Pet of the Day

Pet of the Day

Diesel is a happy-go-lucky, 1-year-old male American pit bull terrier with a super-cute brindle coat and winning grin.

Toys and exercise make him happiest and he would make an excellent jogging buddy.

Diesel has lots of energy and would do best with a family that enjoys activity and will provided him with both endless love and a structured routine.

Meet Diesel

Howliday Open House: Photos with Santa Paws at Both Shelters

Howliday Open House: Photos with Santa Paws at Both Shelters

Join us this Saturday at either the Humane League of Lancaster County or the Humane Society of Berks County for a howlin’ happy kickoff to the holiday season.

Santa Paws will be visiting the shelters from noon to 4 p.m. to take photos with all the good boys and girls, two-legged and four.

Photos with Santa are $5 each and all funds raised support the animals in our care.

For more information, click HERE.

A Very Festive Furry Friday

Furry Fridays are our way of bringing together people with passions for art and animals alike, opening our shelters to the public and offering a space to mix and mingle after a long work week.

We provide the art, food, drinks and entertainment, and you provide the fun and engaging atmosphere.

Our featured artist is not just one talented individual, but many! This Furry Friday is not one to miss, as we will showcase incredible works by our very own Humane Pennsylvania team members. JOIN US.

Shop our new online store

Our new online store is LIVE!

Shop exclusive Humane Pennsylvania merchandise including soft tees, our 2019 Rock Albums Calendar, and much more. SHOP APPAREL and GIFTS.

Humane Pennsylvania: Join the movement & give back

Join the movement & give back
Today, November 27th, 2018
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, we are excited to participate in #GivingTuesday and we hope you are too!
Join the movement of Giving Tuesday by becoming a monthly donor and be
a force for change in the lives of the animals we serve.
Become a monthly donor today!
JOIN OUR MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM
Become a monthly donor today and receive a free thank you gift.
When you register, choose between the 2018 Humane Pennsylvania Christmas Ornament or the Humane Pennsylvania Travel Mug!

DIY THANKSGIVING DOG TREATS

DIY THANKSGIVING DOG TREATS
Thanksgiving is time to surround ourselves with the ones we love, this of course includes our 4-legged family members.
With all the smells wafting though your home this holiday, why not make some of those whiffs for the wags.
Check out these wag-a-riffic DIY Thanksgiving dog treat recipes and share the joys of the season with your pawed loved ones.

Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Microchip identification

Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Microchip identification

by: Karel Minor, President/CEO of Humane Pennsylvania

What’s the one thing that people could do that would save more animals’ live every year more than anything else? Microchip identification.

More animals die in animal shelters each year based on being unidentified strays than for any other reason. Fundamentally, any animal that enters a shelter as a stray and doesn’t get back into its owner’s arms swiftly is at huge risk.

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HEALTHY PETS, HEALTHY LIVES: LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

HEALTHY PETS, HEALTHY LIVES: LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

This clinic provides complete low cost spay/neuter services to pets presented by residents of the City of Reading and adjacent areas.
Each clinic is held at the Humane Society of Berks County and the cost of services is determined on an individual basis, to reflect both the type of service, (spay or neuter), and the type of animal, (cat or dog), with services provided for as low as $45.
Reading area pet owners are encouraged to take advantage of this paramount opportunity to receive services from the region’s leading veterinarians and ensure their pet receives the highest level of care at an affordable cost.
Click the button below to begin the registration process for your pet to receive services.

Humane Society of Berks County announces Free Pets for Vets

Humane Society of Berks County announces Free Pets for Vets

Fee-free adoption event at the Humane Society of Berks County in support and honor of Veteran’s Day

As a way to show our support and gratitude for all of our veterans, we are thrilled to announce we will be offering Free Pets for Vets – Fee Free Adoption Event at The Humane Society of Berks County, Saturday, November 10 through 12, 2018.

Our service men and women provide us with an unparalleled service, and to show our appreciation, we want to provide veterans and their families with the ability to welcome a new furry friend into their homes without needing to pay the standard adoption fee.

