The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area understands how difficult and costly it can be to put a beloved animal to sleep. To aid in the process, HSHA offers affordable and humane euthanasia and cremation services. Appointments are limited and must be scheduled ahead of time. To schedule an appointment, call HSHA at (717) 564-3320 ext. 112.
|0-40 lbs||41-75 lbs||76+ lbs|
|Communal Cremation: no ashes returned to the owner||$65 ($100 w/ euthanasia)||$95 ($155 w/ euthanasia)||$135 ($235 w/ euthanasia)|
|Private Cremation: ashes returned to owner||$100 ($135 w/ euthanasia)||$150 ($210 w/ euthanasia)||$200 ($300 w/ euthanasia)|
HSHA does not accept feral cats to be euthanized. The organization only accepts feral cats to be altered and returned to the place from which they came (known as “Trap-Neuter-Return” or “TNR”). In order to receive a FREE Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) surgery for a feral cat, you must obtain a TNR Voucher from the municipality in which you reside. Only municipalities that contract with HSHA for services will have these vouchers to distribute. Each municipality will also determine how many vouchers may be distributed per individual. To find out if your municipality contracts with HSHA for services and if they are distributing TNR vouchers, contact your municipal building directly after January 1, 2012. Citizens who do not have access to TNR Vouchers may continue to participate in HSHA’s TNR Program on a paid basis. Costs are $45 for a neuter and $65 for a spay, plus additional costs for FeLV/FIV testing and basic vaccinations. An appointment is required for TNR services (regardless of whether you have a voucher). To schedule an appointment, please call HSHA at (717) 564-3320 and follow the recorded prompts.
HSHA is now offering humane traps for rental to assist with the trapping of feral cats for the Trap-Neuter-Return program. We will require a $60 credit card deposit per trap. Once the trap is returned the $60 fee will be refunded to your credit card. Traps will be available on a first come first serve basis and can be picked up any time during normal business hours. Traps are asked to be returned within 7 days. If an extension is needed please notify staff.
Losing a member of your family can be extremely difficult, fortunately they leave paw prints on our hearts that last forever. Honor your pet by purchasing an urn to memorialize their life in your home for many years to come.
Cat Silhouette: Great metal urn that is good for any family cat. The urn is 4 inches in height. (up to 30lbs.)
Brushed Bronze with Black Paw Prints: A beautiful metal urn that is good for any pet.
Extra Small (up to 30lbs. and 4 inches tall) $25.00
Small (up to 45lbs. and 6 inches tall) $35.00
Medium (up to 75lbs. and 7 inches tall) $45.00
Large (Over 100lbs. and 8 inches tall) $55.00
Paulownia Wooden Box: Memorial wooden box in walnut stain finish.
Small (up to 12lbs. and 5 x 3 inches) $15.00
Medium (up to 30lbs and 6 x 4 inches) $20.00
Large (up to 80lbs. and 7 x 5 inches) $25.00
July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon
October 19 | Pittie Party
November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction
December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon
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!"
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022