Current Events

Dog Days of Summer

Throughout the month of August, Applebee's is promoting their Dog Days of Summer. Servers will be collecting donations all month, so stop out and support HSHA!  Locations participating: Harrisburg, Colonial Park, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, York & Lancaster.  

Toast for Tails - August 23rd

Join us for the 2nd Annual Toast for Tails event being held at The Pub in Duncannon from 6-10pm.  Good music, food and drinks to benefit HSHA!  Visit the official Facebook page for up to the minute details!  https://www.facebook.com/events/676474349097721/

Featured Program

Shelter Buddies

If you’re looking for a way to support our shelter but aren’t able to get in every week (or maybe you’re allergic to the animals you love), we’d like to suggest the HSHA Shelter Buddies!  This is a team of volunteers – meeting in the evenings about six times a year - whose primary work is to raise funds for the thousands of homeless animals that arrive at our shelter each year through no fault of their own. Yard sales, family nights at area restaurants, and other community projects have been some of the group’s efforts. Their newest project is Gift Basket Bingo. This fun day was begun 2 years ago as an annual event, and it has been very well-received. (Please see our Events Page for info about the next one, coming up on September 21.) Joining our Shelter Buddies is a great way to actively support HSHA! To get started, just submit a Volunteer Application or call our Coordinator of Volunteers at 564-3320, x.122 for more information.

Resource Library

Hot Weather Pet Tips

Summer is upon us and the temperatures are rising.  Here are some suggestions to make this season more comfortable for your pets.

Community Partner


We thank Applebee's for partnering with us once again this year to raise money for the animals at the shelter!

Classic Communities - 2014 5K Run/Walk Sponsor

Donate to Humane Society of HarrisburgAdopt a pet from the Humane Society of Harrisburg
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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.


Applebee's Dog Days of Summer - August 
Healing Haven - August 26
Shelter Buddies Basket Bingo - September 21

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