Book Buddy Program

Book Buddy

Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are invited to the shelter to read to the cats in our adoption room.

This program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals by providing socialization and human interaction. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing. To participate in this program you MUST reserve a time slot so we can ensure we have space and volunteers ready to assist you and your child(ren). Time slots are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm.

Please email this completed form to kristik@humanesocietyhbg.org to schedule an appointment. Children that show up without a reserved time slot will not be able to participate in the program.

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We are currently in need of Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

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.

Events

May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

May 10-12 | Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

July 21 | Christmas in July

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

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