Low-Cost & Voucher Clinics

Vaccination Clinics (for dogs and cats)

INFORMATION:

HSHA offers low-cost clinics to the public two to three times a month on an annual basis. These clinics are generally hosted at the Shelter's Intake Center on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply to accommodate HSHA's special events. Service is based on a first come, first served walk-in basis. Acceptable payment includes Cash, Visa, or Mastercard (checks are not accepted). Clinic dates and locations can be found on our Events Calendar


VACCINES AVAILABLE:

Dog:

Rabies (1 year) - $10

Distemper (DHPP) (1 year) - $10

Distemper with Lepto (DHLPP) (1 year) - $10

Bordetella (kennel cough) (1 year) - $10

Lyme (1 year) - $15 (This vaccine will only be available while supplies last.)

Canine Influenza (Bivalent) (1 year)- $15

Cat:

Rabies (1 year)- $10

FVRCP (1 year) - $10


CORE VACCINE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Dogs should always stay up to date on these vaccinations: Rabies and DHPP (‘distemper’)

Cats should always stay up to date on these vaccinations: Rabies and FVRCP

The remaining vaccines are considered ‘ELECTIVE’ based on the animal’s lifestyle and possible disease exposure (ex: If your dog attends doggy daycare or gets groomed frequently, we recommend Bordetella and Canine Influenza vaccines). It is important to understand that the first time the DHPP, DHLPP, Flu, Lyme and FVRCP and Lepto vaccines are administered, they must be boosted 2-4 weeks after the initial vaccine. After the booster, the vaccine can be administered yearly in ADULT animals. Puppies and kittens must be boosted with DHPP and FVRCP every 2-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. (Note: the veterinarian may recommend the final booster be given at 18-20 depending on the animal/breed).


The paperwork you receive at any of HSHA's low-cost clinics, is your official medical record and proof of vaccination. If you lose this paperwork or require copies of the records, you must request them by contacting HSHA's Clinic Coordinator at BrooklynB@humanesocietyhbg.org. There is a 72 hour processing period and a $15 fee will apply for each duplicate or copy.


Clinic for Holders of Free Municipality Vouchers 

ASPCAINSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE WITH VOUCHERS:

If you have received a voucher from your local municipality for a free spay or neuter for a feral cat or 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.

FERAL CAT APPOINTMENTS:

  • Call HSHA at 717-564-3320 and select option "2." 
  • PLEASE NOTE:  FERAL CATS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN A FERAL CAT TRAP. 
  • For the safety of the animal and our staff, any cats arriving in cat carriers will be turned away. 
  • ALL feral cats receiving surgery through our feral cat TNR program will have their left ear tipped and a spay/neuter tattoo placed.

OWNED PIT BULL DOG APPOINTMENTS:

  • Call HSHA at 717-564-3320 and select option "2." 
  • PIT BULL S/N VOUCHERS ARE ONLY VALID FOR RESIDENTS OF HARRISBURG CITY

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

The Local organization PAWS, also accepts HSHA's TNR vouchers and conducts some free services at its high-volume clinics held monthly at the Swatara Township Municipal Complex (599 Eisenhower Boulevard, 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:

Cat Neuter

$45

Cat Spay

$65

Dog Neuter (up to 50 lbs.)

$70

Dog Neuter (51-75 lbs.)

$85

Dog Neuter (76-100 lbs.)

$100

Dog Neuter (101 lbs. and over)

Additional $25 per each additional 25 lbs.

Dog Spay (up to 50 lbs.)

$95

Dog Spay (51-75 lbs.)

$115

Dog Spay (76-100 lbs.)

$150

Dog Spay (101 lbs. and over)

Additional $25 per each additional 25 lbs.

**Please note: We do not spay/neuter small animals such as rabbits.  We also do NOT spay/neuter certain *high risk* breeds such as Dobermans and brachycephalic breeds such as English or French bulldogs, Pugs and Persian cats.


ADDITIONAL SERVICES:
These are only available during your pet's surgical appointment.

