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It’s back! Kentucky Derby Party!

Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12 noon to ?
Event held rain or shine!

Mount Gretna Hide-A-Way
40 Boulevard Street
Mount Gretna, PA

No admission fee. Hat Contest, Live Music, Mint Juleps, Fantastic Raffle Prizes, Featured Beer! All proceeds from mint juleps and raffle will go to Humane Society of Lebanon County.

for more info / questions, please email pseibert@homesale.com

To download a copy of the flyer, please click here

HSLC is hiring! Join our team!

Job Title:  Kennel/Cattery Manager  (full-time)

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is seeking applications for the position of Kennel/Cattery Manager (full-time). 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

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

Job Title:  Veterinary Technician (part-time or full-time)

This is a part time or full-time position, assisting with spay/neuter surgeries, vaccine clinics, general shelter animal medical care and other duties as assigned by Staff Veterinarian or Shelter Operations Manager.

Reports to: Veterinarian on staff & Shelter Operations Manager

Salary: Based upon experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the public when dropping off animals to be spayed or neutered, ensuring that all pertinent information is documented concerning each animal.

Maintain safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations and logs for all controlled substances and medications.

Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; administering pre-operative medications; sedate patients for anesthesia (venipuncture);  completing local/regional anesthesia; preparing surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions throughout the day; monitoring patient and assisting as needed during surgery.

Monitor patient, during surgery and post operatively, by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating Veterinarian as needed.

Ensure patients’ owner/guardian receives all instructions for post op care of patient and dispense proper medications to owner/guardian as needed.

Clean and disinfect surgical area and supplies after each surgery day, including but not limited to laundry, sweeping, mopping, wrapping surgery packs, sterilizing instruments in autoclave and restocking supplies and materials for the next surgery clinic.

Assist Veterinarian with shelter animal examinations & vaccinations; record all Veterinarians’ exam notes and update sterilization/vaccination status in shelter software system; create Rx med sheets in shelter according to Veterinarian’s orders; update drug log, and schedule any future appointments or surgeries needed for patient per orders.

Adhere to the policies and philosophies of the Humane Society of Lebanon County in the performance of all duties while ensuring the overall wellness, safety, and humane treatment of all animals under the shelter’s care.

Represent the Humane Society of Lebanon County in a professional manner at all times, in appearance, demeanor, and behavior.

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

Job Title:  Animal Care Technician (Dogs, Cats and Small Mammals)(part time, 2 to 3 days per week)

Reports to: Kennel/Cattery 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 consideration for Animal Care Technician, 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


Tailwaggers Golf Tourney! Grab your foursome and join us!

Grab your foursome and join us! Tailwaggers Golf Tourney!

Benefiting the Humane Society of Lebanon County
Hosted by Lebanon Country Club Ladies Golf Association

Monday, June 17, 2019 (Rain or Shine)

7:45 am to 8:45 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – Shotgun Start

Luncheon, Awards and Raffles following play

$125 per player entry fee
3 Divisions – Mens, Womens, Mixed

Entry forms and payment are due by Friday, June 7 to:
Susie Haine
918 Cross Creek Court
Lebanon, PA 17042

Click here here to download Entry Form

Click here to download Sponsor / Donor Form ($100 or more receive On Course Hole Signage)(great opportunity to spread the word to local folks about your local business!)

Click here to download Event Poster

Please email Sharon Riegel, HSLC at sriegel@lebanonhumane.org if you would like any of these forms or poster emailed to you.

Please email Susie Haine, Lebanon Country Club at susiehaine@icloud.com if you have any questions on this golf tournament: entering, sponsoring, donating, etc. Please also contact Susie if your business would like to donate a Raffle Basket! Another great opportunity to spread the word to local folks about your local business!

Posters, Entry Forms and Sponsor Forms are also available at:

Lebanon Country Club Pro Shop
3375 Oak Street, Lebanon, PA

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 Country Thrift Shop
129 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm

Beautiful, independent Miley! Available!

Click here to see a video feature of adoptable Miley! She is currently residing in one of our Cat Colony Rooms in our Cat Adoption Room!

Introducing beautiful, independent Miley! This gorgeous spayed female is 6 years old! Miley has been at our shelter over a year! Gorgeous Miley would thrive best in a quiet home with lots of freedom and room to roam. Quite simply a few special cozy spots to call her very own are all she is asking for! A home with adult humans would be ideal for this girl! Staff feels she might do okay with a feline sibling as long as they understand her love of being an independent girl! Purrhaps a feline sibling who is just as mature and independent as purrty Miley might be a good match (no silly kitten antics for this girl). Here at our shelter staff has found that Miley is not so fond of those silly, wiggly jiggly canine creatures. Please consider adding this feline beauty to your heart and home! She truly deserves her second chance!

