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Orphans of the storm

11878 state rt. 85 east P.o 838
Kittanning , PA 16201
724-548-4520

User Reviews (42)

  • 1. Orphans of the Storm, Kittanning

    by: SJJAdam

    I'm a new volunteer at this center. The animals of course are very cute. The workers are wonderful with the dogs and cats living there. Wish it was a bigger facility.

    Pros

    No kill center

    Cons

    low funds

  • 2. Great shelter

    by: Mollyjazz

    The people were very friendly and helpful. The animals all looked clean and well taken care of. The adoption fee was reasonable considering that my dog was neutered, micro chipped, had current shots and was groomed. I'll definitely go back.

    Pros

    n/a

    Cons

    they need more space

  • 3. what a great place

    by: ztT4MP87264338

    I HAVE been to the orphans of the storm and what they do for the dogs and cats,IT IS A WONDERFUL PALCE FOR THE ANIMALS TO GO,

    Pros

    WONDERFUL PLACE

    Cons

    none

  • 4. LOVE comes in all furry styles

    by: rosavillahome

    The Orphans of the Storm have helped so many animals over the years, not just ones who are placed in their shelter, but already loved pets. Every year the Orphans of the Storm sponsor a Rabies clinic at reduced prices. If it wasn't for this clinic, many pets would not be vaccinated. This is a rural area. Most people who still live around here are older, disabled, or trying to raise a family. Many businesses and factories have moved elsewhere leaving our people to fend for themselves or travel outside our area to be employed. There is an over-abundance of stray and unwanted pets in our area. O of S tries hard to keep these animals and find homes for them. They need your support.They need money and supplies. They need their building and their pen-walk updated. They do the best they can with what they have. Please help them. Every dollar given to this shelter goes directly for the care and housing of these animals.

    Pros

    No- kill, great help(even after adoptions),

    Cons

    building is small, help(money and volunteers) is small too

  • 5. very caring

    by: bre210

    Orphans of the Storm is a great animal shelter that does their best to find loving homes for abandoned animals. I have had stray cats at my house and I called Orphans of the Storm and they said for me to bring them by and they would take them. It was such a relief for me because I can't afford to take care of too many animals since I already have 1 rabbit, 2 cats and a dog. Thank you Orphans of the Storm.

    Pros

    always a lot of animals to pick from

    Cons

    not enough room in the building

  • 6. it does the best it can

    by: loribee2525p

    orphans of the storm do the best they can with all of the animals they have. people just drop them off and they take them no fee or anything. I know shelters that make you pay to drop an animal off.

    Pros

    They have a very caring staff

    Cons

    they have way to many animals

  • 7. Best Shelter

    by: hares2u

    This is a wonderful shelter that helps animals everyday. They get lots of animals dropped off on their property, but they welcome each and everyone! They were hit by Hurricane Ivan and are working hard to fix-up and expand their facilities. They deserve to win this contest!

    Pros

    wonderful animals; compassionate, hard-working staff

    Cons

    needs new facility

  • 8. Wonderful Desreving Shelter

    by: snuggs

    Orphans of the Storm is a rural no-kill shelter that has been working hard to help homeless dogs and cats find wonderful homes for years. They offer low-cost spay/ neuter for low-income people, humane education programs, and every week they brighten the lives of hospital patients by taking pets visiting at local hospitals.\nPlease help this wonderfully deserving shelter!

    Pros

    Wonderful animals, compassionate people

    Cons

    none

  • 9. Best Dog Ever

    by: MelissaVenesky

    I found my dog Rocky at Orphans of the Storm 8 years ago and he has been the best dog I have ever had.

    Pros

    very helpful

    Cons

    very rural

  • 10. Gladine & her Gang

    by: ztT4MP19530393

    Gladine & her gang should be medal of honor winners for the endless work that they do at Orphans of the Storm. The times that I have been at the shelter, it was very clean & the staff was very warm & caring. I have known Gladine for many years, & I have never known anybody who cares more for these homeless animals & this shelter. I hope God Blesses them for all their hard & endless work.

