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Capital Humane Society Charity Profile
Mission Statement: To fulfill the promise of animals, the Capital Humane Society shelters animals, protects animals and teaches compassion and respect.
What is known today as the Capital Humane Society began in 1902 as the Lancaster County Humane Society. The first shelter was located in a shed near the West 'O' Street viaduct. The Society's mission focused on the prevention of cruelty to children and horses. Around 1907 the services expanded to include a variety of animals.
In September, 1924 the Society acquired a three acre tract of land at Park Boulevard and Hatch Street, a gift in the Sawyer-Snell Estate. The current shelter is the third to sit at this location and was erected in 1966. A renovation was completed at the facility in 1997.
Capital Humane Society Volunteer Information
Volunteers are very important to the Capital Humane Society! Each person who volunteers at the shelter is providing a valuable service for the animals in our community. Providing a clean, healthy, safe and secure environment is important to the welfare of each animal!
Volunteers should be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers between the ages of 13-15 years of age may be able to volunteer if supervised by an adult. Experience is not required. We ask that individuals be self motivated and work with very little supervision.
Volunteer Positions Include:
Assistant Kennel Worker
Pet Assisted Therapy
Foster Care Provider
Benefits of Volunteering include:
Lots of Licks & Wags
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