Throughout the event, vets and their families can view, select, and meet-and-greet with any animals; dogs, cats, and critters they’d like, that are available for adoption.

Waived Adoption Fees Include:

  • Humane Pennsylvania’s Thirty Day Adoption Health Supplement
  • Spaying or Neutering (prior to adoption)
  • Vaccinations (including current rabies vaccination) and de-worming medication
  • Flea Treatment
  • Microchipping and chip registration

Adopters also receive a free bag of Science Diet Pet Food. Science Diet partners with Humane Pennsylvania to provide great nutrition to all cats in our shelters.

Adoption Hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Veterans interested in adopting a pet during our Free Pets for Vets event will be asked to present their military ID as part of the adoption application process and verification on their service.

The Humane Society of Berks County is located at 1801 N. 11th Street in Reading.

To view the available animals for adoption, visit humanepa.org/adoption or meet the animals
at the shelter, in-person, during scheduled operating hours. For more information about the
free adoption event, please call 610-921-2348 or email: adoptreading@humanepa.org.

Join Us for an EXTRAordinary Donor Experience

Join Us for an EXTRAordinary Donor Experience

You’re Invited
Join us for an EXTRAordinary donor appreciation event!
We are excited to participate in this year’s ExtraGIVE and are eager to bring you Pop Up for the Paws!
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 16th and visit us from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at our appreciation location, In White. located at 18 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Show your support for the animals we serve and receive a little something special – stay tuned for more details!
#PopUpforthePaws2018

Pioneering low-cost veterinary clinic to end preventable animal suffering in Berks County

Pioneering low-cost veterinary clinic to end preventable animal suffering in Berks County

READING – Humane Pennsylvania, the region’s largest partnership of animal welfare organizations, recently accepted its largest gift to date – a $3.1 million dollar grant from The Giorgi Family Foundation.

The grant’s purpose is to eliminate preventable companion animal suffering by undercutting its root causes. The grant will provide for the complete reconstruction of Humane Pennsylvania’s animal shelter at Humane Pennsylvania, vastly expand progressive community veterinary services for Reading area families, and bolster Humane Pennsylvania’s ability to prepare for local, regional, and national emergencies and disasters that impact animals.

With a concentration on providing progressive community veterinary services, Humane Pennsylvania has expanded their Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives initiative. Through this expansion, Humane Pennsylvania will begin offering several community-focused veterinary clinics beginning in October.

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, the first of these clinic will be the Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. This clinic will provide complete low cost spay/neuter services to pets presented by residents of the City of Reading and adjacent areas. Each clinic will be held at the Humane Society of Berks County and the cost of services will be determined on an individual basis, to reflect both the type of service, (spay or neuter), and the type of animal, (cat or dog), with services provided for as low as $45.

Rabies and DA2PP vaccine (dog) or FVRCP vaccine (cat), deworming and flea prevention are included in the cost if the client elects them to be done, all free of charge. Free microchip services will also be provided to each animal during their visit.

We encourage community members to take advantage of this paramount opportunity to receive services from the region’s leading veterinarians and ensure their pet receives the highest level of care at an affordable cost.

Interested clients will need to register for spay/neuter services on Eventbrite and following their registration for a Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, clients will receive an email with further instructions and next steps from the Humane Veterinary Hospital Reading team.

INFO: Visit www.Eventbrite.com and search Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic to select a service and view a complete list of clinic dates.

LOCATION: Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th St., Reading

SERVICES:

  • Dog Spay or Neuter
  • Cat Spay or Neuter
  • Free Elected Vaccinations: Rabies and DA2PP vaccine (dog) or FVRCP vaccine (cat), deworming, and flea prevention
  • Free microchip services provided for each animal

CLINIC DATES:

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018

CLINIC TIMES:

  • Cat Drop Off: between 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Dog Drop Off: between 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • ALL Pet Pick Up: between 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives clinics are made possible through the generosity and strong
belief The Giorgi Family Foundation has in Humane Pennsylvania’s mission to empower people
in their communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are
healthy, safe, and treated humanely.