Humane Society Prevents Pit Bull from Being Put Down - Erie News Now | WICU & WSEE in Erie, PA

Humane Society Prevents Pit Bull from Being Put Down

Posted: Updated:

A young pit bull is getting a second chance at life, thanks to the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Jalen, a three-year-old pit bull mix, was facing the possibility of being put down at a shelter in North Carolina, due to lack of space.

The shelter contacted the Humane Society of Northwestern PA and asked if they had any space for Jalen.

After the shelter in North Carolina agreed to meet up hand Jalen over, Sean Weese, an employee with the Humane Society of NWPA, drove six hours to Allentown to pick Jalen up.

Weese says this isn't the first time the shelter has taken in animals from other states.

Last year, the shelter brought in 14 pit bulls from South Carolina, and found them homes.

"It's not just the animals in our community that we want to help,” said Weese.  “It's all the animals.  Everybody here, is here for the animals.  We want to make sure that we help as many of them as possible, and this is another chance to do that."

For more information on Jalen, call (814) 315-9854 or visit

Powered by Frankly
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814) 454-8812
Business offices: (814) 454-5201
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
RSS Feeds
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 -