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5K Run/Walk for the Animals

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) will be holding the 18th Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals at Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center in Harrisburg on May 2, 2015. This family and pet-friendly event is one of HSHA’s largest fundraisers.  The funds raised through this event will go directly to the care of the over 700 pets currently residing at our shelter waiting for their forever homes. T-shirts are given to each participant that raises $75 or more. There will be food, vendors, team pictures and medals for our top runners. For more information click here.

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Looking for a mid-winter community service project for either yourself or a group?  Please consider supporting our annual GLOVE DRIVE. We use about 300,000 gloves every year to cut down on the spread of disease in a shelter environment. We need cases of latex, vinyl, nitrile, even expired surgical gloves for our staff to use when they’re cleaning and caring for the thousands of homeless animals that come to our shelter. Please click here for more info on how you or your group can help.

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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

Neil S. Hepler adopted a kitten from HSHA and decided to write a book about his experience. Through the entire month of March for each book purchased a $1 donation will be made to HSHA. Purchase your copy of The Tiny Kittens online here or just in, signed copies avaialble at the shelter store for $10. 

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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 Drive Campaign - Entire Month of February
5k Walk/Run For the Animals - May 2

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