Cumberland County Animal Shelter

Find Cumberland County Pennsylvania animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Animal Haven 3923 Emil Ridge Drive Mechanicsburg PA 17050


Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance 1802 Silver Pine Circle Mechanicsburg PA 17050 717-503-8371

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter 1 East King Street Shippensburg PA 17257 717-477-8025

Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation PO Box 311 Mechanicsburg PA 17055 717-697-3377

Humane Society of Harrisburg - West Shore 710 Eppley Road Mechanicsburg PA 17055 717-697-5847

Personalized Greyhounds 128 Old Ford Drive Camp Hill PA 17011 717-761-3317

Preservation of Animal Welfare & Safety PO Box 855 Camp Hill PA 17001 717-957-8122

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.