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The Humane Society of Harford County reflects on its history as it celebrates 75 years in operation

Posted at 7:35 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 08:21:01-05

FALLSTON, Md. — The Humane Society of Harford County is reflecting on its history as it celebrates a special milestone. The shelter is also sharing 75 ways to help animals to honor its 75 years in operation. Free virtual educational discussions are also available.

The shelter was founded by Elsa Horne Voss, a Monkton resident, whose passion is now responsible for finding approximately 350,000 homes for animals in need. Voss began taking in animals at her home at Atlanta Hall Farm, many of which had been left abandoned during the war. She also cared for strays at Albert Hughes Farm in Jarrettsville. In 1946, Voss purchased land on Connolly Road in Fallston and built the Humane Society of Harford County. Voss later took her efforts nationwide and helped find the Humane Society of the United States.

The Humane Society of Harford County has many animals waiting for their forever homes. To browse the shelter's available pets, go to for more information.