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Shelter Sweetheart Week  February 9-14

HSHA believes that true Valentine’s Day sweethearts have four legs. That’s why community members are invited to find their true love at HSHA’s annual Shelter Sweetheart Week. From February 9 to 14, adoption fees of fifty shelter sweethearts will be half off. The promotion is being held in an effort to find loving new homes for some of HSHA's more than 700 residents. HSHA encourages everyone to spend Valentine's Day enjoying the unconditional love of a new pet. For more information on the event, click here.

Featured Program

Guardian Angel

This weekend our shelter met two very unforgettable Guardian Angels. Michael Phillips & Amy Shaffer put a Guardian Angel on all 44 dogs that are currently available for adoption at HSHA. The Guardian Angel program is designed to give a chosen animal the increased opportunity at adoption. Fifty percent of the money donated is applied toward the adoption fee for the animal, reducing the price for a prospective adopter. The remaining 50% is applied directly toward the care of the animal while at the shelter. For more information, click here.

Resource Library

What to do When Your Pet is Missing

Despite all good intentions and measures taken, it happens. Your beloved pet slips past you, out the door and takes off. You tried to catch him, but he's too fast. Of course, we always recommend microchipping and keeping identification tags on your pets, just for instances like this. There are other steps you can take to proactively get your pet home more quickly. Please read this article for more information.

Community Partner

For Christmas, all Wyatt wanted and wished for were donations for all the homeless animals at HSHA. We'd say his Christmas wish came true! Special thanks to Wyatt for the generousity he displayed during the 2014 Holiday season.

Donate to Humane Society of HarrisburgAdopt a pet from the Humane Society of Harrisburg
Report Cruelty

How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of peanut butter, paper towelssensitive 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.


Glove Drive Kick Off - February 3
Shelter Sweetheart Week - February 9 through 14
Shelter Closed - February 16 through 20
5k Walk/Run For the Animals - May 2

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