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Fayette county humane society ( noah's ark )

477 north gallatin avenue
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-439-8620
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User Reviews (14)

  • 1. PA Taxpayers Give Shelters $25 for each Stray Dog they Kill

    by: DahliaBloom

    Instead of paying people at the Fayette SPCA everytime they kill a dog, we need to fund true shelters - places where dogs and cats are valued and appreciated, and the goal is to keep them alive, not get paid for kiling them.

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    Shelters are motivated to make money by claiming dogs are strays, and then kiling them.

  • 2. Deplorable shelter

    by: anonymous1000

    beeing a previous employee at this revolting place, i can say with certainty they are definately a kill shelter. The state pays for strays to be put down, something in the range of $25 each, any animal they get that they deem wont be adopted gets put down and labeled a stray so they make money off of them, even animals that were aggressive out of fear that i was able to work with and get to be good with people got put down, i'd also like to bring up that when they were painting the big dog run in 2006, they murdered 12+ dogs to make room to paint and leave the side empty untill it was dry. the older workers like to kick, abuse, and choke the dogs. while in the dog killing room with one of the dogs while i was there, they injected the poison into his heart and as he layed down on the ground dying one of the other workers knee dropped him in the neck and put him in a head lock, the people that run this place are utter scumbags and should be arrested for what they do, too bad any time they have an inspector coming when they hear claims of this they are notified by a friend they have that works with the state and everyone is told to be on best behavior (which is definately not an every day occurance). they also like to jack the prices up on puppies claiming their pure bred when they arent and steal money from the people that buy them that dont know any better, they adopt out sick animals that die within a week and give no refund and take no responsibility, instead blaming it on the adoptee (when they were clearly sick while in the shelter). they eat lunch with the money they make from the people that buy dogs under the premise of them beeing pure bred. Their own animal cop Rich is one of the abusers and im disgusted that he is still working there after this long, i guess theyll give a badge to anyone these days as he wasnt an animal cop while i was there. if your looking for a no-kill shelter to take your animals too if you need to part with them look up Fayette Friends of Animals, they used to come in every week and pick out dogs to save from these cruel people which was a sigh of relief to see them while beeing an employee, in the short 4-5 months i was there they murdered well over 400 cats and dogs for no real reason other than they decided they werent adoptable (in instances where they were only in the shelter for a day and were energetic and friendly), or they made one of the workers angry because they werent cooperating, if you need proof of this check their dumpster beside the building, it will have misshapen black bags of trash that are really frozen cats and dogs that they put out for the trash truck a day or two before trash day, carted from the back right of the building through the back area in a large handcart this was in 2006 and as far as i can tell from this week the same people are still working there i strongly urge taking your animals to fayette friends of animals because the only good thing you animal can get from this place is a quick painless death instead of putting up with their abuse

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    kill shelter, animal abusers

  • 3. Steve Courson would be ashamed!

    by: kcochran

    Noah's Ark, aka The Humane Society of Fayette County, aka Steve Courson Humane Society has changed their name so many times, who can keep up. I went to this place to potentially adopt an animal. On the side of the building, is a painting of Steve Courson and his dogs. For those of you that don't know, Steve Courson was a former Pittsburgh Steeler who resided in Fayette County. In November 2005, he died in an accident at his home in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Courson had been cutting down a 44-foot tree on his property, but a gust of wind changed the direction of its fall, and he moved into its path while attempting to prevent his dog from being struck. The dog, a black Labrador retriever, was found alive guarding Courson's body when the tree was removed (From Wikipedia). At one time, to honor Steve Courson's memory, they had adopted his name for the shelter. They have since I believe changed it ..... again ... but his image and his cherished pets images still grace the building. For a man who gave his life saving his pets, I feel this place not only is disgracing his memory, but should be shut down! It is truly that horrible!

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    Poor customer service, filthy, euthanize animals immediately

  • 4. Rocky road

    by: fronczelsdogs

    Have more animals than they need but won't give them up. The shelter has health issues which makes it hard to help pull their animals to our shelter.

    Pros

    trying

    Cons

    need to learn

  • 5. tough job

    by: tfronczek

    It is tough to run any shelter but especially one that does dog control and picks up so many animals. They are probably overwhelmed by the number of animals that they get in constantly. Many animals in the area do not get vaccinated or are sick before they enter the shelter and they are the ones that must deal with that.

    Pros

    tries to help,

    Cons

    alot of sick animals

  • 6. They need to win

    by: jadebellotti

    Running a shelter is hard. What this shelter needs is for confidence and money. What this shelter needs is to win this.

    Pros

    meh...

    Cons

    meh...

  • 7. Should be shut down

    by: dreamsicles71

    I have seen alot of bad places for animals, but this is the worst. This shelter should be closed. None of the animals are taken care of and the place is poluted with the parvo virus. You can smell the filth from the outside of the building. These animals would be better off on the streets!!!!!!!!

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    inhumane,cruel,rude staff,

  • 8. Could be a little more organized

    by: baatkmom4

    I commened them on doing what they are doing for these animals.\r\n I was in there a couple of times and have to say it wasn't in the cleanist condition, also when asking about the animals, they didn't know much about most of them. They aren't very organized. I asked about a dog and they gave me the wrong information, they had no clue what kind of dog it was, anything. I understand when you get animals in its hard to tell what kind of breed it is, but I gave them the number on the cage, she looked it up and gave me all wrong info. The dog was a female, she said male, the dog was one color, she said another. I argued with her about it, until she went back there with me to look.\r\n I know it is hard with limited funding and donations, but you can at least be a little cleaner and more organized.

