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Media Alert: Get Groovy at Poochella, a New Fundraising Event for the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area

May 2, 2022

Break out your tie-dye, bell bottoms, and flower crowns, and join us for a one-of-a-kind music festival located right at our shelter! The event features performances by local musicians, groovy activities for both humans and dogs, food, raffles, and lots of other fun.  Cost is pay by donation (with a suggested minimum donation of $10 per person)!

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Media Alert: Love is in the Air at HSHA Shelter Sweetheart Week

February 8, 2022

he Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) believes that true Valentine’s Day sweethearts have fur and more than two legs. That’s why community members are invited to find their true love during HSHA’s annual Shelter Sweetheart Week. During the event, the adoption fees of some of our most lovable residents will be cut in half.  Our adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip and basic vaccines!

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Media Alert: HSHA Holds Annual Glove Drive

February 8, 2022

Each February, HSHA conducts its Annual Glove Drive.  HSHA asks the community to donate gloves, make a monetary donation, or simply spread the word of the shelter’s need for surgical gloves. 

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Press Release: The Penguin Plunge Celebrates 25 Years in Style

December 27, 2021

Harrisburg, PA – The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) invites the community to take the plunge for homeless pets at the 2022 Penguin Plunge on Saturday, January 1st at Noon (registration starts at 10:00am) on the beach at City Island.   Hundreds are expected to be in attendance, either to jump into the icy waters […]

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Media Alert: Help Pets Find a Home for the Holidays at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area’s Holiday Adopt-a-Thon

December 1, 2021

Help Pets Find a Home for the Holidays at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area’s Holiday Adopt-a-Thon What:  Give the gift of a “fur-ever” home this holiday season. HSHA’s annual Holiday Adopt-a-Thon features a reduced adoption rate of $20 for all dogs and $10 for cats, kittens and critters.  The reduced adoption rate still includes […]

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Press Release: Receive a Free Rabies Vaccine For Your Pet on World Rabies Day

September 13, 2021

September 28th marks World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about rabies and bring partners together to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide.  On Tuesday, September 28th the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area will be partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Merck Animal Health to provide a […]

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