Lehigh County Humane Society
640 Dixon Street
Allentown, PA 18103
610-797-1205

A Lifesaving Animal Shelter
SAVING LIVES FOR OVER 100 YEARS!
The Lehigh County Humane Society was founded in 1906 to provide a haven for homeless animals and for the prevention of cruelty to both animals and children. During the following year, 1907, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officially incorporated The Humane Society as a nonprofit organization. A member of that founding board was Jessie Dent, the great-grandmother of our present-day Congressman, Charlie Dent. 
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OUR HISTORY
OUR MISSION
For 108 years, the Lehigh County Humane Society has remained steadfast in its mission to keep its doors open to all homeless animals and, with the utmost compassion, provide shelter, food, and medical care, aggressively find loving homes, promote spay/neuter initiatives, combat cruelty, and educate the community to responsible pet ownership.
Welcome Friends!!
Adoption
Protecting & Rescuing
Question: How is the Lehigh County Humane Society Funded?
Answer: The Lehigh County Humane Society is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 animal shelter and is funded by the generosity of people who care about the welfare of the community's homeless animals. Funds are derived from donations, grants, fundraising events and bequests.

We are NOT a governmental agency and we are not governed by any governmental agency. In addition, we are not governed by nor receive any funding from any other local, state or national animal welfare agency.

Question: Does the Humane Society perform animal control services?
Answer: PA State Law states that animal control is the responsibility of the law enforcement agencies of government. However, if local municipalities desire to enter into a contract with the Humane Society to do animal control, the Humane Society may agree to perform these services on an individual contractual basis.
DO YOU KNOW?
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
What has the Lehigh County Humane Society done to prevent the tragedy of pet over-population?

We are proud to say that the Lehigh County Humane Society was the pioneer in offering  low-cost spay neuter services to Lehigh County residents.

In 1966, three spirited women, Mrs. Mary Amelio, Mrs. Maguerite Sandt and Mrs. Morris Senderowitz founded the Humane Society's Auxiliary. In 1969, these visionary women went on to establish the LCHS Spay/Neuter Fund. This was the first program of its kind in the Lehigh Valley.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of these determined ladies, thousands of births were prevented and the suffering of thousands of homeless pets was alleviated. Sadly, the last surviving member of this threesome, Mrs. Mary Amelio, died unexpectedly in February, 2012. Mary is sorely missed by all of us at the Humane Society. She left a legacy of compassion and dedication that serves as a clear testimony to the difference that one or a few of us can make in the lives of the animals we serve. 
"This shelter is about New Beginnings and Second Chances"
Rio, one of the many joyous residents here at LCHS! 
This website is brought to you by The Lehigh County Humane Society Pets of the Week.
Mortimore
Kayanna