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OUR MISSION

Rescue and rehabilitate the severely neglected and abused

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What is Speranza Animal Rescue?

Speranza Animal Rescue is a non-profit, 100% volunteer run rescue, rehabilitation center and sanctuary, committed to saving the most abused and neglected animals with the goal of finding loving homes for as many of them as possible.  Speranza is located on a 17.5 acre horse farm in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, which provides the perfect setting to offer time, patience and love to those animals needing a second chance.   Speranza, which means “hope” in Italian, is an all-breed rescue focusing on Pit Bulls and other Bully Breeds.

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What Does Speranza Do?

Speranza Animal Rescue rescues animals, mainly dogs, from a variety of situations; animals saved have come from owners surrendering, dogs on the euthanasia list at kill-shelters and from unimaginable cases of abuse, neglect and misfortune.  Speranza takes on cases regardless of the medical costs associated and provides all of the top-notch veterinary care necessary and accepts dogs with behavioral issues that most rescue organizations won’t consider.  

Each animal is treated for any ailments, given time to adjust and then evaluated to determine if that animal needs rehabilitation or if it can be adopted to a loving family.  If an animal has behavioral issues that prevent it from being safely rehomed, but can be safely managed at Speranza, the animal will live out its natural life at the Speranza farm.

Read the full story of Speranza and more info on all of the dogs in rehab.

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How Does Speranza Do It?

Speranza Animal Rescue is funded entirely by donations from our generous supporters and is manned exclusively by volunteers.  It takes a village to provide everything needed for the 50 dogs at the rescue, 15 more in foster care and the other animals on the farm.  The Speranza mission to save the most abused and neglected animals would not be possible without the continuous donations and annual fundraising efforts.

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Upcoming Events


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September 8, 2018 - speranza's 3rd annual gala for hope presented by dillsburg veterinary center - themed "a night at the pawscars" 

We are extremely excited to be hosting our 3rd Annual Speranza Animal Rescue Gala for Hope Presented by Dillsburg Veterinary Center themed “A Night at the PAW-scars.”  The Gala for Hope will be held at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel on September 8th, 2018.  All proceeds will go directly towards supporting Speranza Animal Rescue’s mission of saving the most abused and neglected dogs.

Click here to buy your tickets now! 

The Gala for Hope will be held in the Commonwealth Ballroom from 7 -10 PM.  The Gala for Hope will feature:

  • Light Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash Bar
  • Silent auction
  • Dessert bar
  • PAWscars Award Show Hosted by Steph and Jenna Clay from Hot 106.7

Admission to the Gala for Hope is $65 per person.

There will also be a VIP Yappy Hour from 6 – 7 PM in the Pennsylvania Ballroom with outdoor terrace.  The Yappy Hour will feature:

  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
  • Open bar
  • Opportunity to vote on a special Pawscar category
  • All features listed above in Gala for Hope

Admission to the VIP Yappy Hour and the Gala for Hope is $100 per person.

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel with a discounted rate.  Call and make reservations as soon as possible, please.


october 6 (rain date oct 13), 2018 - pumpkinfest presented by dillsburg veterinary center

Please join us at the Speranza farm for our 6th Annual Pumpkinfest presented by Dillsburg Veterinary Center! We will be turning the whole farm into a fall festival for the whole family - food, games, vendors, adoptable dogs, Speranza merchandise, Libre merchanidse, Libre will be meeting/taking pictures with his fans, a bake sale, make your own scarecrows, you can buy pumpkins and mums and so much more!!!!! 

Pumpkinfest will run from noon - 5PM Saturday October 6th with a rain date of Saturday October 13th. 

No pets allowed.

 

 

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Featured Sponsors

 
  Thank you so much to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for another amazing donation through the Share the Love event.    On March 30th, we received notice that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg is donating another $17,600 to Speranza.  Being part of the Share the Love event and having the continued support of Faulkner Subaru allows us to keep saving the most abused and neglected! 

Thank you so much to Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg for another amazing donation through the Share the Love event.    On March 30th, we received notice that Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg is donating another $17,600 to Speranza.  Being part of the Share the Love event and having the continued support of Faulkner Subaru allows us to keep saving the most abused and neglected!