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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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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HSHA 2021 Award Winners

November 9, 2021

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 2021 Winners.

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UPDATE Local Boy Scout Performs Service Project At HSHA

August 3, 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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UPDATE on Kino: From Foster Story to Adoption Story!

July 27, 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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