Give the Gift of a FURever Home this Holiday Season
Get into the Holiday spirit with a visit to the HSHA for an open house and adopt-a-thon on December 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a full serving of BBQ and a diverse arrangement of baked goods. Most importantly, discounted adoption rates will be available. All dogs can make your house their FURever home for only $20. Cats or Rabbits will be considered yours for $10. Not only are these prices affordable, but they include spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date basic vaccines, microchip, and initial deworming.
Every pet deserves a warm home for the holidays.
Consider stopping by the event to give the gift of a home, purchase a holiday toy, or buy other retail items to spoil your furry friend.
Register TODAY for the 21st Annual Penguin Plunge | January 1, 2018 | City Island, Beach Area, Harrisburg, PA
Event registration begins at 10:00AM, Plunge goes off at Noon
Join hundreds of HSHA supporters as they "take the plunge" for homeless animals on New Year's Day! The Penguin Plunge is an annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) that has become a central Pennsylvania tradition for both HSHA and the City of Harrisburg. During the event, more than 300 HSHA supporters “take the plunge” into the icy waters of the Susquehanna River, as hundreds more watch from the shore. Click here for more details.
It's back to school time. While teachers are working to set up their classrooms, parents and their kids are out shopping for all those back to school essentials. At HSHA we are encouraging teachers, parents, and students alike to consider having a small pet in your classroom. The HSHA Animal Exchange Program, provides an enriching experience for students to learn hands-on pet ownership responsibilities while also benefiting the shelter's furry critters as they recieve socialization and lots of love. Pets typically approved for Animal Exchange include Guinea Pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, etc. HSHA provides the housing, initial supplies and food, and medical care for animals placed through this program. To learn more about the HSHA Animal Exchange Program or to apply for a pet, please click here.
UNDERSTANDING CANINE PARVOVIRUS
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.
Pictured are students from Milton Hershey School (and two of their teachers). Together they volunteered at HSHA by helping to sort, log, and put away donations and make busy buckets for all our dogs! The whole group got a tour of the shelter and followed along as staff handed out the individual buckets to each of the shelter dogs. Their trip to HSHA was for the MHS annual Day of Service- an event where MHS students volunteer at 50+ local organizations to gain a deeper appreciation of the value of community service.
We are currently in need of soft training treats (made in USA), Busy Bones, sensitive stomach cat food, peanut butter, unscented bleach, liquid laundry detergent, Dawn dishwashing detergent, Clorox wipes, waterless shampoo, kitten milk replacer, and paper towels. 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.
December 2 | Holiday Open House & Adopt-A-Thon
January 1 | Penguin Plunge
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022