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


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

Shelter Location
386 Route 217
Latrobe, PA 15650


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

Visiting/Adoption Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: Noon-4pm
View Adoption Procedures

Sunday-Monday: 9am-4pm

Spay/Neuter Clinic
By appointment only
Call 724-539-2544

Closed on Holidays

Meet our Board and Staff

Executive Board

Lisa Marie Corcoran, President
Robin Grace, Vice President
Catharine M. Cathey, Recording Secretary
Betty Rushbrook, Secretary
Mark Uebele, CPA, Treasurer
Lara Fornal
David McCleary
Kelly McCleary
Dean Miller
Ted Prettiman
Leanne Rubino
Linda Ruby

Contact the Board at actionforanimalsboard@gmail.com

Advisory Board

B.J. Beckner
Eric Bononi, CPA, Esq
Dr. Mary Bowser, DVM
Dr. Hank Croft, Jr., VMD
Maryann Eidemiller
Laura Guskiewicz, CPA
Dr. Tricia Mucci, DVM
Sharon Peck
Mary F. Prettiman
Rita Whiteman


LuAnn Hutcheson, Executive Director/
Shelter Manager

Contact the Executive Director/Shelter Manager at afamanager@aol.com

Jay Malnofsky, Kennel Manager