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Annual Events

The mission of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. is to build a better community for pets and people through compassion, protection, education, and collaboration.


Shelter Sweetheart Week

February 12th-17th, 2024
All Valentine’s Day Week, pet adoptions are half off.  This is the perfect time to experience the unconditional love of a new pet and adopt a new furry Valentine!

Kitten Shower Supply Drive

All March
We are gearing up for Kitten Season and need your help! Hundreds of kittens end up homeless and in our shelter each year. The highest volume arrives in the Spring and we are getting ready!

Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

Join Shelter Buddies, a group of HSHA supporters that host fundraising events throughout the year, for a yard sale.

GLOW 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

May 4th, 2024
Join us for a 5k where the animals will shine!

Christmas in July Adopt-a-Thon

July 20th, 2024
With reduced adoption rates during our busiest time of the year, it really will be Christmas in July when you find the right pet just for you!

Pittie Party

October 19th, 2024
Vendors, prizes, costume contest, reduced adoption rates on pitties, and more!


October 21st – 26th, 2024
Receive a SPOOKTACULAR adoption rate discount on black, tortie, torbie, and orange cats!

Fur Ball Gala & Auction

November 2nd, 2024
HSHA’s signature annual event, the Fur Ball Gala caters to our most passionate supporters and raises vital funds to help HSHA continue our mission.

MEGA Holiday Adopt-a-Thon

December 7th – 8th, 2024
Help our residents find a home for the holidays!  This event includes reduced adoption rates for all adoptable residents!

Penguin Plunge

January 1st, 2025
A New Year’s Day tradition, hundreds of Central PA residents jump into the icy cold Susquehanna River to support homeless animals.