FUR Ball Gala & Auction

Get tickets for the FUR BALL NOW! Print, mail, fax, or email this form to the attention of HSHA’s Director of Marketing, Megan Strausbaugh and reserve your seat TODAY. Don’t wait, space is limited and tickets will go fast! Don’t miss the opportunity to make a difference in Central PA’s homeless animal population. Your attendance helps animals find FURever Homes!!!

NEW THIS YEAR a pre-event online auction featuring ten of the most valued, unique, and exciting aution items will be hosted this year in celebration of HSHA’s Executive Director, Amy Kaunas and her 10th Anniversary. The Auction has begun and will run through November 12 at 12:00 noon. Winners will be posted online and announced at the Gala. To start bidding, click here.

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

Workplace Giving

It's kick-off season for Workplace Giving campaigns, and HSHA would appreciate your support! Remember, HSHA serves Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Northern York Counties as a non-profit organization. We are not funded by the government or national organizations and rely completely on donations from the communities we serve to fulfill our mission. So, if you work for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Federal Government, or another place of business that participates in workplace giving, considering donating to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. (HSHA). Many employers also will match contributions made to charitable organizations. Check with your human resources office about matching programs. Thank you for your support!

The codes for HSHA are:
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022

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

HSHA would like to send a huge heartfelt "THANK YOU" to the staff at R.F. Fager Co. for a recent financial contribution made to the shelter. Each year, R.F. Fager Co. hosts a golf outing that benefits HSHA. This year the event raised $2,100. These funds will go directly towards supporting the basic needs and veterinary care of the many animals currently being housed at the shelter. Thank you again to the staff and golfers at the 2016 R.F. Fager Co. Golf Outing. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated.

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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 22 | Pittie Party

November 12 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 3 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

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