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Harrisburg, PA (August 6th, 2022) –Monday, September 12th thru Saturday, September 17th, the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) is encouraging adopters to think about adding two cats to their family, not just one.  During this adoption special, anyone who adopts two cats/kittens, will only pay one adoption fee.

“Cats are social creatures and often get misrepresented as loners,” said Amanda Brunish, Director of Marketing & Outreach. “Most cats enjoy being with other cats, so we want to encourage people to consider looking at adopting two at once.”

There are several benefits to having a multi-cat household.  According to, two cats can provide each other with exercise, social interaction, mental stimulation, and are less likely to be destructive on engage in other problematic behavior.

For anyone interested in the BOGO Adoption Special, they can visit the shelter the week of September 12th or see the adoptable cats available online at

If a potential adopter isn’t sure which two cats to adopt, HSHA has provided several helpful tips:

  • Most kittens are going to do well together because they are young and still developing
  • With adult cats, look for the “Good in a Home with Other Cats” notation on their cat condo or Petfinder profile. And, upon approval of your application, HSHA will behavior test your two choices together to make sure they are a good fit!
  • The HSHA Adoption and Behavior Teams are available to help answer questions

Despite lowered adoption fees, the adoption process and requirements will remain the same. Potential adopters will need to fill out an application and be approved by our Adoption Center Team before a Meet & Greet is scheduled.

About HSHA: The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better community for pets and people through compassion, protection, education and collaboration.  HSHA accepts homeless animals regardless of their breed, age, medical condition, or behavioral condition.  However, HSHA does not euthanize adoptable animals due to lack of space or length of stay.  The shelter assists over 10,000 animals a year through its residential care and adoption program, low-cost veterinary clinics and Veterinary Resource Center, pet food programs, and counseling services.  Learn more at