Lehigh County Humane Society
640 Dixon Street
Allentown, PA 18103
A Lifesaving Animal Shelter
LOSE A POUND, WALK A HOUND!
Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Fridays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Walkers must be registered in advance and attend an orientation.
- Photo ID required at time of appointment
- Proper dress required. Long pants, sneakers, no shorts or open toed shoes.
- Walkers must be 18 or older to walk, children 12 and older may walk with an adult.
This could be the title of the beautiful floor-to-ceiling mural in our Cat Community Room!
Newly painted by local artist, Rebecca Ward, and made possible through the generosity of a LCHS Board member, this painting graces the rear wall of the first room on the left as you enter the animal shelter.
Seeing the startled face of the comical, mischievous feline, whose plot to feast on two goldfish has failed, evokes a laugh from every visitor at the shelter! In fact, we think that our mural is worthy of display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art!!
So come visit, see our wonderful pets and...have a laugh or two!
As the colors of autumn fade, we can be certain that the winter holiday season is not far behind!
One of the joys of the approaching holiday season is turning our thoughts to our many blessings for which we are deeply thankful.
Here is our "Thankful For" List:
1. The wonderful folks who come to The Lehigh County Humane Society to find a lifelong animal companion.
2. Our generous donors who provide the vital funds needed to care for our animal residents.
3. Our shelter manager who handles daily shelter challenges with kindness, competence and professionalism.
4. Our hardworking, compassionate office and kennel employees.
5. Our faithful volunteers who perform a variety of important tasks.
6. Our dedicated board of directors.
7. Responsible citizens who spay and neuter their pets.
8. Those anonymous friends who each holiday bring gifts for the animals and for our employees.
9. The many "adoption partners" who collaborate with us in finding homes for the shelter's animals.
10. The foster families who care for the neediest of our animals.
11. Those folks who are "first responders" when we issue a plea for dog and cat food and for the other necessary items.
12. A lovely facility that enable us to provide a safe and caring place for our homeless pets.
13. The many visitors who compliment us on the cleanliness of our shelter and the friendliness of our staff.
14. The unity that exists among our employees as they work as a team to better the lives of the animals in their care.
15. The veterinary hospitals who assist us in the routine and emergency care of our animals.
16. And, last but not least, the precious pets that show us marvelous examples of loyalty and commitment and so lovingly share their lives with us.
As holiday excitment builds and holiday festivities increase, we need to be particularly mindful of the safety of our pets.
Here are some helpful holiday tips.
Holiday food and leftovers
Keep a watchful eye on the holiday table and unattended plates of food. The enticing smells of holiday goodies can lead to tragic eating for a pet. Fatty, spicy food- as well as bones- should not be fed to your pets. Gastrointestinal upsets can spell misery and worse for an animal.
Trash containers can spell trouble for an inquisitive pet. Keep the trash can lid on tightly and secure it so that, if toppled, it won't come off! Keep it out of reach or better yet, remove the can from the area and take it outside. Rich turkey meat, bones, onions and chocolate can do enormous damage to a pet.
Anchor your tree so an excited pet won't knock it over causing injury to itself and others. Tinsel and ornaments can be very attractive to pets. Our feline friends find shiny, stringy, things particularly attractive. Ribbon and yarn can also spell disaster if ingested by a curious feline! If swallowed, tinsel can obstruct the pet's digestive tract resulting in vomiting, dehydration and other life threatening illness. Glass ornaments can cause serious injuries as well.
It's fun to fill a Christmas stocking with gifts for a pet but choose these gifts wisely! Dogs can tear apart toys and swallow the pieces. These pieces can then create a blockage in the pet's throat, stomach of intestines. Stick with indestructible toys such as Kong toys, or Nylabones. Stuff Kong toys with healthy treats that are easily and safely digestible and provide hours of fun for your pet.
Don't ever leave lighted candles unattended! Pets can burn themselves or cause catastrophic damage to your home if they accidentally knock over a candle.
New Year's Eve
As you count down the minutes and prepare to watch the ball drop on Times Square, please remember that confetti, if swallowed by a cat, can lodge in the cat's intestines, perhaps leading to surgery. Noisy celebrating can also terrify pets and this fear may cause them to seek safety in places inside or outside your home that could place them in considerable danger!