It's time to register for HSHA's annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals. This year, the event will take place on May 6, 2017 at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. This people and pet-friendly event has something for everyone to enjoy - food, vendors, entertainment, and activities for all ages. Don't miss out on this spring-time favorite event! For more information, click here. But don't wait, REGISTER TODAY!


Each year a dedicated group of HSHA's supporters known as the Shelter Buddies host a YARD SALE with all proceeds benefiting the homeless animals at the shelter. This year, stop by and explore the huge selection of goods, clothes, household products, decorations, furniture, books, and so much more! The yard sale is hosted at Unique Limousine located at 1900 Crooked Hill Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110. For your convenience the yard sale is open Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mark your calendar with a reminder because you don't want to miss this sale!



Do you love animals? Do you dream about going to work and loving your job? Do you wish you could spend all of your days working in the company of a furry companion? If you answered yes to these questions then we have just the job for you. The Animals of HSHA are looking for maids to help keep them clean, provide them with nutrients, take them for leisurely strolls, and meet all their basic needs. Maid services also requested for the farm animals located at our facility in Perry County. For more information or to apply to be a maid to the animals click here.


I’m Tiny – the Red-Eared Slider formerly known as Shambo. I’ve had a real lucky streak lately. First, I was chosen to be a part of the Animal Exchange Program at HSHA. That got me a temporary home in the ‘Terrific Turtles’ kindergarten class at Mount Rock Elementary School in November. Then, last month, Mrs. Header, the teacher herself, officially adopted me! I may not be your typical classroom pet, but the students love to sit in front of my tank and read to me, and I even do a little dance when ‘mom’ comes to feed me shrimp.

I currently have two sweet friends waiting at the shelter that would be perfect for the animal exchange program. Check out my rabbit friend Gary Laser Eye or my buddy, the Guinea pig, Snickers. They would be perfect additions to any classrooom! To learn more about the HSHA Animal Exchange Program or to apply for a pet, please click here. If you have any questions, please e-mail them to nancyv@humanesocietyhbg.org or call 564-3320 ext.122.


By: Charlotte Hassman, Director of Animal Care

Recently, HSHA has seen an increase number of dogs arriving from Harrisburg city infected with the parvovirus. Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral infection that is spread from dog to dog through direct and indirect contact with the feces of an infected dog. Parvovirus (parvo), when contracted by a dog, can be fatal. It can be treated, but the mortality rate is quite high. The good news is that measures can be taken to help prevent your dog from becoming infected with parvo.

To better understand the virus and ways to prevent your family pet from becoming infected, click here to become informed.


HSHA would like to thank sisters, Abby and Leah, for celebrating their birthdays with a donation drive for the homeless animals at the shelter. These sweet girls stopped by last week during deep clean week, to drop off all the goodies they received as a part of their birthday celebrations. We are so honored that these young girls would use their birthdays as a time to benefit their community and the animals that so desperately need their support. Thanks again Abby and Leah! We hope your birthdays were as special as the two of you are!!!

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We are currently in need of soft training treats (made in USA), Busy Bones, sensitive stomach cat food, peanut butter, unscented bleach, liquid laundry detergent, Dawn dishwashing detergent, Clorox wipes, waterless shampoo, kitten milk replacer, and paper towels. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

Check out HSHA's Amazon Wish List for more specific needs.

We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


April 23-29 | Volunteer Appreciation Week

May 6 | 5k Run/Walk for the Animals

May 11-13 | Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

July 15 | Christmas in July

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Workplace Giving

CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022