Foster families are an integral part of HSHA because they provide temporary homes for animals that we may not be able to care for in the shelter environment. Fostering is a very rewarding experience. HSHA provides foster families with all of the education and supplies they need. In turn, foster families provide the love and attention that many foster animals need. Foster families provide temporary homes for animals for a variety of reasons, including:
Foster families should be able to provide an area in their home that is isolated from other pets. Other pets should be up-to-date on all vaccines. HSHA will never ask a foster family to house an animal that may not be a "good match" for that family.
Important Information for Foster Homes
Animals Currently Seeking a Foster Home
If you are interested in serving as a foster family for HSHA, please download and complete the foster application.
If you are able to provide this important service to the animals while they await adoption, please forward your completed application to Megan Strausbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 717-564-1867. For additional information or inquiries please call Megan at 717-564-3320 ext. 125.
LOOKING FOR A SPECIAL ACITIVITY FOR YOUR CHILD THIS SUMMER?
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 email@example.com.
We are currently in need of paper towels, non-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