Rotary Club of Harrisburg Members Put the Power of Rotary to Work for Kittens at the Humane Society of Harrisburg
The mission of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. is clear and very straight forward.  It is to build a better community for pets and people through compassion, protection, education and collaboration.  At the same time, these few words cover a lot of responsibilities to our pet friends.
At the helm of this critical community resource is Rotary Club of Harrisburg (RCH) member Amy Kaunas the Executive Director for the Humane Society.  Spend just 10 minutes with Kaunas and you understand her commitment to the Society and RCH.  Passions with her full gusto.
To get a sense of the impact of the Society, a quick look at important numbers tells a story:
  • More than 10,000 animals assisted every year
  • Animals in the Society’s care at any time 500
  • 500,000 people served in the Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry community service area
The Society assists animals and owners with residential care, an adoption program, low-cost veterinary clinics, a pet food bank, counseling services and much more.  The shelter employs more than 50 full-time and part-time employees and operates with a $2.4 million budget.
Recently as part of the Club’s Service Project Monday community outreach, members volunteered to help the Society with a major need. 
Participating were Amy Kaunas, Ellen Brown, DGE Juliet Altenburg, Susan Anthony, and Wendell Hoover and family.