BOOK BUDDY PROGRAM

Book Buddy

Book Buddies is available to children in grades 1st through 8th who are able to read at any skill level. This program is designed to assist children in developing and improving their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals by providing socialization and human interaction. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a human voice very comforting and soothing. This opportunity gives children the chance to read in a non-judgmental environment and find the support and comfort they need through the companionship of a shelter cat.

Do you want to participate? Space is limited so sign up today! Parents/Gaurdians reserations are required to ensure that HSHA has the space and volunteers available to assist you and your child(ren). Time slots are available all year long on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day and from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Plan ahead, schedule reoccuring book buddies sessions and help improve your child's reading level while supporting the cat population at the shelter.

Please email this completed form to kristik@humanesocietyhbg.org to make your appointment. You will receive confirmation of your reserved Book Buddies appointment. Children that show up without a reserved time slot will not be able to participate in the program.

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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

Hiss Magnolia

Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/hiss-magnolia-ms-peaches-47098603/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hi! I'm Hiss Magnolia, a gorgeous 5 year old tortie darling who lost my home because my owners were moving. Don't worry, I don't hiss at all and you'll barely hear a peep (or meow) out of me. My former name was Ms. Peaches, but I like Magnolia, too. The Magnolia flower symbolizes beauty and gentleness, two of my many lovely character qualities. I'm mild-mannered and affectionate, always appreciative of attention and affection. I was sad to lose my home and quite confused and afraid for my first few weeks here. I felt like a withered, drooping flower. I've come a long way, though, and now I come out of my box to be petted and held. I'm eager to love and be loved, so a quiet, calm home would be the best environment for me. I would be a lovely companion if you are on the market for a low-energy cat who just wants to enjoy your company. I may need some time to adjust to my new surroundings, but if you are patient and understanding, I'm sure to be sitting on your lap and rubbing my cheeks on you in no time!

 

 

Champ

Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/champ-47038564/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hi there! I'm Champ, a hunky 3 year old Mastiff/Labrador mix. My family made the difficult decision to surrender me since they could no longer care for me. I would benefit from an experienced family that can further my training and social skills. I am a bigger boy at about 90lbs and very strong! As a result, any kids in my new home should be 12 or older. I need a feline free home, but I like other dogs and played well with the ones I met here. So, if you're looking for a handsome hunk to add to the family, come in and meet me, Champ!

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