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.


Pittie Party

October 16th, 2021
Vendors, prizes, costume contest, 50% adoptable pitties, and more!


October 25th-30th, 2021
Receive a SPOOKTACULAR adoption rate discount on black, tortie, torbie, and orange cats!

Virtual Fur Ball Gala

November 6th, 2021
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.

Virtual Holiday Adopt-a-Thon

December 4th, 2021
Help our residents find a home for the holidays!  This event includes reduced adoption rates for all adoptable residents!

Penguin Plunge

January 1, 2022
A New Year’s Day tradition, hundreds of Central PA residents jump into the icy cold Susquehanna River to support homeless animals.  

Shelter Sweetheart Week

February 8th-13th, 2021
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!

Glove Drive Campaign

All February
Each year, HSHA uses 300,000 latex, vinyl or nitrite gloves to clean, medicate and care for thousands of homeless animals. The Glove Drive aims to provide as much of our annual glove need as possible.

Shelter Buddies Yard Sale

May 1st, 2021
Join Shelter Buddies, a group of HSHA supporters that host fundraising events throughout the year, for a yard sale.

Virtual GLOW 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

June 6th-12th, 2021
Fun for the whole family!

Christmas in July Adopt-a-Thon

July 24th, 2021
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!

Shelter Buddies Bingo

Dates TBD
Join the HSHA’s Shelter Buddies for a rousing afternoon of Gift Basket Bingo AND to help the homeless animals!

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