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News Releases

Executive Director Amy Kaunas Selected as a 2023 Women of Influence Honoree by Central Penn Business Journal

May 10, 2023

Central Penn Business Journal has selected Amy Kaunas, Executive Director, Humane Society of Harrisburg Area) as a 2023 Women of Influence honoree.Women of Influence honors high-achieving women for their career accomplishments. These women are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to mentoring. The honorees were selected by the publisher and editors of the Central Penn Business Journal.

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Press Release: March Muttness Virtual Tournament for animal shelters begins!

February 28, 2023

March has arrived and so has the start of March Muttness 2023! This bracket-style tournament includes dozens of teams, or shelters, from across the country and will benefit homeless pets from Hawaii to New England. March 1 marks the start of Round One: All Tails In.  Humane Society of Harrisburg Area is participating in March Muttness for the first time.

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Press Release: The Penguin Plunge Supports Homeless Animals in Central PA

December 28, 2022

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) invites the community to take the plunge for homeless pets at the 2023 Penguin Plunge on Sunday, 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 of the Susquehanna River or to cheer on the “Plungers.”   

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Media Alert: BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsor’s Reduce Adoption Fees for “Empty the Shelters” Holiday Adopt-a-Thon Event at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area

November 25, 2022

Every winter, the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) hosts a special adoption event in hopes of getting as many homeless animals as possible a home for the holidays. HSHA is one of more than 275 participating shelters across the country joining the BISSELL Pet Foundation this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event”, in this lifesaving effort to take deserving pets from kennels to the couches of loving homes.

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Media Alert: CAToberfest

October 21, 2022

Join the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area for a special adoption event: CAToberfest. During this event, any application received and approved from October 24th through October 29th for adoption of a black, tortie, torbie, orange, or “ghostly” (all-white) cat will get the scary low adoption fee discount of 50% off. This includes spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccines, and microchip!

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Media Alert: The Pittie Party Celebrates an Often Misunderstood Breed

October 12, 2022

Pitbulls make up a large percentage of HSHA’s adoptable dog population so, we invite all animal lovers (and their leashed canine pals of all breeds) each year to join us for a free, fun-filled day celebrating breed equality: the Pittie Party! 

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Please note HSHA is closed Monday, February 20th thru Friday, February 24th for our annual deep cleaning and staff continuing education. We return to normal hours on Saturday, February 25th.

Effective Monday, June 5th we will be modifying our public walk-though hours to 11am-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  We will be open by appointment only from 4pm-7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

We will be closing at 3pm on Saturday, December 31st for New Years Eve. Thank you and Happy Holidays. Be sure to join us at the Penguin Plunge on City Island Sunday, January 1st starting at 10am.