Lost and Found

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area maintains files of owners searching for their pets, as well as files of individuals who report a found animal. Reuniting hundreds of pets with their families each year is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do. Stray pets are held for 48 hours before being eligible to go up for adoption. If you have lost your pet or have found what appears to be an owned but stray animal, please contact HSHA at (717) 564-3320.

If you are alerted that your animal has been found and brought to HSHA, you will be required to pay a redemption fee that is based on the number of days your animal has been at the shelter:

  • REDEMPTION ON THE SAME DAY YOUR PET CAME IN: $20
  • REDEMPTION THE DAY AFTER YOUR PET CAME IN: $54.50
  • ADDITIONAL COST FOR SUBSEQUENT DAYS: $10 per day 

If You Find a Stray Animal

  • File a found report with the Humane Society by calling 717-564-3320.
  • File a found report with your local police.
  • Contact your local municipality for instructions on what to do with the animal.
  • Be cautious when approaching the stray animal.
  • Be careful about bringing the animal into your home, especially if you have your own animals.
  • If the animal has ID tags, contact the owner directly.
  • Get the word out by placing a “found” ad in the newspaper and posting flyers in your community.
  • Check “lost” ads in the newspaper. 


If You Lose Your Pet

  • File a lost report with the Humane Society and with your local police.
  • Get the word out by placing a “lost” ad in the newspaper and posting flyers in your community.
  • Check “found” ads in the newpaper.
  • Call and visit the Humane Society regularly
  • Contact your neighbors and ask them to keep a look out.

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How Can I Help Homeless Animals in My Community Today?

We are currently in need of Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). 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.

Events

Entire Month of February | Glove Drive Campaign
February 12-17 | Shelter Sweethearts Week
February 19-23 | Deep Clean Week

April 15-22 Volunteer Appreciation Week

May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

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