Board of Directors

  • Bruce Fritch - Past President

  • John Solt - Past President

  • Connie Fritch

  • Ron Gowland

  • John Morgan

  • Lauren Smith-Matthews

  • Tony Armao

  • Marc Basist

  • Jim Toolan

  • Bethany Mihalek - President

  • Steve Martucci - Vice President

  • Gerald Roba - Treasurer

  • Cynthia Daneker - Secretary

Letter from the Board

Dear Friends of the Lehigh County Humane Society,

Greetings and welcome to our shelter. Since our founding in 1906, The Lehigh County Humane Society has pioneered the way for the humane movement in Pennsylvania. We take great pride in our rich history of providing excellent and compassionate care to homeless animals from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area.

Over 113 years has passed since those early days, yet our mission remains the same. We aim to continue to serve as the area’s preeminent facility for promoting the humane treatment of animals through education, advocacy and services.

Over the past year, our organization has undergone some major improvements that we could not have accomplished without support from advocates such as yourself. Our on-site medical advancements have greatly expanded our ability to care for and treat more animals than ever before. We have added climate-controlled outdoor enrichment areas to provide our residents with exercise and training areas. Our volunteer base has grown exponentially, and we continue to receive additional volunteer applications daily. We have also been called to duty with a number of high-profile cases that garnered national media attention, including successfully rehoming 65 beagles.

It is a very exciting time to be a part of this amazing shelter, and we invite you to join us on our journey. Please stop by for a visit, get involved, and help us in creating a more wonderful world for the animals in our care.


The Lehigh County Humane Society Board of Directors