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Holiday Hours

Please note our holiday hours.  November 26th Regular operating hours.  November 27th (Thanksgiving)  Adoptions and Hospital closed and the shelter is open for drop off from 9-12pm.   November 28th regular operating hours.

Animal Hospital

Offering compassionate care for your pet. Day, evening & some same day appointments are available - call (215) 750-5252 to schedule yours today!
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Buddy's Fund

Women's Humane Society launches Buddy's Fund to help special needs animals. Click here to read more.

House Bill 1750 Update

Up to date information regarding House Bill 1750

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Overview

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.

 

Tip Tuesday

Every Tuesday our veterinarian staff weigh in on important topics for pet owners.  Click here to see the latest tip!

Testimonials

"I have been taking my cats to your hospital for many years.  This past week was the first time Dr. Byrd has examined my cats.  She was absolutely amazing.  She was very kind, gentle, and complimentary to my cats.  It was so nice to have a veterinarian take their time with me and my cats and give them the quality examination they need and deserve.  I look forward to bringing my cats back to her next year."
                                                                      -Beth Mischaks


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America’s First Animal Shelter • Founded 1869