The adoption fee for cats and kittens is $30.00, and for dogs and pups it's $50.00. The Humane Society can only accept cash or checks for the adoption fee.
If you wish to surrender an animal, placement at the Humane Society is by appointment only. Be sure to call ahead and arrange a date and time. This will ensure that there is available space at the shelter for your pet.
The Venango County Humane Society needs your help in raising money for their new shelter. Our architect estimates that the cost of this project will be at least 1.5 milliion dollars. If you can make a contribution, please make the checks out to Venango County Humane Society Building Fund. They can be mailed to:
Venango County Humane Society Building Fund
Att: Carol Lee Gustafson
P.O. Box 413
Seneca, PA 16346-0413
Because animals are largely silent victims who can't reach out to authorities themselves, law-enforcement officials must often rely upon witnesses such as friends and neighbors to bring cruelty, abuse, and neglect to their attention.
If you see animals being neglected or abused, contact the PASPC or Pennsylvania Society for Prevention of Cruelty to animals at this toll free number:
If in doubt about whether particular behavior constitutes abuse, it's better to err on the side of caution and report the suspected abuse to officials. They will investigate the claims, and decide whether a crime has occurred. Clarion County Animals are not accepted at this time. Information on shelter phone numbers follows:
Crawford County (814) 724-5115
Butler County (724) 789-1150
Shenango Valley-Mercer County (724) 342-5834
Warren County (814) 726-1961
If you need to contact the state dog law offices, the numbers are as follows:
Regional Office (814) 332-6890
Venango & Forest County: Mark Holben (814) 744-9230
Breeding season for cats is typically from January to September. A male cat or tom can become a father as early as six months. Neutering dramatically reduces or eliminates tomcat spraying, fighting, and roaming behavior. Neutered male cats stay closer to home, become much less aggressive, and become more affectionate pets. A female cat or queen may become pregnant by four months of age. Spaying puts a permanent stop to her interest in romance, including continous yowling, rubbing up against the furniture, rolling around on the floor, and her urges to roam.
Jeb, who had been with us since August found a forever home last Saturday. Best of luck to Jeb and his new family
Meet Baby, a Labrador Retriever mix. She's a 5 to 6 year old spayed female. Her black coat has white on the face, neck, and front left paw. Smaller than a purebred Lab, Baby is gentle and very calm, She came in as a stray, but she's housetrained and walks well on a leash. Sometimes she makes a lot of noise in the kennel, but she just wants to get your attention. A daily walk every day and a chance to run off leash in a safe area will keep her in good shape. Baby doesn't ask much, just a little security and love. This ideal pet is waiting to meet you at the Humane Society, noon till five, Monday through Saturday.
We make it easy for you to do the right thing! All animals adopted from our shelter come with a free certificate for a spay/neuter, which the law requires you to have done upon adoption.
We try to update our pet listings every week with new arrivals, usually on Wednesdays. We remove listed animals who have been adopted during the week. Last update Dec/ 4. Next update expected Dec. 11. Click here to see our latest pet list.
DAD's Donation Drive
We are proud to be participating in DAD'S Have A Heart Program. Send us the UPC labels from any DAD'S dog or cat food product, and the company will make a cash donation to our shelter. You can bring these labels to us in person at the shelter, or send them to 2724 Deep Hollow Rd., Franklin, Pa. 16323. Thank you DAD's!
Almost every Saturday, the Venango County Humane Society takes some of its dogs and cats on a field trip to the Cranberry Mall in Seneca, PA. Come meet us there from noon to about 3:30 p.m., sign up to be a member or a volunteer, and find out more about our wonderful animals. We always need more volunteers for our mall visits, so please email us if you can help, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Puppies, Kittens & Small Breeds
Although we try to update our Petfinder listings with new animals at least once a week, not every animal we have available for adoption makes it onto the Petfinder list. In particular, young puppies, kittens, and small breed dogs often go out the door so quickly that there is not time to take their pictures and post them. If you are interested in one of these types of animals, please call us or drop by the shelter. If you are persistent, you are likely to find the animal you are looking for.
Our spay/neuter program is primarily funded by bingo at the Lee Bessler Memorial Hall at the top of Seneca Hill. The phone number there is 676-1471. Doors open at 5:00 PM, and the games begin at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come and join us and help support the spay/neuter program.
Please visit our website at http://home.usachoice.net/vchumanesoc/index.html. There you will find more information about our organization and our activities, as well as tips for keeping your pet heathy and happy, and humane education activities for your children.
Who We Are
The mission of the Venango County Humane Society is to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote public animal care education and awareness. The Venango County Humane Society was incorporated as a private, non-profit organization in 1956. Our shelter was built in 1971 on Deep Hollow Road in Oil City, PA.
Many people assume because of our name that we are a branch of the county government and are subsidized by county funds. However, this is not the case. We must rely on donations, memberships, memorials, and fundraising to operate.
Individual and family memberships in the Humane Society are available. Individual memberships are $5.00, and family memberships are $10.00. Your membership or contribution may be sent to: Venango County Humane Society P.O. Box 1045 Oil City, PA 16301
The Venango County Humane Society provides many services to the community, in addition to taking in lost pets and providing adoption services:
Nursing home/hospital visits. For the past thirteen years, we have been taking volunteers and their animals to visit people in area nursing homes and hospitals. If you are interested in participating in this program, you may contact Joan Loeffler at (814) 432-2560.
We also provide shelter tours and humane education programs. Tours and programs may be arranged by contacting our shelter manager, Kathy Rial, at (814) 677-4040.
For additional information about our services, including our efforts to prevent animal cruelty, please contact us at (814) 677-4040, between the hours of noon and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Adopting a friend
Although phone and email inquiries are welcome, all adoptions must be made in person between noon and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at our shelter on Deep Hollow Road in Oil City.
The adoption fee for cats is $22.00, and for dogs is $32.00. All applicants must also sign an adoption contract and agree to get their new pet spayed or neutered. Each animal comes with shots and a certificate for a free spay/neuter at the veterinarian of your choice. (This is a great deal, and a good reason to adopt an animal from our shelter, since a spay/neuter can run upwards of $100!)
We do the best we can describing our animals online, but there is no substitute for coming to meet them, and asking our staff about them -- they know the animals far better than anybody else does.
When you do come to see us, please ask us and we will let you visit with the animal of your choice outside its cage or kennel. We recommend that as the best way to get to know an animal before you decide to take it home.
Our shelter is located on Deep Hollow Road, between Franklin and Oil City, in Venango County, PA. We are open from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. If you need directions, please call us at (814) 677-4040, send us an email, or use the map link below (remember, we are in Venango County!)
Map to our shelter Venango County Humane Society P.O. Box 1045 Deep Hollow Road Oil City, PA 16301 Phone: (814) 677-4040 (Mon-Sat., Noon-5 p.m.)