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About Us

Mission Statement

Provide shelter, safety and food for the orphaned and abused animals of Washington County with the goal of placing them in loving homes.

Provide public education about the humane care and treatment of animals.

Provide affordable veterinary outpatient services including spaying or neutering.

Investigate and resolve abuse cases in the best interests of the animal and community.

The Washington Area Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, meaning we do not euthanize animals to make room for other animals.

We pride ourselves on giving every animal a chance at a loving permanent home regardless of age or medical condition. 

WAHS is funded solely by private contributions and donations. 

We take in more than 4,000 animals and investigates over 1000 abuse cases annually.

We invite you to become a WAHS member or PATHS member.

(Partners – Angles – Trustees – Helpers – Saviors)

Your financial support through our membership programs allows us to continue providing the necessary care to the animals who find their way to our shelter.

The Washington Area Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) no-kill shelter funded solely by private contributions.  The official registration and financial information of the Washington Area Humane Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

The No-Kill Shelter Conundrum

When people find out that this is a no-kill shelter they sigh with relief. The reality is that what makes this a feel-good public policy is also what makes it even more difficult to maintain.

The shelter has capacity for approximately 60 dogs and puppies and 84 cats and kittens. We can only accept another dog or cat when  space becomes available.

We are always seeking your help through adoptions, monetary donations and supply contributions.

For more information about the shelter and answers to many common questions, visit our FAQs.