Celebrate your fellow animal advocates, together we can do more

By Leann Quire, director of Shelter Operations, Humane Pennsylvania

Last week, Deb Dreisbach won the American Red Cross Animal Rescue Hero award.

We want to take the time to congratulate this beautiful person who has helped our organization to save numerous lives, and is continuing to save more and more lives in our community.


ICYMI: Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading open house May 1

Join us at the Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading for our open house. We’ve expanded our veterinary facilities to increase access to the high-quality, affordable veterinary care we provide our community.

Come tour the hospital from 5 to 7 p.m., May 1, 2019, and learn about our expanded services, connect with local community leaders and enjoy light refreshments.

Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading is located at 1729 N. 11th St., Reading.

I’ll be there! Maybe I can’t make it

All aboard the Dogwarts Express

We are excited to welcome patrons, supporters, volunteers and guests to enter the wizarding world of Harry Pawter this Saturday.

We look forward to sharing the magic of this one-of-a-kind evening with you as we don our finest Harry Potter attire, enjoy delicious fare – including Yuengling’s Butter Beer Ice Cream – and enthusiastically place our bids to raise vital funds to save thousands of homeless, abused and neglected animals throughout our community.

See you at the historic Santander Performing Arts Center this Saturday. Mischief begins at 5:30 p.m.

Live Auction Sneak Peek

Free adoption event

Celebrating national Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day

In celebration of National Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day Tuesday, April 30, 2019, we we will be holding free adoption events at the Humane League of Lancaster County and the Humane Society of Berks County beginning Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, April 30.

National Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet Day was created to raise awareness for the millions of animals waiting for their forever homes in shelters across the country.

During the adoption event, all pet adoption fees will be waived, making welcoming a new family member into your hearts even easier.

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Art for Arf’s Sake

Contributing Artist Spotlight: Tim Riegel

There would be no Art for Arf’s Sake without the incredible artwork donated by renowned local artists and makers.

Today we want to highlight one of our contributing artists, Tim Riegel. His passion for drawing and painting started in grade school and has grown stronger ever since. Tim was always sketching outside direct from nature and took Saturday and evening classes at the Wyomissing Art Institute to hone his talents.

Wildlife, nature and rural landscapes with barns and farms have always fascinated him and has inspired him to paint.

Growing up, Tim spent a lot of time on his grandparent’s farm in Berks County and cabin in rural Potter County. Both places were great inspiration to sketch and photograph ideas for paintings.

For Tim, the joy of completing a painting or mural that people can enjoy is truly rewarding. To see the reaction of little kids especially, when they see a big wall painted with scenery is a personal satisfaction money can’t buy.

Thank you Tim for sharing your talents and passion with us. The funds raised from the sale of your donated piece will directly provide vital resources and care for homeless, abused, abandoned, and neglected animals in our community.

Remember folks, the art auction is less than two weeks away. Grab your Art for Arf’s Sake Auction tickets today and help save animals with art.

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Meet Harry Pawter and join our cast of characters

Our Art for Arf’s Sake auction world is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Held in the historic Santander Performing Arts Center, the gilded columns and ornate tapestries provide a magical atmosphere for this event.

Our art auction is a lively and festive evening where guests enjoy the opportunity to indulge in the theme, dress as their favorite characters, and bid on one-of-a-kind pieces from traditional paintings to unique works from renowned artists. All while providing support for the animals we serve.

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Art for Arf’s Sake Auction

We solemnly swear this year’s Art for Arf’s Sake Auction will be one to remember as our 2019 art auction theme is Harry Pawter.

We welcome patrons, supporters, volunteers, and guests to enter this wizarding world and join us Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Get your tickets now and show your support for the animals of Humane Pennsylvania.

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St. Catty’s Day: all cats $17

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, cats included. That’s why we are happy to share we will be offering St. Catty’s Day – an Adoption Event at both HLLC and HSBC shelters.

Every March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with parades, parties, a lot of green, and we are hoping a lot of cat adoptions.

Beginning Saturday, March 16, 2019, and running through Sunday, March 17, 2019, all cat adoption fees will be $17.

View our guests here.

Free microchip clinic Sunday

Humane Pennsylvania is excited to partner with Exeter Township to provide community residents with access to free microchip services through our Healthy Pets, Healthy Communities program.

The clinic will provide Exeter Township residents with free microchip placement and registration services for their dogs and cats. These services will be provided at an open public veterinary clinic.

Interested Exeter Township residents, click HERE to make an appointment.