    Pros

    They take in animals

    Cons

    They don't know much about the animals

  • 9. Room for improvements

    by: crt5040

    I know how hard it can be running a humane society. The best thing about this shelter is it is all about the animals. If they had more room i would love to see a place where the dogs could go outside and excerise.

    Pros

    Knind staff

    Cons

    indoors only

  • 10. NOAHS ARK

    by: babylynn1985

    I WENT TO NOAHS ARK AND I THINK THAT THEY NEED A BIGGER SHELTER FOR ALL THE ANIMALS TEY HAVE!!THE STAFF SEEMS REALY NICE AND HELPFULL!..PLZ HELP THEM OUT..THE ANIMALS SEEM WELL TAKEN CARE OF!!

    Pros

    THEIR HELPING ANIMALS OUT!!

    Cons

    THEY NEED A BIGGER PLACE!!

  • 11. Bad Shelter

    by: xxnessaxx24

    As a veterinary technician at a local vet, i highly recommend not taking your animals here if you can not give them the home and amount of love they need, reasons being: #1 - at the vets office i work at there are ALOT of dogs/puppies that come in that are sick with symptoms such as lethargy, not eating or drinking, vomiting and diarrhea which of sometimes the diarrhea is bloody, only to be diagnosed with PARVO VIRUS and then we find out that they were recently adopted from NOAH'S ARK, now in 2007 we had 45 parvo puppies that came from this shelter, some of the owners actually went back to the shelter to complaine only to be snubbed and told "oh our shelter does not have parvo, it must have gotten it from somewhere else". well heres a little education lesson for you, parvo virus takes 7 days to intubate before showing clinical signs, when most pups had only had a home for 2-3 days, its obvious they got it from the shelter being the intubation time is 7 days. Yes this shelter is basically the cheapest to find yourself a good friend BUT you get what you pay for, parvo is a very serious and sometimes fatal virus, dogs get this when they are not properly vaccinated, when they get this they have a 50/50% chance of pulling through, as the treatment is very intense and expensive up to $1200 at some places. Being that parvo stays in the environment for 7 years the dogs just keep coming in and getting infected with it. Now i highly recommend going elsewhere and doing your homework by calling the shelter you are interested in and asking questions about any vaccines? spayed or neutered? trust me, it pays off in the end!\n\nreason #2 - alot of their cats have leukemia, unlike parvo virus, leukemia is incurable, and cats will die from it\n\nNOW you tell me..both parvo and leukemia can be cured with just a simple vaccine..why would they ignore it and sell sick animals? then deny its their fault?\n\nmoving on..their facility is disgusting! in the dog area there are feces everywhere, caked on to the floor, cages not to mention covering the animals, the cat cages are over crowded with multiple cats in a cage, its disturbing, not to mention that they are the fayette county humane society, i'd like to know who gave them the luxury and responsibility of that.\n\nalso i had a neighbor that was miss treating their animal by leaving it outside without a shelter in the cold when we had below 0 wind chill, i called the "fayette county humane society" and complained thinking they would come check it out, it took over a week! plus i had to call quite a few times before they would come out, finally the dog got a sheltered dog box a week later...wondering why it took so long i did some research only to find out that it was NOAHS ARK that was the humane society, honesty this shelter needs to be shut down, no the dogs cant help it and they do need homes. but you would think that these people would have some sense, get off their lazy butts, clean that place and vaccinate the animals! they dont care about you or the animals that are their, they just care about getting that "donation" that apparently is going into their pockets because its OBVIOUSLY not going toward the shelter, from the looks of it, this shelter needs an over haul, i honestly think the animals in there would be better off and safer out on the streets!\n\nps: if you are looking to adopt an animal please look at the pet adoption league and fayette friends of animals!! =)

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    Everything

  • 12. Not in the best shape

    by: LaurenS

    I really hate to critize other shelters because we are all in it for the animals, and I have learned what a tough job it is to run a shelter. However, this shelter is just. . . really disappointing. First off, the steps to the entrance are a total safety hazard. The building is really sad. The dogs only have indoor kennels, and the whole place reaks of feces. I volunteered there when I lived in Uniontown, and there really isn't anywhere to walk the dogs except the big gravel parking lot. I once bathed a puppy there because he was absolutely covered in his own feces from being in his inadequately cleaned kennel. The feces must have been there a while because much of it was embedded in his fur. It disappointed me that the staff never thought to do it. Afterall, this guy was in a room for adoption. In defense of this shelter, Uniontown is a poverty stricken area. I am sure they would love better facilities, more staff, etc., but all of that is reliant upon public funding, and where they gonna pull that from?!

    Pros

    saves lives in very poor area (uniontown pa)

    Cons

    building itself is AWFUL!

  • 13. An OK Shelter

    by: landautst

    I've adopted 2 cats from this shelter, and they've worked out great. I love them as if they were my own kids. The shelter de-wormed them both before I left with them and they've never had any health problems. There is a problem with the shelter tho, which a previous review has pointed out - Parvo. Alot of dogs come from this shelter diagnosed with Parvo in which, if not treated early enough, is very fatal. Along with this problem, I've heard several complaints about the shelter's non-compliance when it comes to someone adopting a dog to later find out it has Parvo, in which there have been several cases from this shelter. It doesn't mean their animals don't deserve a home any less, but if you get a dog from there, have it checked immediately.

    Pros

    Variety of animals

    Cons

    Parvo

  • 14. Working hard for animals

    by: Nitroglycerinelder

    Noah's Ark works hard at providing for they animals. It'a great place to find your new best friend.

    Pros

    great enviroment

    Cons

    none