Spring in and adopt! Video links!

Spring is the season of new beginnings!
Help a shelter animal start a new beginning!


Please click on the links below to see videos featuring various animals available for adoption! Or better yet, simply stop in our shelter anytime during open business hours!

Nevaeh is a stocky lil firecracker! Click here to see her in action! She has come soo far in being more social! Hooray for ya lil gal!

For a quick tour of our Cat Colony Room, click here to see the feline antics!

Our Diva is gorgeous! Click here to see our lovely girl!

Click here
 to see a radio feature on our beautiful Jewel
Click here to see Jewel with our friends at Berkshire Hathaway

Click here
to see lovely, sweet Brinley!

Arnold is a handsome goober who loves to splash in mud puddles, click here to see this silly adoptable fella

Click here
 to see Milo in action! He is seeking a Jack Russell savvy owner

Click here
to see low rider Batty in action! Batty thrives when he has a job to do

Click here
to see adoptable smart girl Virginia

Click here
to see adoptable, athletic dog – Tiger in action

Click here
to see adoptable cat, Miley, beautiful DLH

Click here
to see adoptable dog, Goose, handsome hunk of a hound

Click here
to see adoptable handsome dog, Mortimer
Click here to see an additional video of adoptable Morty playing in the yard!

Wiggle butt, silly Bea! Click here!
Bea loves to chew on a bone! So cute! Click here!
Bea looves to have her belly rubbed!   Click here! So silly!
To view another video featuring golden girl Bea – click here

Click here
to see adoptable dog, Nova in a tu tu!

Click here
to see lovely adoptable dog, Kina!

To view all of our adoptable animals, please click here.

If you found the above info and video links to be helpful or if you have suggestions of ways to help improve our promoting of our adoptable animals, your feedback is welcomed. Please reach out with your thoughts to Sharon at sriegel@lebanonhumane.org


Paws for the Cause – Eagle Scout Project

A few weeks ago, John came to the Humane Society of Lebanon County with an idea for his Eagle Scout Project. He wanted to collect 2,000 pounds of food and supplies for the animals in the shelter. We were thrilled! He made adorable donation bins. He placed the bins at various locations around the county. The community stepped up and donated and donated!

John recently brought all the bins and donations to the shelter.  We were floored! What a haul! John gave us his final total:  2,784 pounds of food and donations! Just speechless!

Thank you John and all his supporters! What a marvelous young man! What an awesome project! We are so humbled and honored!

Thrift Shop Annual Spring Fling! Hop on in!

Saturday, April 13 from 9 am to 3 pm

HSLC Thrift Shop Annual Spring Fling

Food, baked goods, raffles!

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

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

Our thrift shop is located at:
129 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042

Please note: due to the happenings of the Spring Fling our thrift shop will not be able to accept donations on Saturday, April 13. Thank you for your understanding.

Update on puppies

An update on the nine American Bulldog Pit Bull Terrier Mix puppies.  We had a great amount of interest in these puppies.  All of these puppies are now spoken for.  Applications for adoption that were submitted will be kept on file for 6 months. Our website lebanonhumane.org is continually updated with animals  available for adoption.  Our animals available for adoption may also be viewed at Petfinder.com or by stopping in our shelter anytime during open business hours.

Click here to see our adoptable animals on our website

Click here to see our adoptable animals on Petfinder.com

Volunteer / Foster / Dog Walker Orientation

Interested in becoming a
Humane Society of Lebanon County volunteer?

Please join us! Sunday, April 7, 2019

1 pm – New Volunteer Orientation
1:45 pm – Foster Orientation 
(for current & new fosters)
2 pm – Dog Walker Training  (need to arrive at 1 pm for entire orientation)

dog walkers, cat snugglers, foster families, event helpers, laundry helpers, etc.

Volunteers must be age 18 or older

Click here to view a link to print our Application To Volunteer

Click here to view a link to print our Application To Foster

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


Standard Size White Copier Paper – help purrty please

Help Please Shelter Friends: We have a current need for reams or boxes of white standard size copier paper.

Could you purrhaps donate a ream or two? If you are a part of a business or group in the community, could you purrhaps consider donating a box of standard size copier paper?

We are in the midst of a Spring Appeal Letter project and ohh so appreciate any donations of white standard size copier paper.

Donations can be mailed to or dropped off 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

Woofs, purrs and wet slopppy kisses from all the shelter animals.