***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** Unfortunately, our low-cost vaccine clinic scheduled for May 26 at Hamilton Health Center is CANCELLED. Please click here for the location and time of our next clinic. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Christmas will come early this year at the HSHA annual Christmas in July adopt-a-thon.
The event is held to encourage the community to visit HSHA and ease the typical summer overcrowding in the shelter. Each summer, hundreds of homeless pets, especially cats and kittens, find their way to HSHA.The event will be held on July 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and will feature $10 cat adoptions, $20 dog adoptions, cookout, bake sale, affordable pet products, and more.
Volunteers are a vital part of the HSHA team. Without them, we would not be able to perform many of the essential functions at our shelter. HSHA is always looking for dedicated and committed volunteers to assist with the shelter animals and some of the everyday responsibilities of shelter life. Whether you are interested in walking dogs, helping at events, or socializing cats, there is a place for you at HSHA. The animals are waiting for you ... get started today! For more information, click here.
UNDERSTANDING CANINE PARVOVIRUS
By: Charlotte Hassman, Director of Animal Care
Recently, HSHA has seen an increase number of dogs arriving from Harrisburg city infected with the parvovirus. Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral infection that is spread from dog to dog through direct and indirect contact with the feces of an infected dog. Parvovirus (parvo), when contracted by a dog, can be fatal. It can be treated, but the mortality rate is quite high. The good news is that measures can be taken to help prevent your dog from becoming infected with parvo.
To better understand the virus and ways to prevent your family pet from becoming infected, click here to become informed.
Pictured are students from Milton Hershey School (and two of their teachers). Together they volunteered at HSHA by helping to sort, log, and put away donations and make busy buckets for all our dogs! The whole group got a tour of the shelter and followed along as staff handed out the individual buckets to each of the shelter dogs. Their trip to HSHA was for the MHS annual Day of Service- an event where MHS students volunteer at 50+ local organizations to gain a deeper appreciation of the value of community service.
We are currently in need of Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!
Check out HSHA's Amazon Wish List for more specific needs.
We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home. If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.
May 5 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals
May 10-12 | Shelter Buddies Yard Sale
July 21 | Christmas in July
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SECA (State Employees Combined Appeal) – 4401-0027
United Way – 3022