It takes a lot of helping hands and hearts to fulfill HSHA’s mission to build a better community for pets and people.  Learn more through the eyes of staff, volunteers, adopters, and more. 

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Testimonial: Great Care for Senior Cats

June 7, 2021

Dr. Noelle Weeks has provided kind, caring, and excellent vet care for all my cats and at a much more affordable cost than elsewhere. These sweet faces deserve the best veterinary care possible, and we’ve found that at the Veterinary Resource Center.

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Testimonial: Max Gets Happy and Healthy with Help from the Veterinary Resource Center!

June 7, 2021

I am so happy I found this place. I have never had such great customer service. They truly do care about the animal’s and the prices can’t be beat. Max is doing great.

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A Foster Story: Kino Comes to HSHA to find Foster Family and Heartworm Treatment

April 12, 2021

Heartworm disease in dogs is very serious. It can cause damage to the heart, lungs and arteries and can even result in death. Kino is one of the unlucky ones. He was diagnosed with heartworm disease at the young age of 2. Unfortunately, his family could not afford the treatment and surrendered him to the SPCA of Luzerne County located in Wilkes-Barre. The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area drove to Luzerne and brought back several dogs, including Kino, to help use our resources to get Kino the best foster home as quickly as possible.

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Local Boy Scout To Perform Service Project At HSHA

January 18, 2021

Recently, the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) received a call from a young man inquiring about the possibility of performing a service project that would benefit our shelter. Service to others is an important aspect of the Scouting movement. Morgan has chosen to help us here at the shelter by constructing a shed on site that will provide additional much needed storage.

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Pet Food Bank: Innovation & Partnership

January 7, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, HSHA wanted to make the pet food bank as accessible as possible, ensuring it was available to anyone struggling, including those who may have lost income due to COVID.

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HSHA 2020 Award Winners

December 2, 2020

Each year HSHA recognizes several key individuals that have truly exemplified and embodied the organization’s mission, to build a better community for pets and people. Congratulations to our 2020 Winners.

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