Covering Litter Box Issues

If your cat is urinating or defecating outside the litter box, we certainly understand your frustration. Luckily, this is a treatable condition – in most cases. A medical exam, as well as a few simple changes can help to re-establish proper litter box use. The first step includes taking your cat to your veterinarian. Whenever … Continued

Pets Can’t Use Cellphones: Get the Chip

It’s an all too familiar sight at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC): a pet is brought to the shelter and scanned for a microchip, but sadly, the scan turns up empty and the stray, bewildered animal joins dozens of others who are lost without a way to get back home. About 60% of … Continued

O’Dopt Me, I’m Irish!

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Your Irish eyes will be smilin’ because we’re offering big O’Doption discounts on all adult lep-paw-chauns (animals) at the shelter. On the day of your appointment, should you decide to adopt, simply pick a shamrock from our leprechaun hat for $25 off…$50 off…or more. One lucky pup could win … Continued

The Humane Society of Harford County Celebrates 75 Years of Service

Uniting Pets and People Since 1946 For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator Humane Society of Harford County 410-836-1090, x106 erin@harfordshelter.org Fallston, MD (February 2, 2021) – The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) announced today the year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary. Officially launched at its present location in a modified farmhouse on … Continued

The Humane Society of Harford County Releases 2020 Report Card

Reaches 90% Live Release Rate for 5th Consecutive Year For Immediate Release Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator Humane Society of Harford County 410-836-1090, x106 erin@harfordshelter.org Fallston, MD (February 1, 2021) – The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) has finished another extraordinary year with a 90% live release rate in 2020 for the fifth consecutive … Continued

Crate Training

Create a structured life for your dog using primal instincts and needs. By using their natural den instincts, one can give the dog a safe place to truly rest and relax. Although the crate is not always used, it is highly recommended at the beginning to help establish a schedule for the dog, including feeding, … Continued

The Two-Week Shut Down

Tips For Introducing Your Newly Adopted Dog To Your Home The secret to being successful when adopting a rescue dog is by first giving the new dog time to adjust to you, your family, the home, and other pets in the new environment — before introducing him to new people, taking him out on any … Continued

Homeless Cat Restores Joy to Grieving Army Veteran

Receiving the awful diagnosis of feline leukemia and incurable cancer for the family cat was made agonizingly worse by watching him struggle to breathe. Faced with a declining quality of life, Kat and her family made the difficult decision to put him to sleep. Adopting another cat was not in the family’s immediate plans, but … Continued

Feel Good $5 Friday Raffle

Feel Good Friday is simply a fun raffle that happens every Friday and costs just $5! And you can feel good knowing that 100% of the proceeds benefit animals in our care. Every Friday we’ll feature a new raffle item to benefit the animals at the shelter. Each $5 donation gets you ten (10) raffle … Continued

Fantasy Fur Ball

Please DON’T come to The Humane Society of Harford County’s Fantasy Furball! Yes, I will NOT be attending The Humane Society of Harford County’s Fantasy Furball. I will support the animals by purchasing one of the following “tickets”: Your “ticket” is a tax-deductible donation in accordance with IRS regulations. Thank you for your support! If … Continued