Dewormer

Price Varies

Live Flea Treatment (Capstar & Revolution)

$15

Regular Flea Treament (Revolution)

$10

24 Hour Pet Watch/Home Again Microchip

$26.50

IDEXX Parvo Test

$16

IDEXX 4DX Test
Tests for heartworm and tick born diseases.

$15

IDEXX Triple Snap Test
Tests for heartworm, FIV, and FeLV

$20

IDEXX Giardia

$10

Pre-Surgical Prep Panel (CBC/Chem) - Basic blood work

$30

Full Complete Panel (CBC/Chem/Electrolyte) - Complete blood work. **Required for pets 4 years old and older.**

$45

Fluids

$10

Deciduous Tooth Removal (baby teeth)

$10

Ear Cleaning

$5

Ear Mite Check

$5

Microscopic Ear/Blood Smear

$15

Fecal Exam

$10

Nail Trim

$10


ADDITIONAL FEES:

  • If your female is in the early stages of pregnancy or in heat, you will be charged an additional fee along with a high risk surgical waiver.
  • If your male pet’s testical(s) have not descended the veterinarian will decide if surgery is appropriate based on an exam. Should surgery be available, you will be charged an additional fee along with a high risk surgical waiver.
  • If HSHA’s medical team experiences extreme aggression from your pet during their visit, an additional fee and waiver will be required for the safety of both the staff and your pet. Handling an aggressive animal requires additional medication and safety precautions.

PROOF OF VACCINES:

Proof of vaccination is required at the time of your pet's appointment. Even if you attended a one of HSHA's vaccine clinics, you must have the paperwork with you documenting which vaccines your pet received. Please note that a rabies tag is not sufficient proof of vaccination. If you cannot provide proof your pet’s vaccines are up-to-date, they will be administered for $10 per rabies vaccines and distemper combination vaccine.

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!

Scheduling an appointment can be done over the phone, or via email.  HSHA's Clinic 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.) In addition, please note that we are often scheduling surgeries for dogs 4-5 months and cats 2-3 months into the future. 

SURGICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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
  • If your female dog is in heat, we recommend postponing the surgery until 8-10 weeks after the last signs of heat. If you would still like to proceed with the surgery you will be required to sign a high risk surgical waiver.

PAYMENT INFORMATION & PROCESS:

Deposit

When you schedule an appointment, a $25 non-refundable deposit for each animal is required to hold your appointment. No exceptions will be made. The $25 will go toward the cost of surgery. If you do not show up for your appointment or do not cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled date, the deposit will NOT be refunded. A new deposit will be collected if you wish to reschedule or you may be asked to pay in full. HSHA's staff will do their best to schedule your pet’s surgery with the next available appointment, but the wait can be long. Typically, an appointment will be scheduled several weeks in advance, but during busier times of the year we might have to schedule your pet's surgery a few months into the future.


PRE-OPERATIVE BLOOD WORK:

Pre-operative blood work can be performed and is highly recommended, although not required (unless your pet is 4 years old or older). It may uncover an underlying condition that could cause complications during surgery. Blood work provides a basic health pre-anesthetic evaluation and tests minimal values for baselines of young healthy patients. It provides important information regarding body systems for patients being hospitalized, monitored, and undergoing treatment. The cost for this service is $50 and payment will be processed one week prior to your pet's surgery. 


THE DAY OF SURGERY:

For all animals having surgery- cats and dogs- give NO FOOD AFTER 9 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY. Water is ok up until you leave the house on the day of 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 a.m. 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 ready 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.


OFFICAL MEDICAL RECORDS:

The paperwork you receive at any of HSHA's low-cost clinics, is your official medical record and proof of vaccination. If you lose this paperwork or require copies of the records, you must request them by contacting HSHA's Clinic Cordinator at BrooklynB@humanesocietyhbg.org. There is a 72 hour processing period and a $15 fee will apply for each duplicate or copy.


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Please note: prices are subject to change based on your pet's weight and the availability of products/supplies.

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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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