At HSHA, we recognize that humane education is a key facet to improve the current conditions and pave the future for the pets and people within our communities. Humane education promotes knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values related to human involvement in the lives of animals. It can bring about beneficial changes in the treatment of animals at the hands of humans. At HSHA, we provide ample opportunities to facilitate such learning through services like the Book Buddies Program, guided shelter tours, presentations on responsible pet ownership, lesson plan generation to supplement teachers in their classrooms, and the Animal Exchange Program. Choose the corresponding link in the navigation menu at the top of this website to learn more about each program and service. Please keep in mind that these programs and services are appropriate for all age groups. YOU can change the world by educating yourself!
Please complete the Humane Education Request Form indicating your program of interest. Then, return it to HSHA's Outreach Coordinator, Luke Grubmine at LukeG@humanesocietyhbg.org.
Forms can also be faxed (717-564-1867) or mailed (7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111).
July 27 | Christmas in July Adopt-A-Thon
October 19 | Pittie Party
November 9 | Fur Ball Gala & Auction
December 7 | Holiday Adopt-A-Thon
Note: Cupcake is HSHA’s longest resident. Her adoption fee will be reduced by 50% at our Pittie Party on Saturday, October 19th (11am-3pm at HSHA). She is currently located at Zoomania at Colonial Park Mall.
Sweet cinnamon and brown sugar cupcake with butterscotch frosting and chocolate sprinkles? That's me, a tasty treat of a dog! As you can see, I'm a gorgeous golden brindle girl with unique eyes. In some light they are a pale robin's egg blue, and in other light they are a cool yellow. I'm probably around two years old and I never stop moving! Think of me as a high-energy puppy who is ready for training and exercise. I love to get out and do things, but I'll need some work on my leash manners. I love to play with other dogs, and the right canine pal will help me burn some energy. I do not like cats and cannot live with them. I would do best with kids over 12 and plenty of plushy soft toys to play with.
Note: I am FIV positive, but totally healthy. You can ask the staff about FIV.
There's a cat who lives a life of danger, Everyone he meets, he stays a stranger, With every move he makes, Another chance he takes, Odds are he wont't live to see tomorrow...Secret Agent Cat, Secret Agent Cat, They've given you a number (A419), and taken away your name. That was me, Mystery Man, before someone brought me here to save me from my dangerous life of espionage in their neighborhood. I was starving and smelled food outside at their house, so I followed the clues and found a yummy dinner! The family that lived there fed me every day, since I was very thin and always hungry. It was like being at the Catsino Royale! They did not know my identity, so everyone called me Mystery. One night while on a special mission, I caught my foot on something sharp and sustained a terrible wound on my back paw. Unable to run from my nemesis, Dr. Claw, my cover was blown and I had to give up my life as a super sleuth. There were also several other spy cats in the area who didn't like me treading their turf. So now I am here, hoping to find a new family because I LOVE people and feel very lonely. I'm Tom Cruise handsome, very affectionate, and bond strongly with the humans I meet. I can be boisterous and meow loudly to get attention and head scratches. I like to play with wand toys, but I enjoy sniffing around the playroom, looking for clues as to how I can escape! I adapt well to new situations and roll with the punches, but I have trouble living in a cage, since I was used to wandering on my own for a while. I get along with other cats and am super friendly and outgoing. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come to HSHA right away and meet me. I would really like a loving family and a home where I can explore and continue my quest to save the world from mischief and mayhem! I hope finding a home won't be "Mission Impossible" for me! Please come in to meet the coolest spy cat ever! I'll be a fun, loyal, loving companion...there's no mystery about that!
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