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The Pike County Humane Society, Inc
Candidates for Board of Directors – 11/23/21

Below are the candidates that are running for seats on the Pike County Board of Directors at the annual meeting to be held at St Patrick’s Hall, East High Street, Milford, PA starting at 7pm. Please be prompt as the doors will be closed once the meeting starts. The election will take place after the open board meeting that is scheduled to begin at 7. Voting Members must be checked in and verified at the door.
Only members in good standing- (those that have donated at least $25 in the last year by the deadline of 11/13/21) will be allowed to vote. No memberships will be taken at the meeting. Voting must be done in person only.
2020 Covid restrictions presented the need to forego the 2020 PCHS annual meeting until 2021. Due to extended Board Member terms that were due to expire in 2020, those positions are included in this election for a term of two years.
Responsibilities for a Board of Director:
The Board of Directors shall be the decision-making and policy-setting body of the Society. The Board shall have control of fiscal, personnel and administrative functions of the Corporation. It shall set financial goals, establish policies, manage legal matters, and communicate with the membership. The policies, performance, and all other similar and related duties shall be consistent with PCHS By-laws and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
PCHS Members in good standing are invited to vote for the individuals they feel will be best suited to carry out the above responsibilities.
Three year term candidates (3 positions available)
Nicole Borrico
Kristy DeLeon
Sheri Haydu
Tom Jensen
Jo Martin
Stacy O’Connell
Anastasia Ryman
Edward Ryman, Jr
Mary Ann Serino
Daniel Smith
Peggy Stilwell
Two year term candidates (2 positions available)
Aurora Bergmann
Barbara Lippincott
Kathleen Moran
Elizabeth A Mueller
Hailey O’Connell
Lisa Schotsch
Heather Tringo
Ballot Question:
On July 20, 2021, the PCHS Board voted to remove Janet Heim from its Board of Directors. This ballot question is a vote to ratify the Board’s decision to remove Janet Heim under 15 Pa. C.S. § 5726(a).
If you agree to remove her from the Board, please check the box marked REMOVE and vote for one of the candidates listed to replace her. If you disagree with removing her from the Board, please check the box marked RETAIN and do not vote for any candidates listed to replace her. (If any ballot is marked RETAIN and also has a vote for a candidate listed to replace Janet Heim, the vote for the replacement candidate will be ignored.)
Should Janet Heim be reinstated to the Board of Directors to complete the last year of her term?
If Voting REMOVE – Please select ONLY 1 of the following One Year Term Candidates:
Vanessa LaSasso
Emma Schotsch

Helping Them Home.

Nestled in the beautiful mountains of Pike County you will find an oasis for stray, unwanted and abused pets. Unlike a traditional shelter, you will see dogs playing with one another, sleeping cuddled together on blankets and beds, and living just as they would in any loving home.

The PCHS Mission Statement

The mission of the Pike County Humane Society is to prevent cruelty to animals by educating people in the humane treatment of all animals. To educate and indoctrinate society and individuals on the intricacies of having and owning pets by explaining the responsibility endowed by such ownership. To provide shelter, food, care and medical treatment as needed for the lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted animals that come under our care. To evaluate prospective adoptees and to find good homes for the animals we care for. To educate people in the importance of spay and neuter programs and to function as an agent by making available a low cost spay and neuter program to address the overwhelming unwanted animal population. To offer cooperation and assistance to appropriate authorities to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.


"Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what's missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we're here."

Trisha McCagh

Every Little Bit Helps!

Pike County Humane society is a non profit run solely on donations. We need your support to keep the shelter running. Every little bit helps! Through PayPal, it's so easy & the funds will go directly into helping PCHS with our current need for replenishing vaccines and recent surgeries. You can make a difference!


Use the link above to make a donation.  To make monthly donations check the recurring box on the form.

Click HERE to see our donation supply list


Thank you all for your ongoing support for Pike County Humane Society

We, like you, having been doing our best to navigate through these trying times of Covid, staying safe & healthy.
Our past, current and future goals remain in the best interest for all.
We are continuing to be the Safe Haven for Pike County Pennsylvania homeless pets. With your help, our wonderful community, along with our staff, we can continue to make a great difference.
Available pets are listed through and applications are available on our website.
If an applicant is approved for adoption, staff will contact potential adopter for a scheduled appointment.
We are striving for the best for an applicant to spend time with a pet of approval or interest.
We do follow a strict schedule for these appointments. At this juncture, we are refraining from walk in’s, as to give each approved family a safe environment.
When surrendering a pet, we also follow an appointment schedule. 
We do intakes with space availability.
We do hope to have offsite events, fundraisers & low cost vaccine/microchip clinics in the future, please look for updates via our website and Facebook page.
Staff can be reached in the office during the hours of: Tuesday through Friday 12-3pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm. If you do not reach a staff member, please leave a message on our voicemail.
Lost or Found pets: we encourage to utilize our Facebook page to notify the public, along with contacting our office. 
If you have any emergency, please contact your Local or State Police Departments.
Stay Safe & Healthy

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Please Note:

Applications for Adoption for Pike County Humane Society pets are located HERE on our website.

If an applicant is approved, staff will contact the potential adopter for a scheduled appointment.

Our available pets are listed through

Please keep in mind, we receive multiple applications on any given day, sometimes many for one individual pet. Applications are reviewed according to the ideal home for a particular pet. This could take several days as we contact references.

We do reserve the right to deny an applicant if the home is not suitable for a particular animal.

We are following an appointment schedule daily with approved applicants only.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Libre's Law

Animal Rights advocates around the state are celebrating the highly anticipated signing of Libre’s Law! This new bill will strengthen the laws and penalties against animal abuse, giving these innocent animals the protections they deserve. Please click on the link below to learn more about this history setting new law and Libre

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