HSHA will operate on the following schedule for the Holidays:

Thanksgiving, November 24 | CLOSED

Christmas Eve, December 24 | Close at 2:00 p.m.

Christmas Day, December 25 | CLOSED

December 26 | CLOSED

New Year's Eve, December 31 | Close at 2:00 p.m.

New Year's Day, January 1 | CLOSED  
Don't forget THE PENGUIN PLUNGE on City Island, Harrisburg from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Join hundreds of HSHA supporters as they "take the plunge" for homeless animals on New Year's Day!

To register visit http://www.firstgiving.com/HSHA/penguin-plunge-2017 or for more information, click here

Rocco, this year's "Plunge Dog" will compete against Nipsey, from 105.7 The X, in a head-to-head competion to raise money for all the homeless animals of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc.(HSHA). Rocco is a former resident of HSHA who arrived from the city of Harrisburg as a stray. In June, this sweet boy went to his FURever home and now has a family of his own. This year Rocco is giving back to the organization that saved his life and is asking for your support too. Please take a moment to donate towards an amazing organization so that Rocco's friends can find their forever home too!

Don't wait, REGISTER TODAY to participate in this Central Pennsylvania tradition!

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

Workplace Giving

It's kick-off season for Workplace Giving campaigns, and HSHA would appreciate your support! Remember, HSHA serves Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Northern York Counties as a non-profit organization. We are not funded by the government or national organizations and rely completely on donations from the communities we serve to fulfill our mission. So, if you work for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Federal Government, or another place of business that participates in workplace giving, considering donating to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. (HSHA). Many employers also will match contributions made to charitable organizations. Check with your human resources office about matching programs. Thank you for your support!

The codes for HSHA are:
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022

Resource Library

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.

Community Partner

In October, Jessica Kuppart celebrated her eighth birthday. In honor of her special day, she gave the gift of love in the form of donated supplies for all the animals at HSHA. Thank you Jessica for your support, donations, and unconditional love that you so proudly displayed on your birthday. We are honored to be the recipient of your act of generosity. Happy Birthday and a great big THANK YOU!

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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.



December 3 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon


January 1 | Penguin Plunge

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