Celebrating 75 Years
With a soft spot for all creatures and deeply concerned about the number of homeless animals in Harford County, Elsa Horne Voss, pictured at her home in Monkton, enlisted the help of several friends and purchased a 20-acre farm in Fallston. On February 5, 1946, the Humane Society of Harford County became the official home for the County’s homeless animals. Voss employed many residents of Harford County to work at the shelter and served as its president until 1979. In 1959 she was presented with the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Humane Society of the United States.
Seven and a half decades later, the organization is a fixture in Harford County and has grown to be an award-winning, progressive adoption and community resource center.
In tribute to Elsa Voss’s compassion and trailblazing determination, please consider making a one-time or monthly $75 gift to provide a bright future for homeless and neglected animals in Harford County. Celebrate knowing your gift will help to sustain the shelter, helping to unite pets and people for another 75 years!
We hope you’ll celebrate with us and feel inspired to adopt a few of these ideas! If you do, be sure to tag us on social media and use the hashtag #hshc75.