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Humane PA Celebrates National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day With Adoption Event

by Humane Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2022

Humane Pennsylvania is celebrating National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, which officially takes place on Saturday, April 30th with a three-day, fee-waived adoption event. From Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st, Humane Pennsylvania is giving community members the opportunity to adopt a shelter dog, cat, or critter, and ALL adoption fees will be waived at the Berks and Lancaster County adoption centers thanks to our generous sponsors, Rob and Margy, in memory of Barbara V. Andrews.

Rob and Margy, sponsors of this special event, express their support for Humane Pennsylvania and animals in need, “We chose to sponsor Humane Pennsylvania because we know from first-hand volunteering experience that they do a fine job taking care of their rescued animals. We also wanted to honor our late cousin, Barbara V. Andrews, because she was always best friends with her own rescued pets, including Ma, Pumpkin and Bea.”

Adopters wishing to provide a loving home for shelter animals are encouraged to visit the shelter campuses or All potential adopters are required to go through Humane Pennsylvania’s diligent adoption screening process (approval is not guaranteed).

Adoptions include:

  • Humane Pennsylvania’s 30-day Adoption Health Supplement
  • Spaying or neutering (prior to adoption)
  • Vaccinations (including current rabies vaccination) and de-worming medication
  • Flea treatment
  • Microchipping and chip registration
  • Free 1 lb. bag of Science Diet pet food

Adoption locations and details:

Humane League of Lancaster County

Hours of Operation: 10am – 5pm (Adoption Hours: 10am – 4pm)

Location: 2195 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602

Freedom Center for Animal Life-Saving

Hours of Operation: 10am – 5pm (Adoption Hours: 10am – 4pm)

Location: 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604

To view Humane Pennsylvania’s available adoptable animals, visit at or meet them at the shelter, in-person, during scheduled operating hours. For more information about adoptions, please call the Humane League of Lancaster County at 717-393-6551 or email [email protected] or call the Freedom Center for Animal Life-Saving at 610-921-2348 or email [email protected].

Humane Pennsylvania is an innovative national leader in animal welfare, with adoption centers, accredited non-profit veterinary hospitals, emergency animal rescue services, community pet assistance programs, an animal-focused charitable foundation, and a free, public dog park.

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