Humane Society of Greene County
183 Jefferson Road
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370
Monday, 12:00 to 5:00
Wednesday, 12:00 to 5:00
Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00
Animal abuse investigation
has specially trained and licensed staff who investigate reports of
animal abuse, whether pets or livestock. Wild animals that are injured
are best left alone, but, if you want to report such a situation,
contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
investigations involve looking at the animals in the living situation
in which they find them. They may take pictures, and, if there is a
problem, they will contact the owner to try to improve things. If the
abuse is severe, or if they are unable to come to a satisfactory
arrangement with the owner, they may take the animals, and seek further
remedy through the courts, under Pennsylvania state laws that protect
Call them if you know of such an abusive situation.
Services to the general public
Humane Society realizes that we can even help people who have no pets.
Every week they take one or two of their friendliest pets to a local
care facility that houses elderly persons. It has been scientifically
demonstrated that the opportunity to play with a cat or dog improves the
health of older people. By the way, if you are an older person, and do
not have a pet at this time, here is some food for thought.
They have videos and books on animal and pet care for free loan to the public.
pay attention to future pet owners as well. We offer presentations on
pet care, how to watch for animal abuse, and other topics to area
schools. These presentations are available to groups as well. They
conduct a yearly essay contest among school students to increase
awareness about animal abuse and the need to spay or neuter many pets.
conduct a yearly rabies clinic at the Greene County Fairgrounds in the
Fall. At this clinic they offer rabies shots, dog and cat distemper
shots, feline leukemia shots, and dog and cat worming at extremely low
fees. These services are conducted by a veterinarian.
Oh, yes, you can purchase your required yearly Greene County dog license at their shelter.