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The Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to creating a no-kill community for companion animals. We promote spay/neuter assistance, adoptions, fostering, training, and educating the community on responsible pet ownership.

Your donation today helps us continue the vital work of helping animals in need. Every dollar makes a difference. You may mail a donation by check or money order to: CPAA, 180 Walden Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 or make a secure donation on-line using one of the buttons below.

The Cari Stailey Memorial Emergency Medical Fund

The animal rescue community suffered a loss on October 5, 2014 with the tragic death of Cari Stailey, age 32, of Etters. Cari was a graduate of Red Land High School and worked as an Insurance Administrator for Eric Unger, DDS, Mechanicsburg.

Cari was the proud mom of two rescued dogs, Rondo and Brinn.  Cari lived for Rondo and Brinn; they were like her children, and she spared no expense for them. Sadly, Brinn passed away in Cari’s arms a few weeks before Cari was killed. Cari will be remembered by all who loved her as a giving, lovely person with a huge heart. She was always trying to make the world a better place for those who were less fortunate.

CPAA has named its Emergency Medical Fund in Cari’s memory. This fund helps to pay the medical bills for stray or abandoned dogs and cats with severe injuries or illnesses, who are rescued by CPAA or its member rescues.

HOPE (Hounds of Prison Education)

Pairing needy dogs with inmates for training and behavioral rehabilitation so the dogs can move on to be adopted.

The HOPE (Hounds of Prison Education) Program was launched in March of 2005 in an effort to help more homeless animals find their way into forever homes. Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance (CPAA), the HOPE Program works in conjunction with the PA State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill and CPAA member rescues. The program pairs carefully screened inmates with needy dogs for a period of several weeks to several months. The inmates work together with a professional trainer, prison staff and HOPE volunteers to provide the dogs with basic obedience training, socialization, behavior modification and one-on-one attention. The dogs involved in the program graduate with a wealth of valuable skills that help give them a paw up on finding a home.

DeSex in the City Spay/Neuter Program

Provides low-cost surgeries for dogs and cats in central Pennsylvania
The cornerstone to stop the killing of homeless pets is spaying and neutering; if we can prevent dogs and cats from being born through spaying and neutering, we can prevent them from being killed.  Since its inception in 2005, CPAA’s De-Sex in the City spay/neuter and vaccine program has fixed thousands of dogs and cats in central Pennsylvania, thereby saving the lives of tens of thousands of animals.
De-Sex in the City assists pet owners in getting their pets fixed and vaccinated at an affordable cost.  We do require that pet owners be on government assistance or demonstrate financial need to get their pets fixed through De-Sex in the City.  However, for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes, there is no financial requirement.  Please note that vaccines are provided ONLY at the time of the spay/neuter surgery.  CPAA does not offer vaccines alone.
Once payment is made and the requested information submitted, the vet office that partners with CPAA closest to where you live will contact you within 1 to 3 days to set up the appointment.  CPAA partners with Good Hope Animal Hospital in Mechanicsburg and Cape Horn Veterinary Hospital in Red Lion.

Pawsitive Alternatives

Pawsitive Alternatives will pair foster homes with professional trainers to help guide them down the difficult path of helping a dog recover from severe trauma, abuse and/or neglect.

Click here to obtain a training request form.
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