This Saturday, January 19, HSHA is hosting a vaccine clinic at the shelter's Intake Center. Please join us from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. to keep your pet healthy and happy! As a reminder, these events are rain or shine and based on a first come, first served basis. But, as long as you are in line before 11:00 a.m. you and your pet will be seen by our veterinarian. For more information, click here.


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 11 to 15 the adoption fees for fifty of HSHA's longest residents will be cut in half. We encourage you to consider spending Valentine's Day surronded by the unconditional LOVE of a new pet.

P.S. Don't forget about our Soul Mates. Soul Mates are bonded pairs of animals that have to be adopted into the same FURever home. During Shelter Sweethearts Week the adoption fee for the first animal is 50% off and the second is completely free!

For more information about this event, click here.

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 about volunteering at HSHA , click here.


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.


All of February | Glove Drive Campaign

February 11-16 | Shelter Sweetheart Week

February 19-23 | Shelter Deep Clean Week - CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

April 18-22 | Volunteer Appreciation Week

May 4 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon

October 19 | Pittie Party

November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

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