Upcoming Event

Book Buddies


Consider the HSHA BOOK BUDDY PROGRAM. This program helps children in Grades 1-8 keep (or even improve) their reading skills sharp while they provide socialization for our shelter cats. Reservations are required so we can ensure that we have space and volunteers ready to assist.  Time slots are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please email this completed form and return it to nancyv@humanesocietyhbg.org

Job Opening

Vet Assistant or Technician Position

The Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area is in need of highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant or Technicians to join their committed team! The general purpose of a Veterinary Assistant or Technician’s job is to assist the Veterinarian in all aspects of veterinary care (i.e., surgery, intensive care, pre- and post-operative care, emergency care, restraint and treatment). This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week. We encourage dedication and flexibility and we have an excellent benefit package that includes: Medical, Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday time-off. Salary DOE.


  • Driver’s license required
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and computer skills.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to JennieK@humanesocietyhbg.org.

HSHA is seeking hard-working, dependable, animal lovers to fulfill a variety of job openings. Working with animals is not only a fun job but extremely rewarding. If you have the skills necessary to be successful in the shelter environment, please check out our our Job Openings tab for more information. 

Resource Library

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.

Community Partner

The employees at Gunn Mowery hosted a donation drive at their Lemoyne office to benefit the homeless animals of HSHA. HSHA's Executive Director, Amy Kaunas and Director of Marketing, Megan Strausbaugh recently stopped by their office with the adoptable pit bull mix, Peeps, to say Thank You and show our sincerest appreciation for their efforts. Peeps stole the show with his cute pit bull smile and by providing classic entertainment with his tricks for treats! Thanks Gunn Mowery for being such a huge supporter of HSHA. Your contributions make a difference.

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of paper towelsnon-clumping kitty litter, non-scented clorox bleach, sturdy dog toys, dry kitten chow food 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.


October 9 | Shelter Buddies Basket Bingo

October 22 | Pittie Party

November 12 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 3 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

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