The health of our shelter animals is our top priority, which is exactly why we clean every dog kennel every day starting at 8:00 every morning until about 11:00 or 11:30. New volunteers will be paired with a staff member or experienced volunteer to learn the basics of kennel cleaning.
Dog Kennel Cleaning includes several steps. First being, cleaning up the "leavings" of the previous night. After which, we are able to completely disinfect the kennels; rinse hair, food and other solids into our drains to be picked up and thrown away. Once the disinfectant has sat for its full 10 minute period, pens are dried and reset up with beds, toys and water bowls.
All help we are able to get is greatly apprecatied, and will be met with many tails wags and kitty kisses.
The purpose of the Elk County Humane Society shall be to provide effective means of proventing cruelty to animals throughout Elk County by: fostering humane education, assisting authorities in all laws pertaining to animals, by employing a Humane Officer, by operating a shelter that is open to the public and continuing to place a variety of animals, providing adoptive services, providing protection for animals. Providing recognition of meritorious humane acts, assisting pet owners in obtaining spaying and neutering services by referring them to reduced cost clinics, ending the suffering in a humane manner of any incurable or unadoptable animal, such other services as may, from time to time, be considered by the Society as necessary for the attainment of this purpose.
In January 2001, the first public meeting was held. Within two months, a board was organized, by-laws written and the ECHS applied for a 501(c)(3) tax exemption. We operated without a building with the help of foster homes. In 2004, the City of Saint Mary's leased two acres of land to the Society for one dollar a year for fifty years. Donations from foundations, corporations, organizations, and individuals enabled us to build the Elk County Humane Society. Much of the work was donated. In June 2007, we opened our doors to the public. We now have 24 dog pens and runs, and 44 cat pens.
We'll work with your schedule.
1029 E. Eschbach RoadSaint Marys, PA15857
January 15, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Volunteer Form filled out on Arrival; Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult