Pet Bereavement

Welcome to the Healing Haven of HSHA


At the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, we know the special bond that people have with their pets. We understand that the loss of a pet can be one of the most devastating experiences that one you face. It is natural and necessary to grieve when a pet dies, just as you would when any loved one dies. We are here to help with our Healing Haven of HSHA Support Program.  Below you will find resources to assist you and your loved ones during this difficult time.

Healing Haven of HSHA Individual Counseling

To schedule one-on-one counseling or to simply ask a few questions, Ruth Rudderow, a trained pet loss bereavement counselor is available to help.  She can be reached at 717-564-3320 x108 or via email at ruthr@humanesocietyhbg.org.

Some additional information to read:

Am I Ready to Love Again?

Quality of Life Quiz

A special thank you to Ritner Steel for sponsoring this program.

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 paper towelsnon-clumping kitty litter, non-scented clorox bleach, sturdy dog toys, dry kitten chow food 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.

Events

April 23-29 | Volunteer Appreciation Week

May 6 | 5k Run/Walk for the Animals

May 11-13 | Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

July 15 | Christmas in July

Events Calendar

Workplace Giving

CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) – 77697
SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022