    Pros

    Wonderful to the homeless dogs.

    Cons

    They need more space.

  • 11. COMPASSION

    by: lb4780

    WHEN EVER I HAVE BEEN IN THERE THEY ARE ALWAYS SO BUSY CARING FOR THE ANIMALS BUT ALSO KEEPING THINGS CLEAN. BUT THERE IS JUST A FEW NICE ANIMAL LOVING PEOPLE THAT WILL DO THIS THANKSLESS JOB.

    Pros

    SO FEW WANT TO HELP

    Cons

    NONE

  • 12. Such a good shelter

    by: maq333

    I have never been to this shelter but I have donated after reading some of the rescue situations they have tackled. I also believe they were hit with some serious flooding after a very heavy rain in their area & were on top of things to make sure the animals all made it out to a safe area. Bless all at Orphans of the Storm. You are a very dedicated facility.

    Pros

    Very dedicated to helping animals

    Cons

    None

  • 13. GREAT PLACE

    by: andrewharkleroad

    They have a caring staff who is more than happy to help any animal or any pet owner.

    Pros

    Will help an animal, caring staff

    Cons

    NONE

  • 14. Caring people

    by: KathyAbraham

    As a volunteer for Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, I see animals from other shelters at Petsmart waiting to be adopted. This is the only other shelter besides ours who actually helps take care of the animals waiting for adoption while they are at Petsmart. They take turns with us cleaning the cages and caring for the cats. Most of the other shelters just drop the cats off and don't bother checking on them.

    Pros

    People truly care about their animals.

    Cons

    none

  • 15. thank you

    by: Kimme

    thank you, thank you, for my loving cat, shadow, i dont know what i did without him, i love him, hug him, kiss him, i was so lonely before he came in my life 2 years ago, he was a purrfect match, although he plays alittle rough sometimes, he is soiled big time. your shelter needs more room, u r so crowded with nowhere to grow. Sometimes shelters have so little money, but so much love for the animals, please help this shelter get a makeover. Your staff seem overworked with all the animals u house, but their love shines through for them, so caring and friendly. thank you again for matching me up with this cat, the first cat i picked out the asst.manager said, thats not the cat for u, and i was alittle taking back, but u said i have the perfect match for u and u did, u guys know what u r talking about, thank you. Kimme\r\n

    Pros

    great location

    Cons

    need more space

  • 16. great place

    by: bowe3

    nice people willing to match peope with pets, very helpful with pet selections. very good to the animals in theyre care.got one of my best buds, teddy here.

    Pros

    dedicated staff , committed to animals

    Cons

    lmted space

  • 17. my adoptions

    by: bubs

    I have adopted all my dogs from there, except one, and he came from animal friends, all our dogs where hard to place dogs, most where older.The staffs concerns r for the animals needs, not ours. They place the right animal in the right home and they tell u that, and it worked for me so far. The staff r very hard working and very busy cleaning and caring for the animals. THe shelter itself seems crowded, and they r always very full of different dogs, big and small, and cats everywhere, they need a MAKEOVER VERY BADLY, for more space. It would be nice to have a shelter alittle more prettier and alot more space. I understand they run this shelter off of donations and do what they can with it. WHat seems to me is they have alot of LOVE for the animals, and thats what is important. So vote for this shelter.

    Pros

    alot of animals to chose from

    Cons

    shelter is to small, they need more room

  • 18. Dedication and compassion for all animals

    by: kbowser

    Have known the Wiles family and many board members for many years.Their #1 concern is the welfare of the animals.Sometimes this causes friction with the general public,but the animals come first.I had a great cocker for many years that I got there. Many other family members have also had pets from there and were very happy with the service and care their animals received.Highly recommend the shelter.

    Pros

    Knowledge of all breeds and what works for certain families

    Cons

    Not able to keep up with all needs because shelter is to small and cramped.

