Current Volunteer Page


Volunteer Time Clock

Volunteer Training Manuals:

The next SAFER Training will be on June 16, 2019.

Safer Training Manual  

Current List of Safer Trained Volunteers

To RSVP, please email Megan Strausbaugh.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 11:00AM-7:00PM 

Wednesday – 10:00 AM - 3:00PM (Closed to Public)

Saturday – 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Sunday – 10:00AM - 3:00PM (Closed to Public)

**Holiday volunteer hours vary. Please pay attention to Volunteers' Matters for announcements.**

Current Team Leaders:

Important documents relevant to Dog Volunteers:

Current Team Leaders:

Interested in supporting the shelter animals by washing dishes or stuffing Kongs? Contact our Team Leader responsible for these volunteer activities Karen Spidle and for more information.

Are able to volunteer your time doing laundry? We have a team for that! Please contact our Laundry Team Leader, Cathy Hartwick to find out how to get involved and minimize the mounds of laundry needing done!

Are you creative or passionate about the arts and looking for a way to unleash your artistic license? Consider joining the Petfinder team where you can photograph HSHA's adoptable animals or use your creative writing skills to create personality profiles for each shelter resident. For more information, contact HSHA's Adoption Center Team Leader Kristi Kleinfelter.

Our Book Buddies Program is one of the greatest ways we can provide the opportunity for young children to get involved with the organization. We are always looking for more volunteers able to assist with Book Buddies requests. If you are interested in learning how you can put a smile on a child's face and provide socialization for our cat population, contact Kristi Kleinfelter.

Stay tuned for more changes to the current volunteer page!

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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


My Petfinder Profile:

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

My Petfinder Profile:

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!

Workplace Giving

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