Job Openings

Vet Assistant

The Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area is in need of highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant to join their committed team! The general purpose of a Veterinary Assistant’s job is to assist the Veterinarian in all aspects of veterinary care (i.e., surgery, intensive care, pre- and post-operative care, emergency care, restraint and treatment).


    • Driver's license required.
    • Must have excellent customer service skills and computer skills.
    • This is a part-time position.  We encourage dedication and flexibility.
    • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to or mail to 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Part Time Barn Staff

Permanent part-time weekend and weekday barn help needed to provide basic horse care; feeding, turn out and stall cleaning. Opportunities for riding and training available for the right candidate.  
Flexible hours and schedule available. Not accepting seasonal workers. Pay rate based on experience.

***Please note this position is at our Perry County facility*** 

Applications and resumes can be emailed to

Animal Care Taker (Kennel Staff)

This position is part-time, 2 to 4 eight-hour days per week. It is a physical job that requires dedication to the wellbeing of the animals that live at our facility. Members of our Kennel Staff team play a vital role in the care of each animal. The position is very rewarding. The job involves heavy cleaning and handling all types of domestic animals. Must be a team player, willing to get dirty, and be comfortable around animals. Occasional mandatory overtime.

Applications and resumes can be emailed to

Please submit the following two forms when applying at HSHA:

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of soft training treats (made in USA), Busy Bones, sensitive stomach cat food, peanut butter, unscented bleach, liquid laundry detergent, Dawn dishwashing detergent, Clorox wipes, waterless shampoo, kitten milk replacer, and paper towels. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

Check out HSHA's Amazon Wish List for more specific needs.

We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


December 2 | Holiday Open House & Adopt-A-Thon

January 1 | Penguin Plunge

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SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
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