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Humane Pennsylvania relies entirely on services fees and donations from the community. Our Humane Pennsylvania Partner Organizations try to make giving easy and fun by having awesome special and fundraising events in their local communities. We know people want to support the work we do for animals but we also know that no one likes to go to an event that’s a total drag! We know you’ll find a great and fun event near you- and most are “pets welcome!”- which will offer the chance to do good and have fun at the same time.

Check out some featured highlighted events listed below or view our full Humane Pennsylvania calendar including complete event listings at some of our partner organizations in Berks and Lancaster Counties!


ART FOR ARF’S SAKE AUCTION benefiting Humane Pennsylvania is an auction party freak-out, featuring amazing art created by local, regional, and national artists, as well as amazing items, antiques, and packages! There’s always a great silent auction, raffle tables, loads of great food, plus complimentary beer and wine service. Our auction brings artwork and experiences from the quirky to the sublime to our friends and supporters for an outrageous night of bidding & entertainment, and it all benefits the animals! 2018’s auction is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at The Santander Performing Arts Center.


Mark your calendars  for the 41st ANNUAL WALK FOR THE ANIMALS & WALKTOBERFEST to take place at FirstEnergy Stadium (home of the Reading Fightin Phils) on September, 15 2018! Walk for the Animals benefits the animals and programs of the Humane Society of Berks County and the Humane League of Lancaster County. While walking for the animals, you’ll be helping to raise funds and awareness to improve the lives of animals and the people who love them – and having lots of fun doing it!


At the request of many supporters, we’ve transformed the Tailwagger’s Trot into the TAILWAGGER’S TRICK OR TREAT, a family fun fall festival with music, animal contests, and an all-around good time. Taking place at Buchanan Park in Lancaster on October 13, 2018, this event is completely free and open to the public thanks to corporate sponsors! Grab a leash, grab your kids (two-legged and four) and swing by for an afternoon of fun and games!


Santa Paws is coming to town in December 1, 2018! Visit the Humane League of Lancaster County and the Humane Society of Berks County for a howlin’ happy kickoff to the holiday season with Santa photos, bake sales, raffle prizes and more! And, if you choose adoption during our HOWLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, your new pet will receive a small gift from Santa Paws! Visit our event page for all the details.

To check out all upcoming events visit our Humane Pennsylvania Events Calendar.

Interested in being a vendor at one or more of our Humane Pennsylvania events? It’s a great way to promote your business and support the animals at the same time.

>> Reach out to our Events & Donor Relations Manager, Lauren Henderson, for more information!