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.
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Handsome, handsome, handsome. That's all anyone says about me. I'm Benaiah, named after a character in the bible who bravely killed a lion. But everyone here just calls me Benny! I was born in 2017 and was first at the shelter in the spring of 2018. My ears had just been (badly) cropped and they needed care, then my rear leg was severely injured and my owners neglected to get treatment soon enough. My friends at the shelter took me back in July 2018, but it was too late for my leg -- it had to be amputated. So I became a tripod dog! Of course it did not slow me down one bit. I was adopted in March of 2019 after HSHA won ownership of me in the cruelty case against my neglectful owner. I got a new name, Rooney...but I was returned in August 2019. My first two years of life have been difficult, and I'm really in need of a stable, permanent home. I'm very much a dog who lives in the present, and no tough past is going to hang on my shoulders. I'm looking for a special family who can give me the life I deserve after spending so many months recuperating in the shelter, only to be adopted and returned. I love to play fetch and I've even learned the command "drop it," which I'm very proud of, I know "sit" too, and I love to get rewarded with treats and affection. I've very strong, so no kids under 12 in my new home, please.
Hold me! I'm Chantey, a small black cat who was a stray. I love to be held, and if you could walk me over to a window and let me watch the birds, that would be perfect. I'm slightly fearful and still trying to figure everything out. My life on the streets may have been tough, and I'm not sure who to trust yet. However, I'm trying hard. I know black cats gets overlooked, so I'm hoping my huge golden eyes will make people stop and say "Wow, I need to adopt that black cat!"
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