Penguin Plunge

23rd Annual Event | January 1, 2020  |  City Island, Beach Area, Harrisburg, PA 
Event registration begins at 10:00AM, Plunge goes off at Noon

Join hundreds of HSHA supporters as they "take the plunge" for homeless animals on New Year's Day! The Penguin Plunge is an annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) that has become a central Pennsylvania tradition for both HSHA and the City of Harrisburg. During the event, more than 300 HSHA supporters “take the plunge” into the icy waters of the Susquehanna River, as hundreds more watch from the shore. Individuals who raise over $75 will receive an event towel. For teams to receive towels, each member must raise at least $75. Make it a Happy New Year!

Registration information coming soon!


NEW in 2020!!! HSHA will be hosting Penguins & Pancakes at the Carousel Pavilion. Stay Tuned for more details.


Curious what the Penguin Plunge is all about? Check out these short videos from January 1, 2019!

Pennlive Video #1  |  Pennlive Video #2  |  FOX43 Coverage  |  HSHA Facebook Live Video


Missy Sue came out ontop in the 2019 Competition against Tommy Tucker out fundraising the Media Star. Click here to watch Tommy admit defeat by plunging into the Icy Susquehanna sporting his red, white, and blue! While Missy Sue has been victorious, she is sadly still waiting to be adopted. Help us find her a home this New Year before the end of January #OperationHomeforMissySue #AdoptMissySue


At the 2019 Penguin Plunge we just nearly hit our fundraising goal of $30,000. We are currently sitting at $27,000 raised for the homeless shelter residents. Don't worry... there's still time to make a donation to help HSHA continue to build a better community for pets and people in 2019 and beyond. It's quick, easy, and secure.

Just click the button below.Donate Now


For more information contact:
Amanda Brunish, Director of Marketing at amandab@humanesocietyhbg.org or 717-564-3320 ext. 125

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2019 EVENTS

2019 EVENTS CALENDAR

July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon

October 19 | Pittie Party

November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

Pet of the Week

Cupcake

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/cupcake-44678905/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Note:  Cupcake is HSHA’s longest resident.  Her adoption fee will be reduced by 50% at our Pittie Party on Saturday, October 19th (11am-3pm at HSHA).  She is currently located at Zoomania at Colonial Park Mall.

Sweet cinnamon and brown sugar cupcake with butterscotch frosting and chocolate sprinkles?   That's me, a tasty treat of a dog! As you can see, I'm a gorgeous golden brindle girl with unique eyes. In some light they are a pale robin's egg blue, and in other light they are a cool yellow. I'm probably around two years old and I never stop moving! Think of me as a high-energy puppy who is ready for training and exercise. I love to get out and do things, but I'll need some work on my leash manners. I love to play with other dogs, and the right canine pal will help me burn some energy. I do not like cats and cannot live with them. I would do best with kids over 12 and plenty of plushy soft toys to play with.

 

Mystery Man

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/mystery-man-45412742/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Note: I am FIV positive, but totally healthy. You can ask the staff about FIV.

There's a cat who lives a life of danger, Everyone he meets, he stays a stranger, With every move he makes, Another chance he takes, Odds are he wont't live to see tomorrow...Secret Agent Cat, Secret Agent Cat, They've given you a number (A419), and taken away your name. That was me, Mystery Man, before someone brought me here to save me from my dangerous life of espionage in their neighborhood. I was starving and smelled food outside at their house, so I followed the clues and found a yummy dinner! The family that lived there fed me every day, since I was very thin and always hungry. It was like being at the Catsino Royale! They did not know my identity, so everyone called me Mystery. One night while on a special mission, I caught my foot on something sharp and sustained a terrible wound on my back paw. Unable to run from my nemesis, Dr. Claw, my cover was blown and I had to give up my life as a super sleuth. There were also several other spy cats in the area who didn't like me treading their turf. So now I am here, hoping to find a new family because I LOVE people and feel very lonely. I'm Tom Cruise handsome, very affectionate, and bond strongly with the humans I meet. I can be boisterous and meow loudly to get attention and head scratches. I like to play with wand toys, but I enjoy sniffing around the playroom, looking for clues as to how I can escape! I adapt well to new situations and roll with the punches, but I have trouble living in a cage, since I was used to wandering on my own for a while. I get along with other cats and am super friendly and outgoing. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come to HSHA right away and meet me. I would really like a loving family and a home where I can explore and continue my quest to save the world from mischief and mayhem! I hope finding a home won't be "Mission Impossible" for me! Please come in to meet the coolest spy cat ever! I'll be a fun, loyal, loving companion...there's no mystery about that!

Workplace Giving

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