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Learn about the latest happenings at HSHA as well as helpful tips from our experts to keep your pets healthy and happy!

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Rescued from Filth

January 18, 2024

17 small dogs and puppies are in our care after they were found living in deplorable conditions.

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Double Your 2023 Lifesaving Impact

December 28, 2023

It’s not too late to support the thousands of animals who rely on the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area and double your lifesaving impact. Now through December 31st, all donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000! This means every dollar is immediately doubled to help HSHA rescue, feed, and protect dogs and cats in our community, and bolster vital outreach and education initiatives that promote care and respect for animals everywhere.  

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Home To Home: A Different Approach to Rehoming Your Pet

May 10, 2023

Housing challenges, allergies, not enough time, financial hardship- these are a few of the most common reasons people can no longer keep their pets and we hear their stories daily. We get anywhere from 5-10 calls a day from pet owners who ask to surrender their four-legged family members. That’s about 50 calls per week and 200 calls per month. Add to that approximately 20-30 lost or stray animals per week who are brought in by police officers, animal control officers, and the public. With a record high number of animals needing homes, shelters and rescues across the country are overwhelmed and there’s simply not enough room for everyone.

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Caring for Your Newly Adopted Small Pet

May 11, 2022

Small animals can be a big responsibility, so here are some helpful tips about caring for your new addition. Small animals can include rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, etc.

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Importance of Socializing Puppies and Kittens

April 8, 2022

It was determined that Millie was around 6 months old at the time she was brought to HSHA. Millie entered the HSHA foster program and began a strict re-feed program to help her gain weight back at a healthy pace. She also began learning how to trust, and how to love, thanks to her foster family.

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Should you feed your pet grain-free food?

May 5, 2021

There are a lot of dog and cat foods sold as grain-free with marketing suggesting that feeding no grains is healthier.  This is not true and can, in fact, cause illness for some dogs and cats.  There is no medical or physiologic basis to feed dogs or cats a grain-free diet.

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