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The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society's Mission is to prevent animal neglect and cruelty through education and enforcement while providing a safe haven and finding forever homes for those in need. There are no time limits for animals in our shelter. Animals remain available for adoption as long as they are physically and mentally healthy. The Central PA Humane Society does not euthanize adoptable pets.

The designation of "no-kill" can be applied to any shelter that euthanizes less than 10 percent of their animals a year, for reasons of health and temperament. CPHS has met this designation and has provided a safe haven and forever homes to more than 95% of animals that enter our facility.

Our adoption programs, our outreach to rescue groups, and our use of foster care have created a flow of animals in and out of our shelter that, more often than not, leaves us with space available. CPHS won't euthanize for illness that can be treated, behavior that can be modified, or for length of stay, providing there is quality of life for the pet.

Because definitions such as treatable and modified can vary with each case and we question the need for definitions or catch-phrases, we at CPHS choose to refer to our shelter and the work we do here as "Life Saving" rather than "No-Kill."

Just to be clear, the CPHS DOES NOT EUTHANIZE for illness that can be treated, for behavior that can be modified or for length of stay.

For further information about the CPHS and how you can help financially to meet the needs of the animals in our community, please contact Becky Felton 942-5402 Ext 2001 or Bfelton@centralpahumane.org. Like the CPHS on Facebook and visit often to view the animals at the shelter at centralpahumane.org.
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