Start 2019 off with a SPLASH!

Did you hear the news?? Tommy Tucker from The Official People's Morning Show on 105.7 The X will continue the show's tradition of support for HSHA's Penguin Plunge by competing against the Plunge Dog. Also new, this year's Plunge dog is one of our adoptable residents, Missy Sue. Missy Sue has been at the shelter for 261 days patiently waiting for a FURever home. Pick your favorite competitor and donate to their fundraising page to help crown them victorious.

To donate to Tommy, click here or to donate to Missy Sue, click here!

Join the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) for the best New Year's Day tradition by participating in the Penguin Plunge and diving into the Susquehanna River. Build a team with your friends and co-workers, or brave the icy waters alone in support of all the homeless animals of Central PA. Click here to sign up today!

For more information click here or contact Megan Strausbaugh, HSHA's Director of Marketing.

Get Involved...FOSTER

Foster families are an integral part of HSHA because they provide temporary homes for animals that we may not be able to care for in the shelter environment. Fostering is a very rewarding experience. HSHA provides foster families with all of the education and supplies they need. In turn, foster families provide the love and attention that many foster animals need. 

Meet Eliza, a current HSHA resident that is looking for a foster home. If you are interested in a lap cat that can be the queen of your castle, then look no further. For more information about fostering these or other HSHA residents, click here, or contact Aspasia Yeager, HSHA's Foster Care Coordinator at aspasiay@humanesocietyhbg.org.


A sincere thanks to a wonderful group of volunteers from UPMC Pinnacle who made a significant contribution to the shelter. After identifying several projects, teams were formed and the results were very impressive and greatly appreciated. The photos speak for themselves!

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

Currently our greatest need is canned food for both dogs and cats! Our cats prefer pate but the pups aren't picky! In addition, we could use some Clorox Wipes to help maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all the sheter's residents.

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.

Workplace Giving

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