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Christmas in July Adopt-a-Thon

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023
Public Visiting Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm

Any approved adoption application received between 10:00am-7:00pm this day is eligible for the discount!


Christmas will come early this year at the HSHA annual Christmas in July Adopt-a-Thon! 

This event features reduced adoption rates of $20 for dogs and $10 for cats/kittens and critters. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, and flea treatment.  

This year, you can enjoy the Adopt-a-Thon from the comfort of your couch or stop by to see the pets available – either option gets you the same discount, and all applications are timestamped and viewed in the order they are received (both online and paper applications).

All available pets will be on our Adoptable Pets page and updated throughout the event.  Also check out our Facebook page for live updates!

Despite lowered adoption fees, the adoption process and requirements will remain the same. Potential adopters will need to fill out an application and be approved by our Adoption Center Team before a Meet & Greet is scheduled.  Please note that this means that there will be no visitation with animals during public hours.

Helpful tip:  to help adoption application processing to go faster, please have vaccination records for your current pets ready.

Christmas in July is held in an effort to encourage the community to consider adoption and ease typical summer overcrowding in the shelter.  Each summer, hundreds of homeless pets, especially cats and kittens, find their way to HSHA.

This event is a prime opportunity to give a deserving homeless pet a loving new home and a second chance.

For more information contact: Shannon McKenzie, Adoption Center Team Leader, or 717-564-3320 ext. 105.


Please note HSHA is closed Monday, February 20th thru Friday, February 24th for our annual deep cleaning and staff continuing education. We return to normal hours on Saturday, February 25th.

Effective Monday, June 5th we will be modifying our public walk-though hours to 11am-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  We will be open by appointment only from 4pm-7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

We will be closing at 3pm on Saturday, December 31st for New Years Eve. Thank you and Happy Holidays. Be sure to join us at the Penguin Plunge on City Island Sunday, January 1st starting at 10am.