Lost, Stray or Unwanted Animals

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Lost, Stray or Unwanted Animals

The Humane Society strongly urges pet owners to continue to care for their pets, but in emergencies we may be able to assist. If you need to make use of the shelter facilities, please call us to see what can be done. You may be put on a waiting list for an empty kennel.

Our shelter is always full, so we cannot open our doors to every animal in our county. Pet owners must realize that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find a good home for their unwanted pets, even though we devote most of our resources to this effort.

Puppy with bowl

If you capture a stray animal, or lose your pet, we urge you to call the shelter immediately or complete our lost animal form. We have assisted many owners in recovering their pets in Greene County. The best way to ensure that you will find your lost pet is to have a personalized tag attached to the pet’s collar, with your name and telephone number on it. To get an order blank for a personalized tag, go to any pet shop or veterinarian, or come to our shelter.

If you see a stray dog in the same area for several days, but you are unable to trap or secure it, please call the Dog Warden. Only dogs are captured, and this is the job of the Dog Warden.

Greene County – Dog Warden Newman, 412-973-0215
Washington County – Dog Warden Sheldon, 412-973-0089
Fayette County – Dog Warden Minick, 412-427-7215

Dog Wardens are employed by the state of Pennsylvania and respond to stray and roaming dogs, dog bites, dog attacks on humans and animals; investigate sheep kills by coyotes and dogs; and monitor dog licenses. They are not employed by Humane Societies.