HSHA’s primary goal is to provide outstanding care to the homeless and needy animals of our local community, which is why we offer services to local municipalities. Through these services, HSHA takes in the stray animals from our surrounding municipalities and gives them the care they need and deserve.
However, HSHA is only able to take in stray animals from municipalities who contract with our organization and agree to provide adequate reimbursement for the animals’ basic care. If HSHA took animals from all municipalities irrespective of a contract, HSHA would be forced to euthanize a large amount of adoptable animals because we cannot afford to feed and house stray animals without receiving reimbursement for direct animal care costs.
HSHA cannot guarantee care for stray animals brought in from municipalities that do not contract with us. In turn, those animals may face an uncertain fate. In areas that do not participate with HSHA, it is crucial that caring citizens contact their municipality to express the importance of participating with a local animal shelter. By participating, these municipalities will guarantee care for stray animals found in their area.
TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MUNICIPALITY TO URGE THEM TO PARTICIPATE, HSHA SUGGESTS USING THIS LETTER. Please contact HSHA at 717.564.3320 with questions about municipality contracts or contacting your local municipality.
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.
Entire Month of February | Glove Drive Campaign
February 12-17 | Shelter Sweethearts Week
February 19-23 | Deep Clean Week
April 15-22 Volunteer Appreciation Week
May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022