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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!

Canned kitten food (any brand)
Grain free (dry) cat or dog food (any brand)
Purina kitten chow
Small bites dry dog food (any brand)
Non-clumping (regular clay) cat litter
Liquid laundry detergent (any brand)
Dawn dishwashing liquid
Kitchen size trash bags and 55 gallon heavy duty trash bags
Pine Sol (lemon) cleaning liquid
Paper towels
Durable & big for large dogs: Nylabones, Jolly Balls
Standard size (8 ½ X 11) white copier paper
Dog poop bags
Soft cat toys, plastic spring cat toys
Brand new cat climbing tree/tower (any style)

Have a question or need more info on our Wish List? Please email Sharon Riegel at sriegel@lebanonhumane.org

Tailwaggers Tourney a great success!

Woofs, purrs and tail wags to all who supported the Tailwaggers Tournament at Lebanon Country Club on June 18! Golfers, sponsors, volunteers, Ladies Golf Association and Lebanon Country Club! You all ROCK! Thank you!

A few snapshots are featured below. Please click here to view all the Tailwaggers Tourney snapshots on our shelter Facebook page.


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

Corks and Bottles Wine and Beer Tasting Festival!
It’s back! Save the date! 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!

Adults only please. Dog friendly event.

More details in the works! Tickets available soon! Stay tuned!

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


Seeking full-time Veterinarian!

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is seeking a full-time Veterinarian to provide exceptional care for our shelter animals.

If you are interested in performing spay and neuter surgeries on dogs and cats and general shelter medical care for the 2,000 plus animals that pass through our doors each year, then we may have the job for you.

Duties include routine high quality, high volume spay/neuter and other surgeries as needed on dogs, cats and other shelter animals as indicated.  This position provides direct care and treatment of the homeless animals entering the Humane Society of Lebanon County as well as low cost public spay/neuter and TNR services.  Assists in developing, advancing and implementing shelter medicine protocols and delivers and ensures humane medical treatment of all animals.  In addition, this position is required to diagnose, treat and/or recommend euthanasia.

Education required:
Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree
Current PA Veterinarian License in good standing
Must maintain malpractice insurance

$65,000 – $80,000 dependent on experience

If interested in consideration for this position, please send resume and salary requirements to hslcboard@gmail.com  or Board of Directors, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067.

Shelter seeking Kennel/Cattery Manager

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is seeking applications for the position of Kennel/Cattery Manager.

The HSLC is a 501(c)3, not for profit, animal welfare organization.  The HSLC is the only shelter within Lebanon County.  The shelter receives strays from all municipalities, as well as those surrendered by individuals within the county.  The shelter has one Humane Officer that investigates reported cases of abuse and neglect.  The HSLC is committed to providing the utmost care to the homeless animals of Lebanon County.

The HSLC is seeking a collaborative, professional, and knowledgeable individual with a passion for animals and a desire to better the lives of homeless animals in the Lebanon County.  The person hired for this position will be responsible for overseeing the various day to day operations of the HSLC and will report to the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, safety, housing, feeding, enrichment and managing staff and volunteers.  The manager will also be responsible for maintaining records, following HSLC policy, and compliance with all state/federal laws.


  • 2+ years of managerial experience
  • Experience working in a shelter/rescue environment
  • Desire to work for a non-profit
  • Experience with animal behavior
  • Knowledge of state and federal animal welfare compliance regulations or willingness to learn.
  • Experience with facility upkeep
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Moderate computer skills, including, but not limited to shelter and basic computer software and social media
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Interest in working with volunteers and the community
  • Experience speaking with the public
  • Some weekend and evening work hours
  • A willingness to work and report to the Board of Directors

If interested, please send a detailed resume and salary requirements to the Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com or HSLC Board of Directors, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067

Looking to give back? Volunteer at our shelter!

New Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11 at 5 pm

Interested in giving back? Join us for our Volunteer Orientation. We will give you a tour of the shelter and a brief overview of our volunteer program. We are seeking volunteer dog walkers, cat snugglers, foster families, event helpers, plus more! Opportunities to volunteer are endless! Volunteers must be over the age of 18. Please bring along some form of identification. The orientation will last about an hour. We hope to see you there!

New Dog Walker Training is scheduled for Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm

The Humane Society of Lebanon County will be holding a special training class specifically for anyone (age 18 or older) interested in volunteering as a dog walker at the shelter.

At this training session we will discuss safe handling protocol for walking our shelter dogs and give a brief demo on our SAFER temperament assessment. You MUST attend this training session (in addition to the New Volunteer Orientation) before walking dogs at the shelter. Classes are held once per month.

Please join us and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs in Lebanon County.

Questions? Call 717-628-1369 or email hslcboard@gmail.com

Click here for link to print our Application to Volunteer or simply complete one at the time of your orientation.

Please note dates for future months are posted on this website under Events and also on our shelter Facebook page under Events.

From the HSLC Studios! Bam Bam in action!

Bam Bam, adoptable pup here at our shelter recently enjoyed creating his very own video spotlight! Please see links below! Or better yet, stop in our shelter to meet them!

Click here to see video featuring Bam Bam on Soft Rock 100.1 WQIC Morning Show with Steve Todd! Bam Bam is the WQIC Pet of the Month!

Click here to see Bam Bam in action in our play yard!

Click here to review all the details of our adoption process or simply stop in anytime during open business hours!

Click here to learn all the details on Bam Bam and all our adoptable animals!


Join our team! HSLC seeking Front Office Receptionist!

Job Title: Front Office Receptionist
Available: June 2018
Hours:  9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Salary:  Dependent on experience

Position requires public contact, therefore customer service skills are essential to the position. This position calls for the exercise of proper judgement in the application of prescribed procedures and methods to routine matters.

Must be able to multitask throughout the day.
Duties include:
Answering phones
Greeting and directing visitors
Scheduling surrenders
Responding to animal related emergencies
Contacting authorities when needed
Operating office equipment such as voice mail messaging and the use of word processing, e-mail and fax
Preparing paperwork for intake animals, adoptions, reclaims, rescue groups, vet visits
Performing various record keeping duties as assigned
Issuing of dog licenses
Assisting other employees when needed

High School Diploma or equivalent.  Some experience in the clerical and computer field is a plus. Willing to work in a fast paced environment, deal with animals and the public in a neutral and compassionate manner.

For consideration for this position, please send a detailed resume and cover letter to our Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com or HSLC Board of Directors, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067

Golfers! Tailwaggers Tourney! Chance to attend Masters!

Countdown to the Tailwaggers Tourney is on! Send your entry form in today and join us for a grreat day of golf and fun! All to benefit the shelter animals! There will be loads of raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle, on the course games and a Hole In One chance to win a trip for two to the 2019 Masters in beautiful Augusta, Georgia! Wowza!

Tailwaggers Tourney is set for Monday, June 18, 2018 at Lebanon Country Club! Hosted by Ladies Golf Association! Woofs and purrs from all the shelter animals to these ladies!

Click here to download Flyer

Click here to download Entry Form

Click here to download Sponsor Form

Flyers, entry forms and sponsor forms may also be picked up at our shelter, our thrift shop or at the Lebanon Country Club Pro Shop!

If you would like a PDF of the flyer, entry form or sponsor form emailed to you please email Sharon Riegel, Communications Associate at sriegel@lebanonhumane.org

Completed entry forms, sponsor forms and payment must be mailed by Friday, June 8 to:
Susie Haine
918 Cross Creek Court
Lebanon, PA 17042

Questions on tourney? Please email Susie Haine at susiehaine@icloud.com




Northwest Bank is right on the money!

Our community ROCKS!

Northwest Bank is right on the money! We would like to thank the staff for collecting and delivering donations for the animals at our shelter! We can always rely on this group for their continued support! Woofs, purrs and thanks from all the shelter animals!