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.
Sugar Cookie ADOPTED 01/24/15
Hamilton ADOPTED 01/23/15
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.
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NATIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER APPRECIATION WEEK
NOVEMBER 2 - 9, 2014
November 2nd through 9th has been designated a week to give special recognition to those dedicated workers across the country who work tirelessly in caring for the millions of homeless animals that find refuge each year in our nation's animal shelters.
This week is a time for us at the Lehigh County Humane Society to renew our commitment to the thousands of animals that come through our doors. We have chosen to describe ourselves as A LIFESAVING SHELTER in the firm belief that the word "lifesaving" best exemplifies our mission. We have always gone to extraordinary measures to fight animal neglect and cruelty, to save animal lives, to provide these animals the medical care they need and to find them loving homes. For 108 years we have been unrelenting in these efforts.
This Humane Society believes that the discrediting of other animal shelters, the defacing of property and verbal and physical threats all create a climate that takes animal lives rather than saves them. The result is that people hesitate to bring animals to that shelter and those animals are then abandoned to the streets where they suffer in their struggle to survive. Furthermore, this behavior violates the very foundation of compassion and caring upon which all credible animal organizations are built. The LCHS will not be a part of such reprehensible actions!
We are profoundly grateful for you, our many friends, who have steadfastly encouraged us and applauded our efforts. Your financial support, your messages of praise and your visits to the Dixon Street Shelter have done much to lift our spirits and strengthen our determination to continue our lifesaving work. Each day we face challenges that seem insurmountable. However, with your help, we will continue to give the best care possible to the wonderful and precious animals that arrive at our animal shelter each year.
With deep appreciation,
The Board of Directors and Staff
The Lehigh County Humane Society
"A Lifesaving Animal Shelter"