Each February, HSHA conducts our Show Some Love With A Glove GLOVE DRIVE. Wearing and properly changing gloves dramatically reduces the spread of life-threatening diseases in a shelter environment. We use roughly 300,000 latex, vinyl, or nitrile gloves to clean, medicate, and care for the thousands of homeless animals that come to our shelter from Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and northern York Counties every year.
Our goal this year is to reach 250 cases of gloves
There are three (3) ways you can show your love for homeless pets right here in our area by supporting the 2018 HSHA GLOVE DRIVE:
Furry & Loveable Valentines Featured During Shelter Sweetheart Week
HSHA believes that true Valentine's Day sweethearts have fur and more than two legs. That's why community members are invited to find their true love during HSHA's annual Shelter Sweetheart week. From February 12 to 17 the adoption fees of fifty Shelter Sweethearts will be cut in half. The promotion is held each year in an effort to find loving new homes for some of HSHA's hundreds of residents. HSHA encourages everyone to consider spending Valentine's Day with a new pet. Adoption prices include spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and basic vaccines. Despite these reduced fees, HSHA's normal adoption policies and procedures will still apply. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
Entire Month of February | Glove Drive Campaign
February 12-17 | Shelter Sweethearts Week
February 19-23 | Deep Clean Week
April 15-22 Volunteer Appreciation Week
May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022