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 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: $30 (as of September 2018)
  • 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

  • To file a lost report with the Humane Society, click here to complete a Lost & Found Report. Then, email the completed form with photographs of your missing animal to lostandfound@humanesocietyhbg.org. You will recieve confirmation that your report has been filed.
  • File a lost found report with your local police station.
  • 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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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

Benaiah (Rooney)

https://www.petfinder.com/dog/benaiah-rooney-44180536/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

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.

Chantey 

https://www.petfinder.com/cat/chantey-45192764/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

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!"

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