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!


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:
Megan Strausbaugh, Director of Marketing at megans@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

Benaiah (Rooney)

https://www.petfinder.com/dog/benaiah-rooney-44180536/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Handsome, handsome, handsome. That's all anyone says about me. I'm Benaiah, named after a character in the bible who bravely killed a lion. But everyone here just calls me Benny! I was born in 2017 and was first at the shelter in the spring of 2018. My ears had just been (badly) cropped and they needed care, then my rear leg was severely injured and my owners neglected to get treatment soon enough. My friends at the shelter took me back in July 2018, but it was too late for my leg -- it had to be amputated. So I became a tripod dog! Of course it did not slow me down one bit. I was adopted in March of 2019 after HSHA won ownership of me in the cruelty case against my neglectful owner. I got a new name, Rooney...but I was returned in August 2019. My first two years of life have been difficult, and I'm really in need of a stable, permanent home. I'm very much a dog who lives in the present, and no tough past is going to hang on my shoulders. I'm looking for a special family who can give me the life I deserve after spending so many months recuperating in the shelter, only to be adopted and returned. I love to play fetch and I've even learned the command "drop it," which I'm very proud of, I know "sit" too, and I love to get rewarded with treats and affection. I've very strong, so no kids under 12 in my new home, please.

Chantey 

https://www.petfinder.com/cat/chantey-45192764/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hold me! I'm Chantey, a small black cat who was a stray. I love to be held, and if you could walk me over to a window and let me watch the birds, that would be perfect. I'm slightly fearful and still trying to figure everything out. My life on the streets may have been tough, and I'm not sure who to trust yet. However, I'm trying hard. I know black cats gets overlooked, so I'm hoping my huge golden eyes will make people stop and say "Wow, I need to adopt that black cat!"

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