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Walk for the Animals – Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Humane Pennsylvania’s Walk for the Animals is the oldest and largest animal welfare event in the region, that attracts thousands of participants annually and is supported by animal lovers and their friends across the nation. For over 40 years, Walkers have been helping raise funds and awareness to improve the lives of animals and the people who love them – and having lots of fun doing it!

The 46th Annual Walk for the Animals will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Location is TBD.

Howliday Donation Drive – December 1st – December 31st

Santa Paws helps the animals of Humane Pennsylvania during its Howliday Donation Drive in December!

Collection boxes will be stationed at participating businesses throughout Berks and Lancaster Counties and surrounding areas throughout the entire month of December; from the 1st to the 31st. This year’s high-priority items are bags of wet and dry dog and cat food.

Our animals at The Freedom Center for Animal Life-Saving and The Lancaster Center for Animal Life-Saving couldn’t ask for a better Christmas gift, other than a home for the howlidays, of course!

Questions? Please contact Nicole Koch, Events Coordinator, at or (610) 750-6100 ext. 232.

Your donation is a gift that makes a difference in the lives of the animals in your community. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Check back for an updated list of 2022 participating locations.

Paws & Claus Pet and Family Photos with Santa – SAVE THE DATE!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
During the first weekend of December, our Paws & Claus Pet and Family Photos with Santa will take place at both Reading and Lancaster Humane PA Veterinary Hospitals.
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 12 PM – 4 PM – Paws & Claus Pet and Family Photos with Santa at Humane Veterinary Hospitals – Lancaster
    • 2195 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Sunday, December 4th, 12 PM – 4 PM – Paws & Claus Pet and Family Photos with Santa at Humane Veterinary Hospitals – Reading
    • 1729 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604

Pet photos with Santa Paws are $10 for the first photo, and $5 for each additional photo. Now’s your chance to capture the perfect memories, just in time for the howliday season!

The fun doesn’t stop there. After photos with Santa Paws, stop by the LSJ Studios table to make your very own holiday paw print decoration! Choose from three different ORIGINAL designs and bring your furry friends to immortalize their prints while adding to your Holiday decorations! Each design is $25 and there will be DIY kits available for purchase as well.

We will also be offering complimentary hot chocolate and Pup Cups, as well as Holiday crafts for the kids!

Donations of wet and dry dog or cat food for the animals in our care would also be greatly appreciated.

Learn about our Pay-What-You-Can Clinics

Pay-What-You-Can clinics allow pet caretakers to pay whatever they can afford– all, some, or nothing – based on what they can afford. Every dollar Humane Pennsylvania collected at these clinics allows us to pay it forward to those in need at the next clinic, so please pay what you can!

Throughout the year, Humane Pennsylvania is offering pay-what-you-can vaccine & microchip clinics.

>> Read more and check out our current clinic dates and locations.

Our Walk-In Clinic is now open!

Our walk-in clinic is accepting patients every Monday (Lancaster) or Wednesday (Reading).

Try Humane Pennsylvania’s Healthy Pets Walk-In Clinic! It’s like a human walk-in clinic, but for animals! Limited wellness services are available without an appointment for only 60% of standard veterinary fees.


>> Read more about the Humane Pennsylvania Walk-In Clinic

The Humane PA Healthy Pets Walk-In Clinic is made possible through the generosity of the Giorgi Family Foundation, Jay Rosenson (In Memory of Elaine Rosenson), and donors like you!