The Silver Lining to a Busy Intake Season

By Allison Caldwell, Relationships Department

While everyone loves a holiday, those days leading up to those dates can be hard for us here at the Western PA Humane Society. While others are prepping for their 4th of July barbeque, we are seeing an influx of animals being surrendered to our shelter. Since Monday, more than 120 animals have been surrendered to our North Shore shelter alone. Having so many animals come through our doors can be really hard. However, that is the reason we are an open door shelter – so that no animal is ever without a place to live.

Today while wallowing in the large number of animals we have taken on, I stopped to look at our “Forever Homes…Found” photo album on the WPHS Facebook page. I will tell you, it was the perfect way to lift my spirits. To see some of the alumni we have helped find forever homes for is the perfect way to make it through a Wednesday! Below is a random sampling of pictures of some of our former residents. Have a very happy 4th of July (and make sure to give your pet an extra hug)!

Some of Our Alum