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. 

Latest Stories

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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Veterinary Resource Center: Providing All “Starr” Care

June 3, 2020

A young Rottweiler named Starr, came through the VRC doors in very rough condition. Starr had a severe flea infestation. She was weak and could barely move and wasn’t eating. Upon examination, it was determined she was suffering from flea-bite anemia or critically low red cell count. Read how the VRC helped bring back Starr’s shine!

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Community Caring

May 1, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, the support we have received from you, our community, has been tremendous. From food and toy donations, to adoptions, to over 100 people applying to foster since the crisis began, we are so grateful for your support.

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Two is Better Than One: Foster Kittens Clapton and Vaughan

March 23, 2020

These two kittens were found huddled in an alley in the City of Harrisburg on a cold fall evening, with their mother no where to be found. They weighed only one pound and both had upper respiratory infections and severe eye infections.

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