Attention Supporters, HSHA has closed early this evening, November 15, due to the winter weather advisory. We plan to reopen tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in accordance with our standard schedule. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we wait out the snow storm.


We adopted Miri on September 10, 2012. What can I say? I volunteered at the shelter and passed by Miri. Unfortunately, so did so many others. Miri was always barking! You know the "crazy" dog you may see in their kennel. Anyways one day as my family and I were searching for a dog of our own, Betty showed us Miri. It was instant, Miri fell in love and I was showed an entirely different dog. We took her home that very day! A valuable lesson learned, NEVER EVER judge a DOG by its cover! I've been told by so many that she is a perfect example of a Pit, smart, loyal and loving. Miri melts into peoples hearts and they leave wanting a dog just like her. However, we can't take the credit. We owe it to you guys and your compassion for doing what you guys do everyday. We thank all of you guys. Oh, Miri has yet to bark. :)

Send your Happy Tails story and pictures to!

Donate to Humane Society of HarrisburgAdopt a pet from the Humane Society of Harrisburg
Report Cruelty

How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

Currently our greatest need is canned food for both dogs and cats! Our cats prefer pate but the pups aren't picky! In addition, we could use some Clorox Wipes to help maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all the sheter's residents.

Check out HSHA's Amazon Wish List for more specific needs.

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.


November 17 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction
Click here to purchase tickets.

December 1 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

January 1 | Penguin Plunge
Click here to register.

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022