Erie Gives

The Humane Society of NWPA is celebrating 125 years of commitment to Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Rehoming needy animals in the Erie community!


The Humane Society of NWPA is a managed admissions shelter, operating under “no-kill” standards. There is no time-limit for the length of stay a pet has at the Humane Society of NWPA. Healthy, adoptable pets remain at the shelter until they are adopted. Additionally, there are no restrictions of age of pets. We take-in newborn kittens to senior pets, giving every animal the opportunity to thrive so that they may have a second chance at a happy, healthy life with a loving family.

Pets by the thousands are being left homeless for a wide variety of reasons. We do not judge how these adorable and deserving souls get into our arms, just that we welcome them.

Our commitment is to find them loving and lasting forever homes using the most responsible and safe rescue means possible.

Our passion is to rescue pets in need. These animals enter the shelter as strays, surrendered by their families, or are rescued from tragic acts of animal cruelty.

Our goal is to rehabilitate them and be their voice—ensuring they are matched with a responsible, compassionate family. Through volunteer efforts, community support and ongoing education we strive to be the voice these animals deserve. 

Through your generosity, we can create more awareness and build a stronger voice for the voiceless pets who need us to take a stand for them!

Join us in taking a stand and support the Humane Society of NWPA, with your donation on Erie Gives Day, Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!