5K Run/Walk for the Animals


The 19th Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals was a raging success despite the dreary weather. The event was held at Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center in Harrisburg on May 7. This family and dog friendly event had something for everyone, and all the proceeds benefited more than 500 homeless pets at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area. A total of more than $43,324.23 was raised. Our top individual fundraiser award went to Marcia Mikos with a total of $1,811.14. Congratulations to the employees of McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC for taking the top fundraising team spot by raising $2,060.00.

Thanks to all of our participants, donors, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and staff for the great effort in making this event such a success!

Our first place medals were awarded to the following individuals:

Overall TOP Runner: Kyle Womer

Youth Award: Carley Daniels (f)

Age 18-29: Jim Romano(m); Corinne Lillis(f)

Age 30-39: Jonathan Keller(m); Jacquelene Derr(f)

Age 40-49: Andrew Dehoff(m); Jennifer Miles(f)

Age50+: Tom Miller(m); Luri Tully(f)

**For a complete list of the race results click here.**

Below are photos from the 2016 5K Run/Walk for the animals! 

For more information contact: 
Megan Strausbaugh, Director of Marketing at megans@humanesocietyhbg.org or 717-564-3320 ext. 125

FUR Ball Gala & Auction


Get tickets for the FUR BALL NOW before invitations even hit the mailboxes! Print, mail, fax, or email this form to the attention of HSHA’s Director of Marketing, Megan Strausbaugh and reserve your seat TODAY. Don’t wait, space is limited and tickets will go fast! Don’t miss the opportunity to make a difference in Central PA’s homeless animal population. Your attendance helps animals find FURever Homes!!!

Book Buddies


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 nancyv@humanesocietyhbg.org

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of paper towelsnon-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

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