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Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation

mechanicsburg Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 311
mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055
Phone: 717-697-3377
The Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, Inc. (HOKAFI) is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter for dogs and cats located in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The shelter is run by a dedicated corps of volunteers and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Foundation depends entirely on the private sector for funding through donations, membership dues, grants and fundraising activities.

The shelter, founded by Helen Opperman Krause, now sits on approximately two acres of landscaped grounds in a rural community and consists of a state-of-the-art main cat shelter built in 1999, a cat shelter annex and a dog kennel. At any given time, this complex is home to as many as 140 cats and kittens and 10 dogs.

Many years ago, shortly after she and her husband resolved to take on: "No More Pets", Helen Krause received a phone call from a woman wanting to turn over an abandoned kitten. Recalling the incident in her 1980 book named after that resolution, Helen said: "There's a yes and a no in my vocabulary. Disuse has made the no so weak I automatically said yes". To all who knew her, or of her, Helen's yes epitomized the highest hopes for humankind. It also has made her a legend in her own time.

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