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"What is a man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man."

~ Chief Seattle,
Suquamish leader


Shelter News!

Updated May 12, 2014

Help For The Shelter Pets Campaign!
Dog and Cat Food Donations Needed!
Three Cheers For South Plainfield's Kennedy School!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
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Summer Help For The Shelter Pets!
PAHS has teamed up with Amp Your Good for Summer Help For The Shelter Pets. We've started an online supplies drive at
Amp Your Good to make it easy for you to donate supplies & to AMPlify your donation during National Pet Month! Go to to donate food and other supplies online during National Pet Month. Your donation is tax deductible and will be delivered for you!
If you complete the short survey during the checkout process, you will Amplify your donation and we'll receive a bonus donation from Amp Your Good at no cost to you!

Thank you for your support!

Thank You So Much, South Plainfield's Kennedy School!
The first grade teachers at South Plainfield's Kennedy School planned a special event to celebrate the 51st birthday of Clifford, the Big Red Dog. Sandy Doyon, Linda McGrath and Corinne Timpko hosted Clifford Cares Night on March 28. They had fun activities for the students and photos with the guest of honor, Clifford! It was a fun night! The children brought dog and cat food, treats and toys for the animals at the Plainfield Area Humane Society. They were so generous! Thank you for thinking of our animals.

Thank You All So Much!
We would like to thank Bev MacGorman and the students at the Warren Middle School for having a fundraiser to help the animals at PAHS. They raised $335.25! They called is a small fundraiser. We call it huge! Thank you all so very much!

We also need to thank Jorge and his dad for doing an incredible job fixing the pipes in our laundry room. We don't know where we would be or how we could survive without a little help from our friends.

The snow never seemed to end this winter, and we may not be done yet, but thanks to Dave Wadas, our lot always got plowed. Dave has been doing this for many years, at first anonymously. We would come in the morning after it snowed, and the lot was plowed. We just said the "snow plow fairy" was here! We found out it was Dave all the time. We don't know what we would do without him.
Thank you Dave!

Ken Distler comes to walk dogs every morning. It doesn't matter how cold, wet or nasty it is, he comes prepared and gives the dogs long walks and real quality time. All the dogs, especially Valerie, really appreciate his dedication.
Thank you Ken!

We have many other dedicated volunteers that come in and when they have time.

Tony Contreras, the dogs know your voice and get excited the minute you say hello. They know it means a long walk and treats! Tony has been coming in every Thursday, for years now!
Thank you Tony!

Pat Wolpert, you are always a sight for sore eyes. You come in and get right to work in the kitchen and laundry room. We really don't save the litter pans for you, but if there are any that need cleaning, you roll up your sleeves and clean them.
Thank you Pat!

Jan Jasper comes in every week to walk dogs. I think the walks are enjoyed by both!
Thank you Jan!

Join Our 365 Club Today!
Can you show your generosity to keep us open one day at a time? Check out our
365 Club where dozens have generously donated over $240,000 since 2004. Your donation will be recognized permanently on our website, and as a thank you for opening your hearts for our animals you will receive a gift package from us. There are several levels to at which to donate... $1,000 keeps us open for one day, $5,000 for five days, $10,000 for ten and $20,000 for twenty days.Of course, your donation is always tax deductible.

Can you help keep us open?

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PAHS is now on Instagram! Follow us at pahs_1933 for up-to-the-minute visual updates on happenings and adoptable pets!

Thank You Carrie Stone and Gary Scheich!
A big thank you and congratulations to Carrie Stone and Gary Scheich for thinking of the animals at PAHS while celebrating their wedding day. The happy couple, to be married on October 5th, 2013, donated to the animals in lieu of favors at their wedding reception. What a nice thing to do! May Carrie and Gary always be happy!

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