Current Events

5K Run/Walk for the Animals

It’s that time of year again! The annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals has been scheduled for May 3 and will be held at Wildwood Park. Food, entertainment and adoptable dogs will all be on site for this fun-filled, family & dog friendly event! The entry fee is $40 and is counted towards the $75 needed to earn a t-shirt.  To sign up as an individual or to start a team, please visit our FirstGiving page. Detailed event information will continue to come, so keep checking our Run/Walk page!

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Foster families are an integral part of HSHA because they provide temporary homes for animals that we may not be able to care for in the shelter environment. Fostering is a very rewarding experience. HSHA provides foster families with all of the education and supplies they need. In turn, foster families provide the love and attention that many foster animals need.

For more information, visit our Foster page.

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Crate Training

Why should I crate train my dog? Crate training your dog has many benefits to you and your dog. Crate training can help with house-training as well as dealing with issues such as separation anxiety and chewing. Crates also provide a safe environment for your puppy or dog. We put babies in playpens to keep them out of harm’s way, why not do the same for our “fur babies”? Crates also help provide safe transport in a car. A dog in a crate is less likely to be harmed in an accident and less likely to be the cause of an accident (while you’re driving).

For more information, click HERE.

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Shelter Buddies Fundraising Night

April 23 4-10 PM

The Shelter Buddies are asking for your support!  Stop by the Texas Roadhouse at 3529 Union Deposit Road on April 23 from 4-10 pm and the restaurant will donate 10% of your total food purchases to the fundraiser!  You must bring along this invitation, so make sure to click and print!  

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of peanut buttersensitive stomach dry cat food, non-clumping kitty litter, sturdy plastic bottles (NOT soda) and cat toys.  If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

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.


Healing Haven - April 22
Shelter Buddies Fundraising Night - April 23
5k Walk/Run - May 3
Randi's Race - May 10
Tribeca Salon - May 10
Steelton Veterans Day Parade - May 10
S. Allison Hill Festival - May 10
Shelter Buddies Yard Sale - May 16 & 17
Benny's Pet Depot Adoptathon - May 17
Petapalooza - June 14
Fun Festival - June 14
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