Pet owners who are struggling to feed their pets may access the HSHA food bank and food is also distributed through other local animal welfare organizations and food banks. Patrons of the pet food bank who need dog food are required to show proof of a valid dog license. Dog licenses are required by law and can be a life-saving tool for stray or lost dogs. Dog licenses can be purchased for a nominal fee at HSHA.
HSHA also partners with AniMeals, who distributes pet food to elderly pet owners participating in Meals on Wheels. For more information, contact HSHA at (717) 564-3320.
In addition, donations to the pet food bank may be made at the following locations:
In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by the violent partner. The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., in partnership with Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties and the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, has created the SafeHaven Program for pets in situations like these.
The SafeHaven program provides short-term emergency housing for dogs and cats owned by individuals or families in crisis within Central PA who are staying at a participating domestic violence shelter. The dogs and cats are cared for by foster families under the supervision of Humane Society of Harrisburg Area’s medical and animal care staff.
The SafeHaven program provides free of charge: up to 30 days of board; vaccinations; food and water; daily care and affection.
The SafeHaven program is available for those residing at the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg or Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties. Referrals to the SafeHaven program can be made by calling one of the participating domestic violence shelters' hotlines: YWCA of Greater Harrisburg - 800-654-1211 or Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties - 800-852-2102.
Pets are part of the family in many American households and should be well taken care of and protected. In emergencies, pets may be left behind because their owners cannot take them to local emergency shelters. In other cases, pet owners may have to leave their homes quickly, not knowing what to do about their beloved animals. Fortunately, there is a place you can take your pet where it will be loved and cared for in your absence. The SafeHaven Program can be your pet's temporary home during emergencies.
The dogs and cats participating in the SafeHaven program are cared for under the supervision of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area's medical and animal care staff. The SafeHaven program provides free of charge: up to 30 days of board; vaccinations; food and water; daily care and affection.
July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon
October 19 | Pittie Party
November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction
December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon
I am a young, handsome Pit Bull Terrier mix that was found as a stray. I am super happy and friendly, but everything seems new to me. I'm not sure how to walk on a leash and I want to be close to you, so I jump up and put my paws on you. For that reason, any kids in my new home should be at least 10 years old. The staff and volunteers are working on teaching me commands, but my new family should be ready to continue that training and even take me to obedience lessons. I like other dogs, so if you have a dog in your home, that should be fine. I can also live with dog savvy cats. So, come on in to meet me, Dekker. I'll be super happy to see you!
Lemon Sorbet Monet
I'm sweet and refreshing, a cool cat with a warm heart. Maybe I should have been named Lemony Snicket, since my life has been a series of unfortunate events. It's all in the past and hey, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade (or lemon sorbet)! I'm ready for a new life with someone who will love me deeply and give me a comfortable and fun home. I like being called Lemon because I'm full of zest! I was timid when I first came, but now I'm always bursting with love and affection for everyone. I have a great time in the playroom chasing wand toys and feather toys, and oh do I LOVE chasing that laser dot! That wasn't the case a short while ago, though. I was afraid in the playroom and meowed to go back to my cage, but now I'm confident, brave and happy. If you adopt me, I'll be a pillar of warmth in your life, always ready for a snuggle and a head bunt, or even a kiss on the nose! I'm used to living with other cats, but I could be OK as your only feline friend. Since I'm still very young, only about a year old, I'll need a home with someone who has time to play and interact with me. So put your green juice down and push that smoothie aside! Get ready for the health benefits of Lemon! I'm never a sourpuss and will always cheer you up and help you feel better. Come in soon and get ready for some Sour Power...and Pucker Power...ask for the inky-furred feline, Lemon Sorbet Monet!
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