Crisis Assistance

Pet Food Bank

Pet owners who are struggling to feed their pets may access the HSHA food bank and food is also distributed through other local animal welfare organizations and food banks. Patrons of the pet food bank who need dog food are required to show proof of a valid dog license. Dog licenses are required by law and can be a life-saving tool for stray or lost dogs. Dog licenses can be purchased for a nominal fee at HSHA.

HSHA also partners with AniMeals, who distributes pet food to elderly pet owners participating in Meals on Wheels. For more information, contact HSHA at (717) 564-3320.

In addition, donations to the pet food bank may be made at the following locations:

  • Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg)
  • Karns Quality Foods - Harrisburg (6001 Allentown Boulevard, Harrisburg)
  • Karns Quality Foods - Lemoyne (1200 Market Street, Lemoyne)
  • Karns Quality Foods - Mechanicsburg (4870 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg)
  • Karns Quality Foods - Boiling Springs (413 Forge Road, Boiling Springs)
  • Karns Quality Foods - Middletown (101 South Union Street, Middletown)
  • Karns Quality Foods - New Bloomfield (35 Centre Drive, New Bloomfield)
  • Karns Quality Foods - Hershey (731 Cherry Drive, Hershey)
  • Teg's Canine Clippery (335 Bridge Street, New Cumberland)
  • Benny's Pet Depot (5202 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg)
  • Pet Authority (3997 Sunnycrest Drive, Harrisburg)
  • PETCO (5125 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg)
  • Dauphin County Treasurer's Office (101 Market Street, Harrisburg) 

SafeHaven

Domestic Violence

In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by the violent partner. The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., in partnership with Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties and the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, has created the SafeHaven Program for pets in situations like these.

The SafeHaven program provides short-term emergency housing for dogs and cats owned by individuals or families in crisis within Central PA who are staying at a participating domestic violence shelter. The dogs and cats are cared for by foster families under the supervision of Humane Society of Harrisburg Area’s medical and animal care staff.

The SafeHaven program provides free of charge: up to 30 days of board; vaccinations; food and water; daily care and affection.

The SafeHaven program is available for those residing at the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg or Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties. Referrals to the SafeHaven program can be made by calling one of the participating domestic violence shelters' hotlines: YWCA of Greater Harrisburg - 800-654-1211 or Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties - 800-852-2102.

Natural Disasters

Pets are part of the family in many American households and should be well taken care of and protected. In emergencies, pets may be left behind because their owners cannot take them to local emergency shelters. In other cases, pet owners may have to leave their homes quickly, not knowing what to do about their beloved animals. Fortunately, there is a place you can take your pet where it will be loved and cared for in your absence. The SafeHaven Program can be your pet's temporary home during emergencies.

The dogs and cats participating in the SafeHaven program are cared for under the supervision of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area's medical and animal care staff. The SafeHaven program provides free of charge: up to 30 days of board; vaccinations; food and water; daily care and affection. 


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Pet of the Week

Cinni Suede

 My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/cinni-suede-46342083/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Who's a beautiful girl? It's me, Miss Cinne Suede! With my cinnamon-suede coat, I'm a sleek and soft fashion starlet who is about to own the runway. I'm a big girl (54 pounds) who is not even a year old yet. I was born in March, so you know by the time I'm full grown, I'm going to be a solid sister -- all muscle and bright eyes! I have an amazing fawn/lilac coat, and my eyes look green or blue or golden, depending on the light. My toes are dipped in white, and I have a white splash on my chest. I love tennis balls and treats, but I can get jumpy and mouthy very quickly, because I'm young and untrained. That means no kids under 12, please! And I need to be your only pet -- no cats or dogs or critters for me, because I do not respect their space and their needs. That's OK though, because once you meet me, I'll be the only pet you want. Right now I have sore feet that I'm being treated for, and the staff will fill you in on that medical need. And one last thing -- I need to go to a home that has experience with dogs.

 Ghost

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/rabbit/ghost-46469396/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Witches, vampires, monsters, and other scary icons are a big part of Halloween--especially ghosts! How would you like to meet a cute, soft, furry ghost who hops? Well, let me introduce myself. I'm Ghost, a very cute bunny with long floppy ears and fluffy brown and white spotted fur. I'm a friendly ghost (like Casper) who likes to be petted and brushed. Not all ghosts are out for revenge or scares! I enjoy rearranging the furniture in my cage because it's hard for me to be confined, so a home where I can run and play outside of my cage would be ideal. I love to play with boxes, hiding inside or flipping them in the air. I'm a little nervous about being picked up, but if you go slowly and gently, I'll come around and let you transport me short distances. Sometimes I get perturbed when people move my stuff around, so it will be best to clean my cage without me in it! If you would like to meet a ghost who will leave you with a warm heart rather than cold chills, come in soon to meet me, Ghost the bunny! You won't be spooked by this furry critter with long floppy ears, although I might "go bump in the night" once in a while. If you adopt me you can tell everyone that you have a "haunted" house and invite them to meet your mini-Ghost!  ***I now live at Zoomania, the cool pet store in the Colonial Park Mall.

 

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