  • 19. great place

    by: Mtnma

    WONDERFUL GROUP TO HANDLE THIS WONDERFUL CALLING IN LIFE

    Pros

    great service

    Cons

    NONE

  • 20. Great place

    by: davekammerdiener

    What a great shelter! The work they do there is excellent.

    Pros

    pleasant

    Cons

    none

  • 21. The Best

    by: pp16259

    Orphans of the Storm is a local shelter which is ran by donations only. \r\nI have adopted 2 cats and 1 dog from them and it was a great experience. Thank you!\r\nThis shelter does a wonderful job and has a great team of animal lovers! Keep up the great work.

    Pros

    Great Animal Care, Loving Staff, Knowledgeable

    Cons

    Location, need signs

  • 22. GREAT PEOPLE TO WORK WITH

    by: brianlovesjill

    I have received 3 dogs from this shelter and the staff and animals have always been great. This is a great shelter with a great name that is in need of funding from this contest.

    Pros

    NONE BETTER

    Cons

    none

  • 23. Great little shelter

    by: doglvr

    This shelter is doing the best they can with what little they have. They are very concerned and protective of their animals and strive to find them the best home. The dog I got there is the most loving and gentle dog you can imagine.

    Pros

    Very helpful

    Cons

    The smell was overwhelming at first

  • 24. Great shelter!

    by: Momaria

    I have adopted my last 3 dogs for Orphans of the Storm. And all 3 were perfect additions. The staff was able to help me select the puppy that would match my lifestyle. I would never adopt from anywhere else!

    Pros

    Awesome staff and wonderful selection of animals

    Cons

    need a bigger shelter

  • 25. Good shelter

    by: starshine3333

    My family has always adopted pets from this shelter. They try very hard to ensure pets and owners are matched accordingly.

    Pros

    They try very hard to match pets with potential owners.

    Cons

    none

  • 26. A great place

    by: secuda

    This is one of the best places to find a pet that has been well cared for and loved well they are looking for a new home. They go out of their way to make sure the pets are cared for as well as serviced by a vet when they need it, They also try to get the pets a new home that will take just as good of care for them as they do.

    Pros

    Take excellant care of the animals

    Cons

    none

  • 27. Great Animal Shelter

    by: olgadabest

    This is a great shelter. I used to volunteer on weekends to walk the dogs and just spend time with them. These people go above and beyond the call of duty. It would be nice if they had a larger facility as in the country you find many homeless animals in need.

    Pros

    Wonderful Staff

    Cons

    Too Small

  • 28. Great Place!

    by: CryBaby97

    I think that Orphans of the Storm is a great place. They help all of the animals that they can. I've gotten two dogs there. When one of my dogs that I now have arrived at the shelter he was in bad shape. But they raised him back to health and now he is my dog.\r\nThey are wonderful people who really care.

    Pros

    Wonderful people ready to help animals

    Cons

    Too small to keep all the animals that need help.

  • 29. 2

    by: trucklover4462

    Its a good shelter animals find good homes and people are very nice and their vet does a good job

    Pros

    organized, and clean with no smell

    Cons

    not a lot of room

  • 30. Dedicated Volunteers

    by: kit10tens

    I got my very first kitten from Orphans of the Storm in July of 1983. He was a gift from my husband who said he didn't like cats. Well, it didn't take long for this little kitten to win over my husband. This kitten grew into one of the most loving cats I ever had. Believe it or not...he lived to be 22years old!\r\nThis shelter is made up of dedicated volunteers who work endlessly to find good homes for loving pets. The shelter is definitely in need of help so they can expand and make things more comfortable for the pets waiting for homes as well as future pets. This shelter was started by one woman who cared about homeless pets and what happened to them. Over the years, she continued her hard work and never gave up hope. I think the time has come to reward Orphans of The Storm.

