Central PA Humane Society
Our Mission

To prevent animal neglect and cruelty through education and enforcement while providing a safe haven and finding forever homes for those in need.

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Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic the Central PA Humane Society is currently closed to public admittance unless by appointment.  We are not accepting any owner surrender animals at this time.   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 see if we have space to take it in.    We may ask you to complete our stray surrender form before you come to the shelter to bring the animal in.  We will email this to you at the time you schedule your appointment.

We are still adopting animals, but this will be done by appointment only.   If you are interested in adoption you will first have to complete our adoption application and send to us via fax (814) 942-8505 or email info@centralpahumane.org for dogs and cattery@centralpahumane.org for cats.   Adoption applications can be found HERE.   Our staff will then call you to review your application, let you know what is required to complete it and will set up an appointment with you.  Appointments will have strict protocols in place for the safety of our staff and yourself, so please understand the process will be in stages and more drawn out than normal.

Because of this virus the CPHS has had to cancel its scheduled fundraisers.  These fundraisers collectively bring in between $100,000 to $150,000 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.   If you are in a position to offer a foster home to an animal in need please contact us on (814) 942-5402.   Foster homes need to be long term and capable of covering expenses other than medical for their foster animal.  Foster applications can be downloaded here: Foster Application

We thank everyone for their understanding and support.  

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!