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HSLC is hiring! Join our team!

Current Job Openings:

Animal Care Technician (part time)

Kennel Cattery Manager

Please click here  to visit the Jobs Section for details on all the above positions.

For consideration for these positions, please send a detailed resume and cover letter to our Board of Directors at or HSLC Board of Directors, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067

Updated: 08/10/20


We’re expecting the pitter patter of wee little paws!

Humane Society of Lebanon County / Spring and Summer 2020
We’re expecting the pitter patter of wee little paws!

We are seeking foster parents & collecting donations for our fur babies this kitten season!

If interested in fostering, please click here to print & complete our Foster Application

Items on our Kitten Shower Gift Registry / Wish List:
Kitten Milk Replacement (KMR)(powder or liquid)
heating pads
heating discs
Fancy Feast canned kitten food
Purina kitten chow
kitten nursing bottles/brushes
non clumping cat litter
bulb syringe aspirators
kitten play pens
Miracle Nipples (size mini and original)

please click here for our Amazon Kitten Wish List

please click here to download a pdf of our Kitten Wish List Flyer

Humane Society of Lebanon County
150 N. Ramona Road
Myerstown, PA 17067

First posted 04/09/20

Special Updated Announcement

07/20/20 – please note: the below information continues to describe our current adoption process

Updated: 3/28/20

We are currently accepting applications for adoptions. The goal is to continue to have animals adopted while also reducing the amount of foot traffic in our building.  So, even though we remain closed, we are making appointments for adoptions. Please review the guidelines below:

Step 1: Check out what animals we have available for adoption on our website,, Facebook page and

Click here to view our adoptable animals on our website

Click here to visit the Facebook page of our shelter

Click here to view our adoptable animals on Petfinder

Step 2: If you find a pet that seems to be the right fit for your family, please fill out and submit the appropriate application. You can print the application from our website: . Once you’ve filled out your application, you may email to or fax to 717-866-2782.

Please note: for an application to be considered, you must provide proof of the following for all animals currently in your home:

  • current rabies vaccination
  • current distemper vaccination
  • proof of spay/neuter
  • contact number for landlord (if you rent)

Step 3: When appropriate, our adoption team will reach out to arrange a meet and greet. Each appointment is for the single dog or cat listed on your submitted application; if you wish to see another pet, you must schedule another appointment.

If multiple applications are received for an animal, please understand that our goal at the Humane Society is to ensure that all of our shelter animals are matched with their ideal human companion and are placed in a home where they will be happy and thrive. The safety and health of our shelter pets always comes first. We will always make the decision that is in the best interest of the shelter animal.

Step 4: Meet and greet appointments will be scheduled in advance. Meet and greets for dogs will take place outside of the shelter. Meet and greets for cats will take place in a designated space inside the shelter. Only members of the family who will be living with the animals will be allowed to attend.

Safety is our main concern at this time. Our staff needs to remain safe and healthy in order for our animals to continue receiving care. If you or any of your family members are feeling ill in anyway, please do not schedule a meet and greet.

Thank you for your help and understanding during this difficult time.

Updated: 03/16/20

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is temporarily closed to the public in accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s direction for non-essential services to be curtailed or closed. We ask for the community’s patience and understanding as we face an unprecedented situation.

We will assist those in emergency situations such as lost dogs or cats but we are not accepting surrendered pets at this time. The delivery of donations, stray animals, and other necessary operations must be made by appointment, arranged by phone. Adoptions are temporarily suspended.

Our Facebook page and website will be updated to reflect changing conditions. Check those sources of information, as well as the Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Office and the Centers for Disease Control.

We have no on-staff veterinarians. If you have an animal with a medical emergency, please seek immediate veterinary care.

Call 717-628-1369 with questions. We may experience staff shortages and high call volumes, so please be patient. We are working to manage and return calls.


Help! Be a foster! Save a life!

Do you wish you can save them all but know you just can’t?  We have the solution!  Volunteer to be a foster parent at the Humane Society of Lebanon County and help get our animals off to a great start before going up for adoption!

Sometimes puppies and kittens come into the shelter before they’re old enough to go up for adoption. Sometimes animals are undersocialized and could just use some time living in a home and adjusting to a home-life routine.  And sometimes animals suffer from treatable medical issues that will better heal outside of the shelter setting.  This is where you come in!

We’ll be with you every step of the way.  We’ll answer any questions or concerns you have during the foster period.  We’ll schedule check-ups with our foster coordinator or a veterinarian.  And we ensure you have access to us 24 hours a day should an emergency arise.

