At HSHA, we have found the greatest success in teaching Humane Education with school-age children through our Animal Exchange Program. The Animal Exchange Program is a wonderful resource for teachers to make learning fun in all subjects and improve the learning environment for their students. Studies show kids turn to pets for emotional well-being, especially when they are feeling down. They also seek out pets when feeling tired, upset, scared or lonely. With this kind of impact, it should be no surprise that pets aid in improving school attendance too. Through this hands-on learning style, students not only learn about topics associated with animal welfare and humane treatment, but many other important life lessons. For example:
Kids and pets are a winning combination! Partner with HSHA to continue reaching the younger generations through the Animal Exchange Program. Together, we will improve the current conditions and pave the future for the pets and people within our communities.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Greater Harrisburg Foundation. Your students can learn hands-on pet ownership responsibilities while caring for a small pet in your classroom. HSHA provides cage, initial supplies and food, and medical care while the animal is in this program. Principal’s approval is required. To learn more about or apply for the Animal Exchange Program, please click here.
July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon
October 19 | Pittie Party
November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction
December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon
Who's a beautiful girl? It's me, Miss Cinne Suede! With my cinnamon-suede coat, I'm a sleek and soft fashion starlet who is about to own the runway. I'm a big girl (54 pounds) who is not even a year old yet. I was born in March, so you know by the time I'm full grown, I'm going to be a solid sister -- all muscle and bright eyes! I have an amazing fawn/lilac coat, and my eyes look green or blue or golden, depending on the light. My toes are dipped in white, and I have a white splash on my chest. I love tennis balls and treats, but I can get jumpy and mouthy very quickly, because I'm young and untrained. That means no kids under 12, please! And I need to be your only pet -- no cats or dogs or critters for me, because I do not respect their space and their needs. That's OK though, because once you meet me, I'll be the only pet you want. Right now I have sore feet that I'm being treated for, and the staff will fill you in on that medical need. And one last thing -- I need to go to a home that has experience with dogs.
Witches, vampires, monsters, and other scary icons are a big part of Halloween--especially ghosts! How would you like to meet a cute, soft, furry ghost who hops? Well, let me introduce myself. I'm Ghost, a very cute bunny with long floppy ears and fluffy brown and white spotted fur. I'm a friendly ghost (like Casper) who likes to be petted and brushed. Not all ghosts are out for revenge or scares! I enjoy rearranging the furniture in my cage because it's hard for me to be confined, so a home where I can run and play outside of my cage would be ideal. I love to play with boxes, hiding inside or flipping them in the air. I'm a little nervous about being picked up, but if you go slowly and gently, I'll come around and let you transport me short distances. Sometimes I get perturbed when people move my stuff around, so it will be best to clean my cage without me in it! If you would like to meet a ghost who will leave you with a warm heart rather than cold chills, come in soon to meet me, Ghost the bunny! You won't be spooked by this furry critter with long floppy ears, although I might "go bump in the night" once in a while. If you adopt me you can tell everyone that you have a "haunted" house and invite them to meet your mini-Ghost! ***I now live at Zoomania, the cool pet store in the Colonial Park Mall.
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022