Kids Can Help Too

Kids can help too!Some of the biggest animal lovers in our community are kids, and there are lots of ways for kids to get involved in supporting the homeless pets in our area. Any time you help HSHA in this way, when you drop off your donations (from benefit birthdays, donation drives, pennies for pooches, etc), please see someone at the front desk and receive a special "thank you" from the pets. Ideas for kids to get involved with the homeless animals at HSHA include:

  • Fundraisers: HSHA relies on donated funds to help pets and people. Many kids organize fundraisers like lemonade stands and car washes to raise money for the organization. Funds from events like these go a long way for the residents at HSHA.
  • Donation Drives: The pets in our shelter need supplies like toys, paper towels, leashes, collars, and blankets. A fun way to support HSHA is by doing a donation drive in your neighborhood, youth group or school. Ask your friends and family to donate a few items, and soon you'll have lots of items to give to the pets at HSHA! Or start a "Classroom War" (see below).
  • Birthday Benefits: Birthdays only come once a year, so it's important to make sure they are special. Many kids choose to ask their friends to bring donations for HSHA to their birthday party instead of bringing gifts. It's a great way to help the animals and have a memorable and meaningful birthday party.
  • Pennies for Pooches: Get your school to support HSHA by starting a Pennies for Pooches campaign! During the campaign, classrooms collect spare change for the animals at HSHA. The classroom that earns the most can boast they are the biggest animal lovers in the school! Funds raised will help HSHA purchase items like food and treats for the animals.
  • Classroom Wars: Help out HSHA residents by collecting donations. Make it even more fun by competing against your fellow students – it’s Classroom Wars! The classroom that collects the most donations will win a visit with one or more of the residents at HSHA!
  • Be A Responsible Pet Owner: One of the biggest ways in which kids can help is by being responsible pet owners! Spay and neuter your pets – this will cut down on pet over-population and the amount of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats that go to shelters every single day. By breeding your dog or cat, you are only adding to the over-population of animals that end up at shelters and thus, the amount of animals that must be euthanized each day in shelters across the U.S. Be a part of the solution – not the problem!
  • The Big Picture: Write to your local legislators to improve animal protection laws and stiffen punishments for cruelty to animals. You can find out who your local legislators are at www.humaneinpa.org. You may also view what the current Pennsylvania animal laws are at this website. There are a lot of improvements to be made in Pennsylvania regarding animal protection. Below are examples of two topics you can choose to address: 1. Puppy Mills – Lancaster, PA has been coined the U.S. Eastern Capital of Puppy Mills. If everyone stops buying from puppy mills, including pet stores, these kennels will be forced to shut down. Write to your local legislators to shut-down these puppy producing factories. 2. Breed Specific Legislation – many states are considering a bill that forces owners of Pit Bull breed dogs to surrender their friendly and loving pets to be put down within a determined period of time. Breed Specific Legislation is discrimination. “Punish the deed, not the breed.” Write to your local legislators to stop Breed Specific Legislation in Pennsylvania.

Resource Library

Want more information about caring for pets? Visit HSHA's resource library for a wealth of downloadable information!

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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

Cupcake

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/cupcake-44678905/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

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.

 

Mystery Man

My Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/mystery-man-45412742/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

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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