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Could you lend a paw purrty please?

Jeepers! 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)
Dawn dishwashing liquid
Paper towels, Toilet paper
Canned kitten food (any brand)
Grain free (dry) cat food (any brand)
Dog treats: Nudges Grillers, Beggin Strips, training size treats
Cesar Classics (wet food for dogs)
Purina kitten chow
Small bites dry dog food (any brand)
Non-clumping (regular clay) cat litter or clumping cat litter
Liquid laundry detergent (any brand)
Kitchen size and 55 gallon heavy duty trash bags
Soft cat toys
Post It Notes (any size/color)
Standard size (8 ½ X 11) white copier paper
Black Sharpie markers
3M Command hooks (removable, any size)
Kongs all sizes
Baby bottle brushes
Big and sturdy Nylabone dog chew toys
Dog poop bags
New cat carriers (hard/sturdy plastic kind)(not soft material)
Disposable cardboard cat carriers

Click here to download a document which lists our Most Needed Items

Have a question or need more info on our Wish List? Interested in coordinating a donation drive as a Community Service Project for a scout group, work group, church group or sports team, etc? Please email Sharon Riegel at

updated 10/24/18

Eagle Scout Project Update!

Woofs, purrs and wet sloppy kisses to Christian, a young gentleman, in our community. He chose a few spruce up projects around the grounds of the HSLC as his focus for his Eagle Scout Project! Christian was a bit camera shy, but we did want to share a few pics of his handy work!

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

Patience, Love, Good Training – The Virtuous Dog

Kelly Cabot-Armour, CTC, of The Virtuous Dog LLC Behavior Analysis and Training is pictured below working with staff and a few of our shelter dogs. Kelly is assisting staff in reassessing some of our long term resident dogs.  Woofs, tails wags and wet sloppy kisses to Kelly!

excerpt from The Virtuous Dog website:

Why Work With The Virtuous Dog?

No matter who your dog is or where they came from these three simple concepts mean everything and they are the difference between success and failure.

Please click here to visit The Virtuous Dog website.


You are invited! HSLC Thrift Shop Annual Holiday Bazaar!

You are invited! HSLC Thrift Shop Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, from 9 am to 3 pm
available both days! lottery calendars, baked goods, soup, hot dogs, dog cookies, raffles, gift certificates, Corks and Bottles Dog/Cat Beer/Wine whimsical t-shirts!

Saturday, November 17 from 9 am to 3 pm (one day only)
Pet Photos with Santa by Tim McGowan ($10 donation)

Be merry, bright and support the animals of the Humane Society of Lebanon County!

Our thrift shop location and phone number:
129 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA

Our thrift shop is open Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm and is staffed by our wonderful, faithful volunteers! Please tell them “thank you” when  visiting our shop!

Our Thrift Shop Supervisor, Mimsy:

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


Wowza! Thanks Dr. Elsey’s Products!

Our shelter recently received a wonderful donation from the folks at Dr. Elsey’s. Two whole palettes full of cat litter for our shelter cats and a box of litter to send home with each cat adoption! Purrs, tail wags and much thanks for this wonderfully generous donation!

Click here to visit the website for all of Dr. Elsey’s Products.

Posted 10/01/18

Pick from our patch adoption special!

Tuesday October 16 through Sunday, October 28, 2018
Pick a perfect pup-kin or kit-kin from our patch Adoption Special

Reduced canine adoption fees:
$25 off all dog adoption fees

Reduced feline adoption fees:
Kittens (age 2 months to 6 months), $65 adoption fee

Adult cats (7 months to 9 years old), $45 adoption fee

Senior cats (10 years and over), $20 adoption fee


Apple Dumpling Sale!


SUGAR FREE———$5.50



150 N. RAMONA ROAD, MYERSTOWN, PA 17067, 717-628-1369

Click here to download Apple Dumpling Flyer

Click here to download Apple Dumpling Sale Order Sheet