ANIMAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

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:

  • A sense of responsibility and respect for life
  • Sensitivity and awareness towards the feelings and needs of others – both animals and humans alike.
  • Understanding that living things need more than just food and water for survival
  • Understanding how their behavior and actions affect others.

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.

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2019 EVENTS

2019 EVENTS CALENDAR

July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon

October 19 | Pittie Party

November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction

December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon

Pet of the Week

Cupcake

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/cupcake-44678905/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Note:  Cupcake is HSHA’s longest resident.  Her adoption fee will be reduced by 50% at our Pittie Party on Saturday, October 19th (11am-3pm at HSHA).  She is currently located at Zoomania at Colonial Park Mall.

Sweet cinnamon and brown sugar cupcake with butterscotch frosting and chocolate sprinkles?   That's me, a tasty treat of a dog! As you can see, I'm a gorgeous golden brindle girl with unique eyes. In some light they are a pale robin's egg blue, and in other light they are a cool yellow. I'm probably around two years old and I never stop moving! Think of me as a high-energy puppy who is ready for training and exercise. I love to get out and do things, but I'll need some work on my leash manners. I love to play with other dogs, and the right canine pal will help me burn some energy. I do not like cats and cannot live with them. I would do best with kids over 12 and plenty of plushy soft toys to play with.

 

Mystery Man

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/mystery-man-45412742/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Note: I am FIV positive, but totally healthy. You can ask the staff about FIV.

There's a cat who lives a life of danger, Everyone he meets, he stays a stranger, With every move he makes, Another chance he takes, Odds are he wont't live to see tomorrow...Secret Agent Cat, Secret Agent Cat, They've given you a number (A419), and taken away your name. That was me, Mystery Man, before someone brought me here to save me from my dangerous life of espionage in their neighborhood. I was starving and smelled food outside at their house, so I followed the clues and found a yummy dinner! The family that lived there fed me every day, since I was very thin and always hungry. It was like being at the Catsino Royale! They did not know my identity, so everyone called me Mystery. One night while on a special mission, I caught my foot on something sharp and sustained a terrible wound on my back paw. Unable to run from my nemesis, Dr. Claw, my cover was blown and I had to give up my life as a super sleuth. There were also several other spy cats in the area who didn't like me treading their turf. So now I am here, hoping to find a new family because I LOVE people and feel very lonely. I'm Tom Cruise handsome, very affectionate, and bond strongly with the humans I meet. I can be boisterous and meow loudly to get attention and head scratches. I like to play with wand toys, but I enjoy sniffing around the playroom, looking for clues as to how I can escape! I adapt well to new situations and roll with the punches, but I have trouble living in a cage, since I was used to wandering on my own for a while. I get along with other cats and am super friendly and outgoing. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come to HSHA right away and meet me. I would really like a loving family and a home where I can explore and continue my quest to save the world from mischief and mayhem! I hope finding a home won't be "Mission Impossible" for me! Please come in to meet the coolest spy cat ever! I'll be a fun, loyal, loving companion...there's no mystery about that!

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SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
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