    Pros

    Dedicated staff

    Cons

    Small

  • 31. Caring Facility

    by: juliesatterfield37

    Caring facility, lots of great animals (unfortunately), helpful staff. Lots of love abounds in this facility but in a realistic sense. I would definately refer someone looking to adopt to this facility. I adopted my dog, Lady, there 12 years ago and she has been just a wonderful companion for all of us. My mom adopted her late dog, Schultzie, there, too and he was a wonderful companion also.

    Pros

    no euthanasia, cuties abound (animals, I mean)

    Cons

    Limited hours

  • 32. Unbelievable Heart

    by: maf928

    The family/people who run this shelter are amazing. The care and love given to so many unwanted animals is endless, as are the hours put into keeping the shelter running.

    Pros

    knowledgable staff, great care for animals

    Cons

    need more room to do the wonderful job they do

  • 33. Orphans cared for here

    by: Mec908

    Orphans of the storm has been taking care of animals for many years. They have the know how and the heart. Takes both. They are the best.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    Run by the best staff

    Cons

    none

  • 34. great people

    by: lstuebgen

    the staff there works soo hard and is good with the animals. the shelter is getting crowded and i think they deserve the shelter make over.

    Pros

    lots to choose from

    Cons

    none

  • 35. Great shelter

    by: SD6Piper

    As a social service worker in Armstrong County, I often come across animals in deplorable, and sometimes dangerous, conditions. Every time that I can convince the owner to relinquish the animal to me, I have been able to take the animal to Orphans of the Storm and the staff is always willing to take the animal. They are wonderful about nursing the animals back to health and giving them the love that they desperately missed. I am extremely grateful to the staff and shelter for all they do for animals in armstrong County.

    Pros

    Always an aid to endangered animals in the county

    Cons

    too small a shelter facility

  • 36. Caring individuals

    by: kcrawfo

    Orphans volunteers are very caring individulas. I adopted my Cody at Orphans. I am glad they screen individuals before adopting. Some people just do not have the time that pets require. I am so glad we have these individuals to care for all of these animals.

    Pros

    Shelter is well maintained

    Cons

    Hours of operation

  • 37. Great Dog!

    by: ald175

    Our dog is from Orphans of the Storm and she is the most wonderful, loving and gentle dog you could imagine! I would definitely consider getting another dog from there!

    Pros

    Work hard to find the perfect pet for you!

    Cons

    The shelter is very small.

  • 38. Bigger Animal Shelter

    by: bowlingbb

    They are the nicest animal shelter around. They do whatever they can for the animals. They try there best to find good home for there animals also. I haven't gotten any pets from there but I looked but they didn't have anything at the time I wanted. I would recommend this shelter to anyone for a pet.

    Pros

    well taken care of

    Cons

    needs more space

  • 39. HARD WORKING GROUP

    by: 2LabsSue

    These people work their tails off (no pun intended) to help homeless dogs and cats. Very rural setting leaves them wide open for drop-offs during the night, but they make every animal feel welcome. Very good foster home base. Often have puppies available, due to the idiots that drop off dogs under the cover of darkness.

    Pros

    Many different mixed breeds

    Cons

    very rural

  • 40. Another great place!

    by: hdevine

    As a volunteer for the Western PA Humane Society, I do a lot of off-site adoption and fundraiser events. I have run into volunteers, staff and animals from Orphans of the Storm many times. They seem to have a great group of volunteers helping to find these animals homes and raise money for their shelter!

    Pros

    great job with the animals

    Cons

    none worth mentioning

  • 41. A great place!

    by: Zellefrow

    Orphans of the Storm has been around forever. They have always had the desire to help poor strays to find a loving home. Thank goodness for great people like that!

    Pros

    Friendly Staff

    Cons

    None

  • 42. they r great

    by: malisa

    what a great staff of people that work hard and are\r\nvery kind to the animals.

    Pros

    close to home

    Cons

    MAKES ME SO SAD TO SEE THE ANIMALS