In 1892, the Erie Humane Society was incorporated as a private, non-profit, charitable organization of the Commonwealth of PA. The initial mission was to investigate crimes of animal, child, and elder abuse. Since 2015, the shelter has refocused its efforts on Rescuing, Rehabilitating, and Rehoming pets to the best of our ability. The vision is to ensure refuge, develop relationships, and work with companion animals that are in need of rehabilitation prior to adoption. Operating under “No-Kill” standards, the Erie Humane Society works to rehabilitate the whole pet, understanding their behavior, medical, and emotional needs. Because of our dedication and commitment to reintegration efforts, pets are given an opportunity to start a fresh chapter while waiting to find their forever homes. We thank our community for their continued support. It’s because of your kindness, we can extend our efforts and provide the best care possible to all of the pets that reside with us. The services we provide our shelter pets include shelter, feeding, veterinary care, spaying and neutering, vaccinations, grooming, temperament testing, kennel maintenance, cruelty prevention and much more.
1. Complete an online dog or cat application form and submit or submit an application in person, at the shelter. 2. If completing a critter application for a rabbit or other small, caged animal, please download and return completed application to [email protected]. 3. We are accepting walk-in adoption applications as well. You do not need an appointment to view animals and apply to adopt.