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
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.
HSHA is now offering humane traps for rent to assist with the trapping of feral cats for the Trap-Neuter-Return program. We will require a $60 credit card deposit per trap. Once the trap is returned the $60 fee will be refunded to your credit card. Traps will be available on a first come first serve basis and can be picked up any time during normal business hours. Traps are asked to be returned within 7 days. If an extension is needed please notify staff.
To schedule an appointment, please call 564-3320, x111 and follow the prompts. Leave your name, phone number, desired clinic day, and whether the cat needs to be spayed (female) or neutered (male). You may also schedule an appointment by emailing Meg Shoeman at email@example.com. Please note that there is a $25 deposit required to schedule an appointment. The deposit will go towards the cost of surgery. If you do not call to cancel prior to the date of the appointment, or fail to show up for the appointment, the deposit will not be returned. If a new appointment is scheduled, a new deposit will be required and will go towards the cost of the surgery.
Please visit the sites of other area organizations with clinic programs:
We are currently in need of peanut butter, paper towels, 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.
Penguin Plunge - January 1
Glove Drive Kick Off - February 3
Shelter Sweetheart Week - February 9 through 14
Shelter Closed - February 16 through 20