The Humane Society’s foster program provides you with everything needed to care for your new charge, including food, litter, bedding, crates, medications, and anything else your foster animal may need while in your care.  All we require you to provide is time, love, and patience.

If you’re interested in fostering, please fill out our foster application and submit it to Foster Coordinator at or by mailing it to: Foster Coordinator, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N Ramona Rd, Myerstown PA 17067.

First Posted: 11/19/19

Most Needed Shelter Items

We are very thankful and humbled by all the items continually donated to our shelter. The support of folks in our community and beyond is very much appreciated.

We have checked our current inventory and updated our Most Needed Shelter Items Wish List. Donations of any of these items would be greatly appreciated, could you or your group lend a paw purrty please?

– Misc Items –
Precision Angle Broom, Product #201
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Household Dust Pan, Product #229
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White out correction tape
Hand sanitizer (pump dispensing)
Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap or Household Cleaner (prefer lavender scent)
Chlorox Disinfecting Wipes
Liquid laundry detergent (any brand)
Kitchen size trash bags
55 gallon heavy duty contractor trash bags
Lavender essential oil
OdoBan Disinfectant (lavender scent)

Gift Cards: Lowe’s, Home Depot, Walmart, PetSmart, Chewy, JDM Outlet Myerstown

-Cat Items-
Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR) powder or liquid
Non-clumping (regular clay) cat litter
Clumping cat litter
Yesterday’s News Cat Litter

Purina kitten chow (dry)
Purina Naturals Dry Adult Cat Food (green bag)
Canned kitten & adult food (any brand)
Variety packs cat toys
Kitten collars
Kitten & cat treats

-Dog Items-
Cesar Classics (wet food for dogs)
Canned gravy dog food (any brand)
Nutro brand adult chicken/rice/sweet potato dry dog food
Purina One brand adult chicken and rice dry dog food

Medium size dog collars, Sturdy slip leads for dogs

Woofs, purrs and thank you for supporting our shelter!

Items may be dropped off anytime during open business hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 6:30 pm

Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067, 717-628-1369

Click here to download a copy of this flyer

If you prefer to shop on line, please click here to  visit our various shelter wish lists on Amazon.

Updated: 03/23/20

Can you be our hero and donate? Spring 2020 Appeal Letter

Please make checks payable to Humane Society of Lebanon County and mail to:
Humane Society of Lebanon County
150 N. Ramona Road
Myerstown, PA 17067

Click here to donate on line through PayPal

Click here to download a pdf of Spring 2020 Appeal Letter

Spring 2020 Appeal Letter

Dear Friends of the Humane Society of Lebanon County,

We wanted to thank you for your generosity and support you have shown us in the past. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to temporarily close our Thrift Shop and postpone several of our fundraising events. The lost income from this was vital in helping us sustain our daily operating expenses for the shelter, along with providing care needed for our animals.

With much needed support and help we are able to give unwanted, stray and injured animals the care they deserve, the shelter they need and the hope they will find a loving home they deserve. Your donation helps in so many ways. It provides food, medicine, housing, medical funds and so much more. With your support we can continue to save and change lives. Please help us with our mission.

Like many other businesses and organizations, we have had to cut back on staff and other essentials that are needed in our day to day operations.

We are uncertain about the future but we can make it through this together. Can you be our hero and donate? Our animals thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

On behalf of the HSLC Board, staff and animals,

Maria Bojarcheck
President, Humane Society of Lebanon County Board of Directors

The Humane Society of Lebanon County (HSLC) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization which means your generous gift goes directly to support our work to save the countless lives of not only dogs and cats, but also rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, rats and mice, reptiles and various other domesticated animals.

First Posted: 05/21/20

HSLC Thrift Shop Annual Spring Fling (POSTPONED)

Please note:
Our HSLC Thrift Shop Annual Spring Fling (which was scheduled for Saturday, April 4) is now postponed. Thank you meowy much for your continued support and understanding.

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2020 Annual Spring Fling
Humane Society of Lebanon County Thrift Shop
129 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA
Saturday, April 4 from 9 am to 3 pm

food, baked goods, raffles, gift certificates, Mimsy’s Brew by KittyTown Coffee!

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny by Tim McGowan ($10 donation)

hippity hop on in and support the animals of the Humane Society of Lebanon County

Note: Donated items will not be received during Spring Fling. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Click here to download a flyer for our Annual Spring Fling!

(Please note this event is being held at our thrift shop, not at our shelter)