The shelter is closed to the public beginning Thanksgiving day, and reopening Monday, Dec. 1.
However, potential adopters may be able to schedule appointments by leaving a message at (724) 548-4520.
We want you to find the perfect pet for your family, and become their forever home! To make sure the adoption is a good match, our procedure is:
1. All family members must come & meet the pet to be adopted.
2. The new family signs a pre-adoption questionnaire & agreement.
3. There is a three-day waiting period while we review/verify the adoption agreement, references.
4. The pet is prepared for his/her new home: spayed or neutered (if not done already); updated on vaccinations including an "8-Way distemper shot, rabies and bordetella; Advantage flea prevention, Avid (micro-chipped).
DOGS are heartworm tested & stool checked, and wormed if needed.
CATS have a four-way vaccination, and if over 12 weeks rabies vaccinated, stool checked & wormed if needed, leukemia & combo tested.
To help defray these costs, there is an adoption fee for the adopted pets at our shelter.
ALL ANIMALS WILL BE ALTERED BEFORE LEAVING THE SHELTER.
Orphans of the Storm is located in Armstrong County. We were established in 1969 to provide temporary shelter for unwanted and abused animals. We match lovable animals with loving forever homes, educate the public on humane, responsible care of all animals, and promote spaying and neutering to reduce companion animal overpopulation.
Orphans of the Storm is a no-kill animal shelter. This means we euthanize an animal only if it is suffering with no hope to be cured, or if the animal is a danger to people or other animals.
WISH LIST: Visit our Amazon wish list by clicking here!
WE ALSO NEED: CLAY CAT LITTER, NON-CLUMPING!!! Dry Purina Dog Chow (green bag), Purina Puppy Chow (tri-colored food), dry Purina Cat Chow, dry Purina Kitten Chow; canned dog food, dry Purina One Dog Food, dry Iams Dog Food, dry Iams Cat Food (orange bag original), non-colored dog chews, chew toys, Kong toys (all sizes), adjustable dog collars and leashes, dog/cat shampoo (not flea & tick), towels, grooming supplies, paper towels, dish liquid, stamps, 9 x 12 clasp envelopes, newspapers, heavy brooms, mop heads (blue or white from Sams’ Club) commercial weight garbage bags (leaf & tall kitchen), Q-tips, hand sanitizer, unscented bleach (not ultra).
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO:
Walk, groom and spend time with the shelter's dogs
Spend time with the cats
Volunteer with our Pittsburgh Mills Mall cats & kittens
Foster home dogs & puppies, cats & kittens
Videotape (smart phone?) our animals to add to pets’ Petfinder descriptions
Offsite events (fund raisers, pet adoption days)
Follow up calls for adopted animals
Prepare newspapers for cage use (may be done offsite)
Donate aluminum cans
FELINE VOLUNTEERSWe only have two volunteers for our 30+ felines!
SUNDAY DOG WALKERS! from 8 - 10 a.m. Start your week off on a grrreat note!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us today!PLEASE NOTE: Those needing volunteer hours for community service need to contact the shelter directly at 724-548-4520.
Monday thru Friday: 1 - 5, Adoption hours 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 3, Adoption hours noon - 2:30 p.m.
Sundays, Holidays Closed
PLEASE call and check on our hours if in doubt before you come to see a pet! Also please come to see pets at least 1/2 hour before closing to have time to spend with a pet if interested in adopting,if not you maybe asked to come back the next business day to meet the pet and do your pre-adoption forms.
LOCATION: Orphans of the Storm is located on Rt. 85 about three miles east of Kittanning.
FROM THE SOUTH AND WEST: Follow Routes 28/66/422. Remain on 28/66 to end of bypass (remain in RIGHT lane). At traffic signal, turn right onto Rt. 85. Orphans of the Storm is about 1/4 mile on the left hand side.
FROM THE EAST: Follow Rt. 422 to the intersection with Rts.28/66 north (New Bethlehem and Clarion). Take Rts.28/66 north. Stay in RIGHT lane at traffic signal. Turn right onto Rt. 85 (about one mile to first traffic signal); turn right onto Rt. 85. We are about 1/4 mile on the left side.
FROM THE NORTH: Take Rt. 28/66 to intersection with Rt. 85 (traffic signal). Turn left onto Rt. 85; we are about 1/4 mile on left.