Low-Cost & Voucher Clinics

Vaccination & Microchip Clinics (for dogs and cats)

HSHA offers low-cost clinics to the public throughout the year. These clinics are generally held on Saturdays from 9am-11am, with some exceptions for HSHA events. Clinics are on a walk-in basis.  Cash, Visa, or Mastercard accepted at clinics (checks not accepted).  Clinic dates and locations can be found on our Events Calendar.  Please CLICK ON THE LINK in the calendar to find our where the clinic is being held as the location changes week to week.

The following services are available at each clinic:


Distemper (small dogs under 25 lbs) - $10

Distemper (large dogs over 25 lbs.) - $10

Bordetella (kennel cough) - $10

Lyme - $15

Canine Influenza - $15


Distemper - $10

Both species:

Rabies - $10

Deworming - $10

Microchipping - $25

Rabies and Distemper are the two vaccines – regardless of species – that we consider necessary.

Our recommended administration of vaccines is as follows:


Distemper - yearly

Rabies – yearly

Dogs: Distemper - yearly (regardless of whether or not it is “small” dog or “large”)

Rabies – yearly

Bordetella – yearly, recommended if the dog will be spending time around other “stranger” dogs or boarding

Canine Influenza – yearly, recommended if the dog will be spending time around “stranger” dogs, boarding, or if it is recommended by their veterinarian for other reasons

Lyme – yearly, recommended if the dog will be spending time outdoors in tall grass, wooded areas…

It is important to understand that the first time the Flu and Lyme vaccines are administered, they must be boosted 2-4 weeks after the initial vaccine. After the booster, the vaccine can be administered yearly.

Clinic for Holders of Free Municipality Vouchers 

ASPCAIf you have received a voucher from your local municipality for a free spay or neuter for a FERAL CAT or a PIT BULL DOG, please call HSHA according to the following instructions to make an appointment. Please bring the voucher and a valid driver's license with you at the time of your appointment.

FOR FERAL CAT VOUCHER APPOINTMENTS: Call HSHA at 717-564-3320 and select option "2" when the message prompts you to do so. 

FOR OWNED PIT BULL DOGS: Call HSHA at 717-564-3320 and select option "2" when the message prompts you to do so.

This clinic made possible in part by a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Local organization PAWS also accepts HSHA TNR vouchers and conducts some free services at its high-volume clinics held monthly at the Swatara Township Municipal Complex at 599 Eisenhower Boulevard in Harrisburg. Services are provided by appointment only. For information about the clinics and to make an appointment using a HSHA voucher, go to www.pawsofpa.org and click on "Spay Neuter Clinics for Unowned, Stray, Barn, Feral, Free Roaming Cats" or call 717-957-8122, Box #3 and leave a message with your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

Spay/Neuter Clinic

HSHA provides a spay/neuter clinic for owned cats and dogs at our shelter.

Pricing for our clinic surgeries is:

Cat Neuter


Cat Spay


Dog Neuter (up to 50 lbs.)


Dog Neuter (51-75 lbs.)


Dog Neuter (76-100 lbs.)


Dog Neuter (101 lbs. and over)

Additional $25 per each additional 25 lbs.

Dog Spay (up to 50 lbs.)


Dog Spay (51-75 lbs.)


Dog Spay (76-100 lbs.)


Dog Spay (101 lbs. and over)

Additional $25 per each additional 25 lbs.

If you cannot provide proof your pet’s vaccines are up-to-date, they will be administered for $10 per rabies vaccine and distemper combination vaccine.

Scheduling an appointment can be done over the phone, or via email.  Our scheduling coordinator can be reached at:  717-564-3320 Ext. 111 or scheduling@humanesocietyhbg.org.

Our spay/neuter clinic is very popular and we receive a high volume of phone calls and emails every day.  Please be patient, as it can be several days until you will receive a response.  (Messages are not generally picked up, or responded to, on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays.)

To schedule an appointment, your pet:

  • Should be in good health
  • Should not be overweight
  • Should be at least 4 months old
  • Should not be any older than 5 years old (some larger breed dogs will need to be younger than 5 – just ask at the time you schedule your appointment)
  • (If a male) should have two testicles that can be felt upon examination

When you schedule the appointment, you will be asked for a $25 deposit to hold your appointment.  The $25 will go toward the cost of surgery.  Should you not show up for your appointment – or not cancel your appointment within 48 hours of the scheduled date– the deposit will NOT be refunded.  A new deposit will need to be collected if you wish to reschedule.  We will do our best to schedule your pet’s surgery with the earliest appointment possible, but the wait can be several weeks.

Pre-operative blood work can be performed and is recommended, although not required (unless your pet is 5 years old). The cost for this is $50 and will be run prior to your pet’s surgery.  Pre-operative blood work may uncover an underlying condition that could cause complications during surgery.

On the day of surgery, bring your pet to the Intake Center/Clinic entrance (located at the back of our building) between 8:30 – 9:30 AM.  Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash, and cats must be in a hard-sided carrier.  Please allow yourself enough time to fill out the necessary paperwork.  Remember to bring proof of vaccination if your pet is current on vaccines.  Your pet will be able to be picked up to go home the same day.   When you schedule your appointment, you will be asked to schedule a pick up time between 4:30 – 6:30 PM.  Please allow time to go over post-surgical instructions.

Please visit the sites of other area organizations with clinic programs:

Donate to Humane Society of HarrisburgAdopt a pet from the Humane Society of Harrisburg
Report Cruelty

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.


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