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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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Recently Russell Redding, the acting Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary, visited the shelter for Dog License Awareness Month. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1 of each year. Not only will it keep you on the right side of the law, it is also critical to getting your lost dog back home where they belong. The event also signified the "kick off" for the state poster contest. The purpose of this contest is to educate the public about the importance of licensing your dog for the safety of the community. Love your dog. License your dog. Find out more at, http://www.licenseyourdogpa.com or click here for poster contest rules.

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Therapeutic Benefits of Pets | Contributed by: Emma Naylor

Pets are a great addition to any household, and they bring tangible benefits to their owner, too – not only are they loyal and loving, but they encourage exercise, help develop social skills, and bring families together. The benefits of adopting a pet go beyond how adorable and playful they are; in fact, one of their biggest advantages often goes unnoticed. Pets, especially cats and dogs, have therapeutic benefits that reinforce just how special they are both to society and their individual owners. Read the entire article for more information.

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Special THANKS to Ella Brown for celebrating her birthday with her closest friends by making blankets for the animals at HSHA. She also asked for donations off our wish list in lieu of birthday presents. Thanks Ella and friends for showering our animals with love!

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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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