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.
189 Lee Road, Shohola, PA 18458 / PO Box 255, Milford, PA 18337 (570) 296-7654
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday- Friday 12p.m. to 3p.m. Saturday & Sunday - 12p.m. to 4p.m.
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.
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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.
Coming Soon is our HUGE Tricky Tray event held at the Delaware Valley Middle School! This year is gearing up to be better than ever with more great baskets and prizes than ever! Win a Mountain Bike, Kayak, or Television, plus many more fantastic items! When is this great event you ask? September 3rd - Doors open at 2pm and the drawing begins at 4pm. We will have food and drinks as well as other great items to buy. Come out and support an organization that means so much to our great community! To see the full flier click HERE...and share with friends!
Hot Temperatures Ahead....Help You Pets Stay Cool!
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On August 16th, our Director and Humane Police Officer, Barry Heim responded to a cruelty complaint near Matamoras. The complainant stated that there was an emaciated dog they were concerned about. Upon visiting the property he was shown a male, Yellow Lab by someone staying at the home. The dog, was clearly emaciated. His hips, spine and ribs were protruding, his eyes and head were sunken in. At first guess, it was thought that the dog was likely a senior, 12yrs or older. Barry Heim was able to contact the owner (Owner name withheld due to pending charges) and have them come to the home. Once there is was revealed the dog is actually 6 years old. The dog was signed over to the humane society at that time. Currently he is in the care of the Shohola Veterinary Hospital where he will remain hospitalized until stable to come back to the shelter. Bloodwork and examination has revealed that this is not the result of illness but willful neglect and starvation. This poor dog is suffering from severe muscle atrophy, to the point that his teeth are loose. He will need to remain on canned and soft foods until his body recuperates. As with any case like this, we will need donations for his care and of course your prayers for a speedy recovery. Please use our PayPal button on the upper left to donate today so we may continue to help animals like Lodi.
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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!
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!
You have to do it anyway, so why not walk your dog and raise money for your favorite animal shelter?
This week we are still experiencing above normal temperatures and humidity. Here are some tips to help you keep your pets cool.
1. Going for a ride? Leave your pets home. Each year thousands of pets die in overheated cars. It only takes a few minutes for a car to turn into a virtual oven, even with the windows cracked. If the temperature is above 70 degrees, leave your pet home. They may seem sad when you leave, but you can make up for it with a special treat, toy or a little extra attention when you get back. AND..... If you see a pet in distress in a vehicle, call the police. Don't waste time trying to locate the owner. It is critical to get immediate help.
2. Going for a walk? Avoid asphalt, direct sun, and keep it short. Also take in to consideration your pet's breed, size and age. Older pets, large pets and certain breeds suffer from the effects of heat exhaustion more easily than others. It is important to pay particular attention to senior pets, and those with any heart or lung conditions. Take care of yourself as well as your pet and carry water for you both.
3. Keep them hydrated. Make sure they always have access to fresh, cool water, plenty of shade or air conditioning, provide them with a small kiddie pool to cool off in, and offer ice cubes as treats.
5. What to do if your pet is overheated....get them to a cool, air conditioned, or shaded area immediately. Provide them with water, take a towel and wet it with cold water and wipe the pet down. Use rubbing alcohol on ears and between feet pad.. If vomiting, disoriented, bleeding, foaming at the mouth etc seek immediate veterinary attention as you continue to try to cool them.
Summer time can be a fun time for everyone, but as with everything moderation is key. Using the simple steps above will keep everyone healthy and happy. For more information on keeping your pets cool please visit Petmd.com