Our shelter is supported by volunteers and your donations

I’ve been waiting for you.


Volunteers are a part of our extended staff.   We are always in need of committed and caring people to help us at the shelter or with our important 
Out Reach Programs. 
Scroll down to see the many ways you can help our companion pets!

Volunteers are needed to:


  • Socialize Pets
  • Groom Pets
  • Help at our Thrift Store
  • Help with Fostering and Adoption
  • Help with Shelter Cleaning
  • Help with Lawn Maintenance
  • Help with Special Events
  • Help with Pet Education and Awareness
  • Serve on the Board or the         Fundraising Committee

Volunteering helps individuals to build skills. It’s a way to give back to our community and to help our shelter animals. 

Donate to Save Lives…                               

The Venango County Humane Society operates its own Thrift Store to raise funds for the shelter.  The Thrift Store is operated by many volunteers and offers a unique assortment of quality goods for purchase.

Anyone can donate items to the Thrift Store.  All items must be in good condition, clean and in working order.  The Thrift Store now accepts used furniture and working appliances in good condition.

When you buy goods at our Thrift Store, you help the many animals we care for.

Donate and Shop our Thrift Store

The Venango County Humane  Society

Thrift Shop

is located at:

744 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
(814) 437-1700



11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

All proceeds benefit  

Venango County Humane Society 

There are multiple ways to give!

Donate securely online:


When using  PayPal, please indicate in the memo if your donation is for the General Fund, Capital Fund or a Memorial Gift.  If making a memorial gift, please indicate the name(s) of the person for whom the memorial is given and the name and address of the person receiving the notification and “Thank you.”

We transition companion pets that need the love of a family

Foster or Adopt

Best Friends Start Here


The Venango County Humane Society is always in need of donations for the shelter. 

 List of Needed Supplies

  • towels & blankets
  • paper towels
  • dog collars & leashes – all sizes
  • treats
  • toys (plastic so they can be disinfected)
  • cat litter – non-clumping 
  • tall kitchen & 33-gallon garbage bags
  • copy paper
  • postage stamps
  • Wal-Mart gift cards (so we can purchase items when needed most)
  • other animal/shelter care related items

Mail your donations:
The Venango County Humane Society
c/o Donations

286 South Main Street

Seneca, PA 16346

Drop off your donations at our Shelter Site:
Venango County Humane Society
286 South Main Street
Seneca, PA 16346

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Major Holidays


 Venango County Humane Society

Donate and  Shop our Thrift Store
You can also donate items for resale, or shop for items, at our Thrift Shop. 
752 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323

We welcome our volunteers to help work  at the Thrift Store.


All proceeds benefit the Venango County Humane Society  

Thank you for your Donation!      You helped to save a Life!