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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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HSHA 2022 Award Winners

November 14, 2022

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 2022 Winners.

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Yukio: From Heartworms to Healing Hearts

October 12, 2022

Each October, Subaru celebrates National Make a Dog’s Day in October (this year, it’s October 22nd).  This year, we are highlighting the journey of Yukio whose Christmas Day was “made” when he was brought in to the shelter and ultimately received much needed medical care and most importantly, a home.

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Two Dogs Find Hope at HSHA

August 4, 2022

How it started and how it’s going.  These two dogs came to HSHA in different ways, but both very broken.  But, to see them today, you would have no idea the trauma they have endured.

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Millie Becomes the “Perfect Dog”

March 1, 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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“Secret Santas” Pay for Holiday Adopt-a-Thon Adoption Fees

December 20, 2021

Learn about a group of “Secret Santa’s” who made the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Holiday Adopt-a-Thon extra special!

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Newlyweds Special “Wedding Favor”

December 7, 2021

In lieu of wedding favors, this bride and groom decided to do something very special: they made a monetary donation to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area instead! 

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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.

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.