LATEST NEWS AT THE SHELTER
- Written by Mary Brunski
Join us at our spot during Mardi Paws - Saturday Feb. 22 at 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Charlie "T" Jones Condference Center, 114 N. York St. in Mechanicsburg. Celebrating Spay Day and adoptions with several rescues and vendors and of course, FOOD. Can't be Mardi Paws without some New Orleans cuisine!
March & April: We'll be having a fundraiser at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Mechanicsburg on both March 17th and again April 7th, beginning at 5 pm. A portion of sales from the evening will come to HOKAFI as a thank you to our folks stopping in - hey, you have to eat those days, why not pick up an order or two!
Pawabilities, we'll be there Saturday March 8 & Sunday March 9 at the Farmshow Complex in Harrisburg, PA
June: Petapalooza, Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 am, 900 South Arlington Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109
September: Dog Day in the Park, Saturday, Sept. 13 New Freedom, PA
This is what we have scheduled to date - if you are aware of other events we should consider, please let us know and if we have the volunteers available that day, we'll try to get it on the schedule!
Adopt - Adopt - Adopt
We have many kittens, cats and dogs that would love to have a furever home. Our adoption hours are Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m (but please plan to arrive no later than 2 p.m. as it takes time to meet our animals and if you wish to fill out an adoption form, that takes a few minutes). The adoption will take at least one week as our volunteers do call references and a home visit.
Donate with iGive
When you shop online, consider using igive.com. Selecting Helen O Krause Animal Foundation Inc. generates a donation to us based on your purchases. You pay the price you would have paid (check out igive's discount offers each time) and we benefit!
Our Mission and Our Capacity
- Written by Mary Brunski
Our Mission is to assist abused, abandoned and stray animals. Many times we are approached by people who would like to bring a pet to us. We really hate to say no, however, we have found that a cat used to a home has a hard time adjusting to living in a cat colony - our animals are not kept in cages (except to introduce them to a room/protect them after surgery or some similar reason). It is so hard for the pet to understand the change from "only" or one of two/a few to having 10 or more roommates.
We do try to keep up with other area rescues and refer to them for pet placements or specific breeds and there are links on our website to Spay/Neuter programs. We encourage Trap Neuter Release - feral cat colonies can expand rapidly without a program such as this.
In the meantime, if you are looking for a Special Companion (one that loves unconditionally), please come by during our Saturday Open Hours. We have wonderful volunteers who can assist you in determining who among our numerous "guests", might be a good fit in your home.