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iGive.com Gives Free Donations to HSHA

Spring is finally here. To celebrate, iGive.com will donate $5 per new member supporting Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. through May 31. No purchase necessary.  In other words, for free. Click here to support HSHA through iGive.com

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Attend one of the HSHA’s low-cost vaccination clinics to have your furry family member treated for canine influenza, Lyme disease, among the many other vaccinations available. Check out our events calendar for the next clinic date, time and location.

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Therapeutic Benefits of Pets | Contributed by: Emma Naylor

Pets are a great addition to any household, and they bring tangible benefits to their owner, too – not only are they loyal and loving, but they encourage exercise, help develop social skills, and bring families together. The benefits of adopting a pet go beyond how adorable and playful they are; in fact, one of their biggest advantages often goes unnoticed. Pets, especially cats and dogs, have therapeutic benefits that reinforce just how special they are both to society and their individual owners. Read the entire article for more information.

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A Story of a Special Adoption:

We recently recieved an update on one of our Rats, Jude, that has been adopted.

Jude, the rat, was adopted from the shelter in January. His new owner drove three and a half hours (seven hours round-trip!) from northern Virginia to meet and adopt him. Today, his owner says, "It was so worth it! He is such a sweet boy, and he has made himself right at home with the other rats I have. He's so funny and personable." The pictures are of Jude loving his new home, including the very bizarre way that he sleeps -- on his back with his feet in the air!

His new owner added, "He seems like an older boy. So, I am very glad that I was able to find him and let him live out his golden years in luxury with some rat pals." Congratulations Jude on finding your FURever family!

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of peanut butter, 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.


Shelter Buddies Yard Sale - May 14-16
Christmas in July - July 11
American Red Cross Blood Drive - July 14

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