Come out to Hummelstown Fire Hall on Sunday, October 7 for Gift Basket Bingo, special games, raffles, and so much more! The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and Bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For advance tickets, call Cathy at 717-512-2097 or email rabbit7924@aol.com.

And, don't forget to come hungry! There will be lots of hot food, coffee, cold drinks, and desserts. If you bring a donation of canned pet food, non-clumping cat litter, peanut butter, dog Kongs, cat toys, blankets, towels or paper towels you will receive a free raffle basket ticket. (**Limit 5 free tickets per person**)

All the money raised from this event goes directly towards caring for the many animal residents at the shelter. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! For more information, click here


Stop by the Pittie Party on October 20 to celebrates the often misunderstood Pit Bull Breed. HSHA invites all animal lovers (and their leashed canine pals of all kinds) to join us for a free, fun-filled day celebrating breed equality. Visitors can enjoy vendors for pets and pet owners, food and drink, a photo booth, a costume contest, kids activities, and adoption and retail specials! Best of all, adoptions of resident HSHA Pit Bulls will be 50% off.

Get Involved...VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are a vital part of the HSHA team. Without them, we would not be able to perform many of the essential functions at our shelter. HSHA is always looking for dedicated and committed volunteers to assist with the shelter animals and some of the everyday responsibilities of shelter life. Whether you are interested in walking dogs, helping at events, or socializing cats, there is a place for you at HSHA. The animals are waiting for you ... get started today! For more information, click here.


By: Charlotte Hassman, Director of Animal Care

Recently, HSHA has seen an increase number of dogs arriving from Harrisburg city infected with the parvovirus. Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral infection that is spread from dog to dog through direct and indirect contact with the feces of an infected dog. Parvovirus (parvo), when contracted by a dog, can be fatal. It can be treated, but the mortality rate is quite high. The good news is that measures can be taken to help prevent your dog from becoming infected with parvo.

To better understand the virus and ways to prevent your family pet from becoming infected, click here to become informed.


In March, the Department of Medicine at PennState Health of Milton S. Hershey Medical Center collected donations for the residents of HSHA for their spring service project. The array of goods have made a huge difference in caring for the many animals at the shelter! Thanks PennStateHealth we appreciate you.

Donate to Humane Society of HarrisburgAdopt a pet from the Humane Society of Harrisburg
Report Cruelty

How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

Check out HSHA's Amazon Wish List for more specific needs.

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 7 | Shelter Buddies Gift Basket Bingo

October 20 | Pittie Party

November 17 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 1 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

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