Cruelty Investigation

HSHA Lab puppyThe Humane Society employs a trained Humane Police Officer to thoroughly investigate and, if possible prosecute, offenders to the fullest extent of the law regarding any crime committed against animals. Our Cruelty Department investigates more than 3,000 complaints each year.

To report a case of animal cruelty, contact the Cruelty Department at (717) 564-3320 x104. Complainants will need to provide: Your name, exact address of location of complaint, nature of complaint, name of owners if possible, duration of violation. All complainant information is kept strictly confidential.

Please note, your call is important to us. However, we may be unable to respond within a matter of hours. If you have an urgent complaint and are unable to reach the cruelty department, please contact your local police.

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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

MAX STUDLEY

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/max-studley-45737322/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hello from a giant woofer! I'm Max Studley, a 97 pound senior pit bull terrier mix. I'm not supposed to weigh that much. All my extra weight has worsened my arthritis, and it's hard for me to walk. I'm on a diet, and my new family will need to commit 100% to helping me lose weight. It's really important for my health! I arrived here as a stray at the beginning of August. I'm 7-8 years old. I guard my food and toys, so it would be best if I lived with kids over 12. I could live with dog-savvy cats. I liked the other dog I met, but I tried to be dominant with that dog and it didn't go so well. Any dog I live with needs to know how to handle and respect my size and pushy ways. An experienced owner would help too. I love squeaky toys and playtime. When you come in to meet me, you'll see that I've not had the most TLC recently. My broken tail is hairless, my fur is thin, and I have hair loss where a collar was left too tight on my big neck. My elbows have callouses because I have to lay down so much due to my weight. I sleep on my bed all day and look a little sad. I'm really looking forward to a family who knows how to love a dog and care for him the right way. In return, I promise to be loyal, loving, and impressive.

FIREBALL

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/fireball-45309198/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hi, I'm Fireball, a striking Tortoiseshell cat with a coat of distinctive patterns and colors. A "fireball" is a meteor brighter than the planet Venus. Well, I do have a "glowing" personality! My name might hint at an energetic and ambitious cat, but I'm a laid-back, soft-spoken, gentle girl. Do I have the notorious "tortitude" for which we are known? No one has seen any feisty, bossy "tude" in me so far, and I doubt that they ever will. I'm a love sponge and will soak up all the love and affection you have to give. The best part is, I'll return the love tenfold, once I'm secure and comfortable in my new home. I came here with a large group of cats whose owner fell on some hard times, so I can live with other cats. I like to play with wand toys and the laser light, but my favorite activity is plopping down on your lap for some chillin' and relaxin’ time. I'm terrific to have around and am very appreciative of the human touch. Some people say torties or torbies are reincarnated princesses! True or not, I would love to be YOUR princess and live in YOUR castle. I'm an average sized cat, but my heart is as big as a meteor! I know I'll light up your life if you adopt me...please come in to meet me soon!

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