Lehigh County Humane Society
640 Dixon Street
Allentown, PA 18103

A Lifesaving Animal Shelter
About The Lehigh County Humane Society
The Lehigh County Humane Society was a pioneer in establishing the humane movement in Pennsylvania. In 1906, along with four other Humane Societies, this group organized The Federation of Pennsylvania Humane Societies. The Federation resolved to meet once per year to discuss mutual issues and to have experts in child abuse and animal welfare conduct seminars to help solve these pressing problems. To this day, over 100 years later, this group, now around 45 members strong, still meets yearly for the purpose of addressing animal welfare problems.

The services the LCHS provides for the citizens and animals of Lehigh County are many and varied. From the outset, and to the present day, The LCHS has had an open-door policy. This means that all homeless animals brought to its doors will find sanctuary. Upon entering the shelter, each animal is examined, medicated if necessary, housed and fed. Aggressive efforts are made to find each one of these animals new homes. Frequently, we collaborate with reputable adoption partners such as breed rescues and foster groups.

Alvin-Adopted 06/14/14
Ivana and Boris-Adopted 06/14/14
Some Important Things We Do For the Citizens and Animals of Lehigh County
Provide food, medical care and a safe haven for abandoned and owner relinquished animals.

Rescue sick or injured animals-24 hours each day- seven days each week.

Find life-long, loving homes through our aggressive adoption program.

Investigate cruelty and enforce the PA Anti-Cruelty Laws.

Reduce pet overpopulation through our low-cost spay and neuter program.

Present professionally designed educational programs throughout the community.

Sponsor regularly scheduled low-cost vaccinations clinics.

Reunite lost pets with their human companions.

Provide dog licenses which must be purchased yearly.

Offer rental of humane traps for pesky wild animals.

Work in partnership with other humane agencies to re-home homeless animals.

Elizabeth-Adopted 06/18/14
All of us who labor each day to save the lives of the animals in our care have reason to rejoice when we think of the thousands of animals that, having once resided in our shelter, are now, through our efforts, residing in loving homes.

The Lehigh County Humane Society has chosen to describe itself as a LIFESAVING ANIMAL SHELTER in the firm belief that the word "lifesaving" most accurately describes the Lehigh County Humane Society's mission.

All of our efforts are directed to providing a safe haven for the homeless animals that come to our doors and to eventually placing these animals in new and loving homes. Extradordinary medical measures are taken costing $12,000-$17,000 per month to save the lives of sick or injured animals in order to restore each animal to a healthy "adoptable" status.

The Humane Society routinely partners with other animal agencies in addressing common problems and in seeking and securing homes for needy pets. These partnerships have resulted in a productive exchange of ideas and in many positive collaborative efforts. This, in turn, has created an atmosphere of mutual respect, a respect critical to the building of a safe and enlightened community in which we can all better serve animals.

The Lehigh County Humane Society believes that harassment, unfounded accusations, verbal and physical threats, disparagement of other agencies and the defacing and destruction of the property of other animal organizations is counterproductive and totally unacceptable. This behavior drives the public away and, consequently, potential homes for animals are lost. This behavior violates the very tenets of compassion and caring that must and should govern all animal welfare organizations and undermines the credibility of the entire animal welfare community.

We are deeply grateful to our many friends whose support has been unwavering throughout some difficult times in the last few years. Our resolve and determination to serve homeless animals has been bouyed by your many kind gestures of encouragement.


The Lehigh County Humane Society Staff
Letter of Appreciation To Our Friends
Sugar Cube-Adopted 06/18/14