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
P.O. Box 814
Latrobe, PA 15650
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
View Adoption Procedures
By appointment only
Closed on Holidays
Meet our Board and Staff
Lisa Marie Corcoran, President
Robin Grace, Vice President
Catharine M. Cathey, Recording Secretary
Betty Rushbrook, Secretary
Mark Uebele, CPA, Treasurer
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Eric Bononi, CPA, Esq
Dr. Hank Croft, Jr., VMD
Laura Guskiewicz, CPA
Dr. Tricia Mucci, DVM
Mary F. Prettiman
LuAnn Hutcheson, Executive Director/
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Jay Malnofsky, Kennel Manager