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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.


Pittie Party

October 21st, 2023
Vendors, prizes, costume contest, reduced adoption rates on pitties, and more!


October 30th – November 4th, 2023
Receive a SPOOKTACULAR adoption rate discount on black, tortie, torbie, and orange cats!

Shelter Buddies Fall Yard Sale

October TBD, 2023
Join the HSHA’s Shelter Buddies for their Fall Yard Sale!

Fur Ball Gala & Auction

November 18th, 2023
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 2nd, 2023
Help our residents find a home for the holidays!  This event includes reduced adoption rates for all adoptable residents!

Penguin Plunge

January 1, 2024
A New Year’s Day tradition, hundreds of Central PA residents jump into the icy cold Susquehanna River to support homeless animals.  

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 Sweetheart Week

February 13th-18th, 2023
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

March 1st – 31st
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

May 11-12, 2023
Join Shelter Buddies, a group of HSHA supporters that host fundraising events throughout the year, for a yard sale.


June 17th, 2023
Join us for a musical festival and so much more!

Christmas in July Adopt-a-Thon

July 21st and 22nd, 2023
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!