Stories

It takes a lot of helping hands and hearts to fulfill HSHA’s mission to build a better community for pets and people.  Learn more through the eyes of staff, volunteers, adopters, and more. 

Latest Stories

Veterinary Resource Center: Providing All “Starr” Care

June 3, 2020

A young Rottweiler named Starr, came through the VRC doors in very rough condition. Starr had a severe flea infestation. She was weak and could barely move and wasn’t eating. Upon examination, it was determined she was suffering from flea-bite anemia or critically low red cell count. Read how the VRC helped bring back Starr’s shine!

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Community Caring

May 1, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, the support we have received from you, our community, has been tremendous. From food and toy donations, to adoptions, to over 100 people applying to foster since the crisis began, we are so grateful for your support.

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Two is Better Than One: Foster Kittens Clapton and Vaughan

March 23, 2020

These two kittens were found huddled in an alley in the City of Harrisburg on a cold fall evening, with their mother no where to be found. They weighed only one pound and both had upper respiratory infections and severe eye infections.

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Beating the Odds: Hospice Foster Eileen

February 26, 2020

When Eileen, a senior collie mix, came into the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) as a stray in December of 2018, she could barely stand. She had a severe skin infection and difficulty using her hind legs. After a full medical workup it was found that Eileen was suffering from severe arthritis in her spine and hind legs. In addition, her kidneys were failing.

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A “Puppy Proposal”

January 14, 2020

Deb and Dave had been dating for some time and owned a dog and two cats.  Deb had made mention on occasion that if Dave were to propose, she would rather have a “proposal puppy” than an engagement ring. One evening, Deb and Dave were watching the Friday news and Pet of the Week came […]

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HSHA 2019 Award Winners

January 6, 2020

Each year HSHA recognizes several key individuals that have truly exemplified and embodied the organization’s mission, to build a better community for pets and people. The annual Fur Ball Gala & Auction is the perfect stage to recognize these amazing shelter supporters for their hard work, dedication, and unwavering passion.

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