Dear humane societies and animal welfare organizations, feel free to copy and paste this to your websites and Facebook pages. Together we can make a difference.
By spending just a few minutes of your time right now, you can help to make a lifetime of difference for animals like Max, Ester, and Shep.
Please help them today by calling, writing, emailing, or using social media to contact your state representative to request support of the following legislation which will strengthen animal protection laws in pennsylvania.
Senate bill 373, the anti-tethering bill, protects animals from harsh weather and 24/7 tethering.
House bill 113, angel’s law, will increase the grading of charges for various animal cruelty offenses, particularly for repeat offenders.
If you are unsure about how to reach your representative, You may dp so on the “Find Your Legislator” page of the Pennsylvania General Assembly website.
Please, then, follow up by contacting the chairman and co-chairman of the house judiciary committee, asking them to move both of these bills out of committee so that they can be voted upon by the full house of representatives:
The Honorable Ron Marsico
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
31J Main Capitol Building
PO Box 202105
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2105
The Honorable Joseph A. Petrarca
Democratic Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
220 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202055
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2055
A week away from starvation, these three friends got a second chance at life, thanks to the animal advocates and donors of the Humane Society of Greene County.
The photo above shows Felix, Oscar and Ollie enjoying their food after they were rescued by our humane officers. Yet another happy ending thanks to all who support us. You are truly making a difference in the lives of animals like these. Keep up the good work!
Rescued and adopted, Blue is now living a great life thanks to your donations and support.
Blue came to us from a bad situation, as pictured above. He was so emaciated that he sat huddled and shivering from the cold. Blue had been living in a pen littered with trash and had never been seen by a vet. What a sad life he endured, until he was saved. Grateful for a second chance at a good life, Blue, along with the humane officers who saved him, would like to thank you, the donors, for all you have done. Without your support, there would be no happy endings.
Ladybug, Junior Volunteer Rhetta, and Beautiful Boy
Love for animals runs in my family. My aunt helped found and directs the only humane society in her rural Pennsylvania County and ever since I was little I loved volunteering there during summer or holiday visits. Throughout the years, her perseverance and consistent effort to help the helpless has inspired me. I will never forget a brown wirey haired dog named Wiley. He was found as a terrified, pitifully thin puppy, who was tied to a dilapidated dog house with a two foot chain and no food or water. At the humane society, Wiley shrunk to the corner of his cage and bared his teeth at anyone who walked by. Despite his aggressive demeanor, when I saw him something stuck. For days I spent hours sitting quietly outside his open cage. I made no progress in changing his attitude, until one day he shyly brought his muzzle to a treat I had offered just outside of his cage. I was ecstatic. With more patience and attention I was soon trusted enough to pet him. A few weeks later my aunt informed me that Wiley had been adopted and I deserved credit for his second chance at life. Knowing I made a difference was one of the most liberating feelings and ever since I have found the greatest satisfaction in helping the vulnerable.
Young volunteers, Hannah, Arden, and Grace Kalsey enjoy helping with all the animals. They like walking the dogs, and playing with the cats.
The Humane Society joins forces with Waynesburg College Bonner students Stephanie and Jennifer, to bring smiles to Rolling Meadow residents with Gem, the shelter mascot.