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The Humane Society of Cambria County is a non-profit, no-kill shelter based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Since 1976 they've helped lost pets find their owners and stray and abandoned animals find new loving forever homes. No animal will ever be turned away from their care, regardless of age, health condition, behavior, or adoptability. There's no time limit on how long an animal can stay, giving each pet the best chance to find their new forever family.
Cambria County Humane Society's dedicated staff is committed to saving as many animals as possible while advocating responsible pet ownership.
In addition to a comprehensive adoption program, the society holds animal control contracts with some local cities and townships. They strive to provide ethical and humane animal control services. Captured animals are taken to the shelter and every effort is made to reunite lost pets with their owners. If an owner doesn’t come forward, the animal is put up for adoption.
Here are the steps for bringing home a new furry friend from the Humane Society of Cambria County:
All animals are adopted on a first-come, first-served basis. Any pets that are too young to undergo spay/neuter surgery must have their procedure after adoption. In these instances, the Humane Society of Cambria County asks for a deposit, which will be refunded when the procedure is complete.
Adoption fees at the Humane Society of Cambria County are as follows:
The spay/neuter deposit for dogs is $50.
The spay/neuter deposit for cats is $20.
Your adoption fee covers up-to-date vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery for those old enough to receive it.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.