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Have you ever considered fostering?

Moo-stache you a question? Have you ever considered fostering?

Our shelter is currently seeking foster families for both dogs and cats. For more details and to print a Foster Volunteer Profile visit

Need more info? Have questions?
Please connect with our Foster Coordinator

Victoria Firestine
Foster Coordinator
Humane Society of Lebanon County
150 N. Ramona Road
Myerstown, PA 17067
Foster, Rescue, Love, Adopt
Until Every Cage Is Empty


Shelter Update – Cats

Shelter Update – Cats

Our cats are currently being monitored for a virus and are not available for adoption until we receive the “all clear” from our Staff Veterinarian.

Unfortunately, this means we are also unable to accept cats as strays or surrenders at this time. Please reach out to other local shelters and rescues.

We sincerely apologize for this temporary inconvenience.


Enjoy shopping? Could you lend a paw purrty please?

Wowza, yowza! It sure takes lots of stuff to keep the shelter animals healthy, comfy and cozy! Below is an update of our Most Needed Items Wish List! Items may be dropped off at our shelter anytime during open business hours! Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 10 am to 6:30 pm! If you enjoy shopping on line, items may be shipped to HSLC, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067. Woofs and purrs from all the adoptable animals!

Doggie potty pads (small and large)
Hydrogen peroxide
Alcohol 70%
Distilled water
Dawn dish washing liquid
Paper towels
Canned kitten food (any brand)
Grain free (dry) cat or dog food (any brand)
Purina kitten chow
Non-clumping (regular clay) cat litter or clumping cat litter
Liquid laundry detergent (any brand)
Kitchen size and 55 gallon heavy duty trash bags
Standard size (8 ½ X 11) white copier paper
Dog poop bags
New cat climbing trees/towers

Have a question or need more info on our Wish List? Please email Sharon Riegel at

Adoption Special! Hot Diggity Dog!

July 31 through August 5, 2018

All dogs half price adoption fees
All puppies reduced adoption fees

Click here to view all our adoptable dogs! Or simply stop in our shelter anytime during open business hours! Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday, 10 am to 6:30 pm!

Adoption saves lives! Opt to adopt!

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 Victoria Firestine, Foster Coordinator at or by mailing it to: Foster Coordinator, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N Ramona Rd, Myerstown PA 17067.

Shelter seeking Animal Care Technicians

Job Title:  Animal Care Technicians (Dogs, Cats and Small Mammals)
Reports to: Shelter Operations Manager
Salary: Dependent upon experience

– Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
– Must be able to work outside in temperatures from below freezing to over 90 degrees.
– Must be able to work on your feet without a break for a minimum  of 4 hours.
– Be able to handle all animals (large and small) with different dispositions without fear.
–  Have a working knowledge of various medication and drugs used in the basic care of animals, dosages and how to dispense medications.
– Should understand and be able to show basic procedures on how to restrain an animal.

Duties and responsibilities:
Daily feeding and cleaning of all animal care areas in the shelter.
– Observe each animal in your assigned area to determine if there are any signs of stress, illness, injury, aggression, abnormal behavior etc. and report all concerns to the Shelter Operations Manager or Staff Veterinarian in a timely manner.
– Assist with intake exams, including vaccinating, deworming and any other tests as needed.
– Medicate shelter animals as requested.
– Maintain shelter and animal areas by sweeping, mopping, washing laundry, washing dishes and litter pans, stocking all areas with supplies and any other duties as assigned needed to maintain and keep shelter organized and clean.

For a complete job description or to send a detailed resume for consideration, please contact the Board of Directors at

Hot Diggity Dog Adoption Special!

Big News! Hot Diggity Dog Adoption Special! July 24 to July 31! All adult dogs half price adoption fees! All puppies reduced adoption fees! Adoption saves lives! Opt to adopt!

Hot Diggity Dog Fun Day! Saturday, July 28! 11 am to 2 pm! Hot dogs, face painting, baked goods, refreshments! Hot dog eating contest! Cutest hot dog photo contest! Please note these special activities are weather permitting! Adoption specials on ALL dogs continue through July 31, rain or shine! (Please note shelter is closed to public on Monday, July 30)

Corks and Bottles! It’s back! Saturday, August 25!

Corks and Bottles Wine and Beer Tasting Festival!
It’s back! Tickets available NOW! Tell your friends!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm at beautiful Tulpehocken Manor near Myerstown! There will be beer and wine tasting, food and music by local musicians Mockingbird! Plus raffle baskets and much more! Bring your own chair and enjoy an evening filled with fun, food and friends! All to benefit the adoptable animals of the Humane Society of Lebanon County!

Ticket Prices:
Regular Admission – $40
Designated Driver Admission – $20
5 Ticket Bundle Special – $160 (4 Regular, 1 Designated Driver)

Adults only please. Dog friendly event. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times.

Click here for link to order your tickets on line.

Tickets are also available at:

Humane Society of Lebanon County
150 N. Ramona Road
Myerstown, PA 17067
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 10 am to 6:30 pm

Humane Society of Lebanon County Thrift Shop
129 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm

Click here to download Corks and Bottles Flyer. Printed copies are also available at our shelter and thrift shop.

Click here to download Corks and Bottles Sponsorship Form.
Please note that all sponsorships are requested no later than Monday,  August 6, 2018.

Click here to visit the Facebook page for our official beer sponsor, Myerstown Beverage!

Click here to visit website for beautiful Tulpehocken Manor!

Click here to visit the Facebook page for the local rockin duo Mockingbird!

Click here to visit the Facebook page for our event vendor – Sea Jewelry – hand painted glass jewelry

Click here to visit website for our event vendor – Brandt’s Mill Specialty Pet Store