Annual Events

The mission of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. is to build a better community for pets and people through compassion, protection, education, and collaboration.


Virtual Holiday Adopt-a-Thon

December 5th, 2020
Help our residents find a home for the holidays!  This event includes reduced adoption rates for all adoptable residents!

Penguin Plunge

2021 Canceled
A New Year’s Day tradition, hundreds of Central PA residents jump into the icy cold Susquehanna River to support homeless animals.  

Shelter Sweetheart Week

All Valentine’s Day Week, pet adoptions are half off.  This is the perfect time to experience the unconditional love of a new pet and adopt a new furry Valentine!

Glove Drive Campaign

Show Some Love with a Glove! Each year, HSHA uses 300,000 latex, vinyl or nitrite gloves to clean, medicate and care for thousands of homeless animals. The Glove Drive aims to provide as much of our annual glove need as possible.

5K Run/Walk for the Animals

Fun for the whole family!

Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

Join Shelter Buddies, a group of HSHA supporters that host fundraising events throughout the year, for a yard sale.

Christmas in July Adopt-a-Thon

July 25th, 2020
With reduced adoption rates during our busiest time of the year, it really will be Christmas in July when you find the right pet just for you!

Shelter Buddies Bingo

Postponed until Further Notice
Join the HSHA’s Shelter Buddies for a rousing afternoon of Gift Basket Bingo AND to help the homeless animals!

Virtual Pittie Party & Parade

October 19th-24th, 2020
A celebration of the pit bull breed, this week includes education, fun and culminates with 50% off adoptable pitties.   

Virtual Fur Ball Gala

November 14th, 2020
HSHA’s signature annual event, the Fur Ball Gala caters to our most passionate supporters and raises vital funds to help HSHA continue our mission.

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