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). 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
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.
If 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.
HSHA now provides an in-house dog spay/neuter clinic at our shelter. Cost is $70 for neuters and $85 for spays. Proof of vaccinations must be provided. If proof of vaccination is not provided, vaccines will be administered by HSHA for an additional $10 each. It is strongly recommended that your dog has the bordatella vaccine PRIOR to coming to the clinic. However, if your dog does not have this vaccine and you wish for it to be administered, HSHA can do so for $10. Due to health and safety reasons, pets must be 7 years or younger.
On the day of your appointment, your dog can be dropped off at HSHA between 9-10am. Dogs should be picked up between 4:30-6:30pm the same day. Any dog scheduled for surgery should not be fed after midnight the night before surgery (water is fine).
Microchips may also be administered for $25 upon request.
Limited additional financial assistance may be available courtesy of SNAP.
HSHA provides an in-house general cat spay/neuter clinic at our shelter for both owned and feral cats. Cost is $40 for neuters and $60 for spays. Cats for surgery should be a minimum of 4-5 months of age, and proof of vaccinations (rabies and distemper combination) must be provided. If proof of vaccination is not provided, vaccines will be administered by HSHA for an additional $10. Due to health and safety reasons, pets must be 7 or younger.
On the day of your appointment, your cat can be dropped off at HSHA between 9-10 am. Cats should be picked up between 4:30-6:30pm the same day. Any cat scheduled for surgery should not be fed after midnight the night before surgery (water is fine). Cats coming for surgery will be returned to the carrier they came in – a humane trap or plastic carrier. Cats should not be brought in cardboard carriers.
Please visit the sites of other area organizations with clinic programs:
We are currently in need of peanut butter, sensitive stomach dry cat food, non-clumping kitty litter, sturdy plastic bottles (NOT soda) and cat toys. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!
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.
St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 22
Healing Haven - March 25
Quarterly Volunteer Meeting - March 26
Spring Expo @ Gold's Gym - April 12
Healing Haven - April 22
Lobby Day @ PA Capitol - April 28
5k Walk/Run - May 3
Randi's Race - May 10
Tribeca Salon - May 10
Steelton Veterans Day Parade - May 10
S. Allison Hill Festival - May 10
Benny's Pet Depot Adoptathon - May 17
Petapalooza - June 14
Fun Festival - June 14