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The Central PA Humane Society is open on to the public as of March 14, 2022 for our normal operating hours. 


If interested in adopting, an application is to be completed and submitted prior to any visits but this can now be done onsite with no appointment needed. Applications can be sent to us via fax (814) 942-8505 or email for dogs and for cats.  Adoption applications can be found HERE.    Please note we do not work on a first come, first served basis and we look for the best match for the animal.


If you find a stray dog please call your local non-emergency Police Department to dispatch an Animal Control Officer.   If you find a stray cat please call the shelter on (814) 942-5402 to be added to our waiting list. 

Rescue Puppy

Because of this virus the CPHS has had to cancel its scheduled fundraisers.  These fundraisers collectively bring in between $200,000 to $250,000 between them.  This is a huge loss of income for the shelter and seriously compromises the care we can give the animals.  We are in urgent need of donations to make up for this critical loss of income.  If you can help us by offering us a donation please click the link: DONATE TO CPHS.

This is a very difficult time for everyone and we are doing our best to look after the animals in our care and the animals in our community.   We are currently in need of foster homes for cats/kittens.  If interested please contact us on (814) 942-5402.   Foster homes are typically long term and CPHS will cover all expenses other than food and kitty litter for the foster animals.  Foster applications can be downloaded here: Foster Application

We thank everyone for their understanding and support.  

Model Cat

There is no evidence that animals spread the virus to humans.  There is no need for people to panic and get rid of their pets.  Attached is information from the Department of Agriculture for pet owners.  Please take the time to read this article so that you are correctly informed and so that you have a plan in place for your pets should you be incapacitated by the coronavirus.  Click here!

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