About Us

Action For Animals Humane Society (AFA) is a 501c3 non-profit, non-government funded, no-kill shelter that keeps animals free from the threat of unwarranted euthanasia. We provide care for abused, abandoned and stray dogs and cats of Westmoreland County. AFA is Westmoreland County’s oldest no-kill shelter. We have been matching people and pets for over 30 years!

AFA is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors committed to using their expertise and passion to fulfill AFA’s mission.

The shelter houses up to 150 animals on any given day with no government funding. We adopt animals into responsible homes and vigorously promote the spay and neuter of all pets to eliminate the cruelty of animal overpopulation.

In addition to the rescue and adoption of almost 1,000 animals each year, we also provide a low cost spay/neuter program, education programs, free board to animals of domestic violence victims, volunteer opportunities and are a first response disaster relief team member.

AFA is located just outside of Latrobe on Route 217. Our beautiful facilities include Tigre Pavilion (cageless open-air cattery), Blessed’s Dog Park and walking paths, private visitation rooms, and outdoor covered play areas.

Hours and Location

Info

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 814
Latrobe, PA 15650

Shelter Location
386 Route 217
Latrobe, PA 15650

Phone
724-539-2544

Please note: we receive at least 3,000 phone calls per month. With a limited staff, we cannot answer every call immediately. If you reach our voice mail, please leave a message and we will return your call. Phone calls and e-mails will be responded to within 24-48 hours.

Hours of Operation

Adoption/Kennel
Please note: no adoptions within 45 minutes of closing time
Sunday – 12pm to 3pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 12pm to 7pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 12pm to 6pm
Friday – 12pm to 4pm
Saturday – 12pm to 4pm
Closed on Holidays

Spay/Neuter Clinic
Open 9am, Monday – Friday
By appointment only
Call 724-539-2544

Meet our Board and Staff

Executive Board

Rita Whiteman, President
Catharine M. Cathey, Vice President
Angela Robin Grace
Regis Tomsey, CPA, Treasurer
Betty Rushbrook, Secretary
Lisa Marie Corcoran
Johnette DeRose
Dean Miller
Ted Prettiman
Leanne Rubino
Mark Uebele, CPA

Advisory Board

Teresa Aguilo, Graphic/Web Designer
B.J. Beckner
Eric Bononi, CPA, Esq
Dr. Hank Croft, Jr., VMD
Maryann Eidemiller
Rebecca Gales
Laura Guskiewicz, CPA
Gretchen Kuhns
Marie McCandless
Dr. Tricia Mucci, DVM
Sharon Peck
Mary F. Prettiman
Robin Schall
Virginia Szwarc

Staff

LuAnn Hutcheson, Manager
Pam Reese, Assistant Manager