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Every Donation Helps.

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area is funded solely by the community and could not fulfill our mission without the community’s support.   Below are examples of how your dollars can make a difference in the life of a resident and help us build a better community for pets and people. 

Important Note: We have updated our online donation forms to a more user-friendly version! However, if you experience any issues during this transition or have any questions, please email our Director of Marketing & Outreach, Amanda Brunish, at  Thank you for your support! 

Some examples of how your donation can help a resident in need:

Treats for a resident


Toys for a resident


Food for a resident


Medicine for a resident


Vet visit for a resident


Surgery for a resident



The Humane Society’s Guardian Angel program is the opportunity to improve the adoptability for a shelter resident of your choice. Fifty percent of your donation will be applied toward the adoption fee of the animal you select, reducing the price for a prospective adopter. The remaining fifty percent will be applied directly toward the care of this animal while in our shelter.


Sponsoring resident housing at HSHA is a great way to show your support! Sponsorships are a twelve month commitment that can be financed through monthly or a single payment. At the end of the year, Resident Housing sponsorships are renewable as well. Each resident housing sponsor receives an acknowledgement plaque on a resident housing door or window. Sponsoring resident housing shows your dedication and commitment to the homeless animals.



There are many reasons to make donations to a worthy cause. Many people donate in memory of a loved one who lived with a true passion for animals. By making a donation to HSHA in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, you know your donation will go to support the homeless animals of Central Pennsylvania. 



You can also mail a donation to: Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.  Simply use the form below.

Other Ways to Help

Planned Giving

Pet lovers understand stewardship better than most. They know that no matter what else is happening in their lives, our pets will always be by our side with comfort and support. One way pet lovers can make sure they reciprocate that unwavering and uncondiation love is through planned giving for the homeless animals in our communities. One of the easiest ways to support the Humane Society through planned giving is by remembering HSHA in your will. You can designate a specific dollar amount, leave a share of your estate, will a bank account, or leave stock. Simply contact your attorney to include HSHA in your will. Other examples of planned giving include donations through life insurance policies, trusts, annuities and estates. 

Workplace Giving

Do you work for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the federal government? Perhaps you are employed by another organization that participates in workplace giving? If so, consider donating to HSHA through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the State Employees Combined Appeal (SECA), or the United Way. HSHA’s codes for Workplace Giving are:

  • 4401-0027 (SECA)
  • 77697 (CFC)
  • 3022 (United Way)

Also, many employers will match contributions made to charitable organizations. Check with your human resources office about matching programs.

Wish List

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area relies solely on donations of supplies and funding from the community to carry out our mission. Our wish list contains the items that we always need. 


HSHA Donor Privacy Policy

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and supporters. In doing so, we will not sell, trade or share a donor’s name or personal information with any other entity, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

This commitment applies to all information received by the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, both online and offline, on any platform including the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area website, social media and mobile applications, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our commitment to protecting our donors’ personal information, please contact us at  or by writing to:  Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road Harrisburg, PA 17111

Please Note:  Our online adoption applications are currently closed in preparation for the MEGA Adoption Event Saturday, December 9th and Sunday December 10th.  Online adoption applications will be accepted again starting Monday, December 11th.  Learn more about the MEGA Adoption Event: