of Cambria County
The Humane Society of Cambria County aims to provide a second chance for the abandoned, surrendered, and stray animals of Cambria County through the means of a no-kill philosophy and quality of life policy, our volunteer and foster programs, animal control services, a spay and neuter requirement, our veterinarian relationships, animal training assistance, a vetted adoption process, responsible pet ownership, and, most importantly, the human-and-animal bond.
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Volunteer of the Month
It has been a year and a half since Kelly Beamer joined our brand new Foster for a Day program, and since then, she has committed to taking out at least one of our shelter dogs, sometimes more, for a day trip at least twice a month. She does this around her work schedule as she serves as a Respiratory Therapist at Conemaugh Hospital and on top of caring for her rescue hound dogs and cats. Kelly regularly takes her dogs on 6-mile hikes, and every so often, one lucky pup from the shelter gets to join! Kelly leans towards our large dogs, because, in her own words, “the bigger, the better!” She allows her dogs and the shelter dog to get acquainted with one another at the shelter, and looks to her dog, Millie, to make the final say on who will be joining their hike. Once approved by Millie, their adventure begins! Kelly enjoys showing off just how well behaved our shelter dogs are. They get along with other dogs! They walk well on a leash! And, it works. As they walk, many people will pull over in their cars to ask about “her dogs.” Kelly always uses the opportunity to tell them about the shelter dog who is searching for a furever home. She loves being able to show off our dogs in this way. She also utilizes social media, specifically, our Fosters of the Humane Society of Cambria County Group to share some pictures she captures to show off each dog’s personality and silly behaviors. By doing this, Kelly hopes not only to educate people about shelter dogs and adoption but also to find homes for each dog she fosters. After their hike, all fosters visit Kelly’s home for some relaxation time before returning to the shelter. As she has come to know and love these dogs on their day trips, Kelly then enjoys taking them to community and fundraising events where she can tell people more about them. But, ultimately, a fosters work is never done until he or she finds a home for the animal. And, Kelly has done just that. Some of her foster dogs are now in their furever homes with some of her family and friends. As of today, she has helped 15 dogs get adopted, and to show just how truly special they are to her, she keeps a photo album of each one. Kelly it is you who is truly special to each and every dog you help and to our shelter. Your dedication and passion for our shelter dogs never goes unnoticed. Thank you so very much for taking out just one day of your schedule for these dogs and turning it into furever!
We need your help!
#HSCC is a completely non-profit organization. That means we survive off of the support from people like you. Please open your heart and help provide these animals with the supplies on our wish list. The dogs and cats thank you in advance!