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Animal Hospital

Offering compassionate care for your pet. Day and evening hours available.


Itch the cat has been “itchin” to find a new home since early February.  Today her new owners scratched that itch!  Good luck itch, we’re so very happy to see you off with your new family!

Featured Pet

Bud, Buddy, The Budster!  It doesn't matter what you call him, just take him home! Click here to find out more about this adorable dog.


The Women’s Humane Society’s commitment to the humane and compassionate treatment of animals is demonstrated by our distinguished history as America’s First Animal Shelter. We offer a variety of services for the community, including adoptions, quality medical care for animals, affordable veterinary care for pet owners, education programs and a commitment to control animal overpopulation.

We receive no federal, state or local funds. Our programs are funded entirely by donations from our supporters and fees from services. With your help, we can continue our mission to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Mission Statement

The Women’s Humane Society is dedicated to the humane and compassionate treatment of animals. Our mission to protect the interests of animals began with our founding in 1869 by Philadelphian Caroline Earle White.  She believed that animals have an important place in our society and should be treated with kindness and respect.

Today, we continue to embrace the philosophies and ideals of Mrs. White through our services and programs. WHS rescues and shelters unwanted animals, offers animals for adoption and investigates and prosecutes animal cruelty cases in Bucks and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania. WHS also serves communities in the Delaware Valley by providing an animal veterinary hospital, operating a service to rescue stray and injured animals, offering humane education programs and providing dog obedience training classes.


Latest News

Posted on Mar 26, 2014
During Women's History Month, WHYY reached out to our CEO, Cathy Malkemes requesting an interview to talk about our founder, Caroline Earle White and the history of Women's Humane Society.  To hear...

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America’s First Animal Shelter • Founded 1869