives, namely to: ��� provide the means for the prevention of cruelty to animals ��� enforce all laws designated for the protection of animals ��� secure the arrest and conviction of all persons violating such laws ��� promote responsible pet ownership ��� maintain an open door policy of accepting all animals surrendered by the public ��� place all adoptable animals into adoptable homes We accomplish our objectives through the many programs and services we offer to the greater community: ��� cruelty investigations and prosecutions ��� education of children and adults ��� counseling to reduce the number of animal surrenders ��� temporary sheltering of homeless, companion animals ��� nurturing and improving the behavior of animals in our care ��� veterinary services for both shelter animals and the public���s pets through our clinic ��� placement counseling for prospective adopters ��� a pet cemetery and pet loss support group
Contact WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HUMANE SOCIETY
Phone Number
(412) 321-4625
Address
1101 WESTERN AVE
Pittsburgh, PA
15233