We’re Indiana’s only open admission, truly no-kill animal shelter.

News & Announcements

  • It's the Final Countdown!

    The New Year and IRS are headed this way. Please make your "last chance" deductible donation now so we can give more second chances in 2018.

    Donate Now!
  • Meet the Featured 12

    They’ve waited longer for homes than any other animals in our care. Some are seniors. Some have special needs. All deserve a home for the holidays.

    The Featured 12
  • Our Holiday Wish List

    Our letter to Santa is in the mail! Here's our list of most needed items.

    Holiday Wish List
  • Video Now Available!

    MUST SEE! Check out our Tinsel & Tails video presentation of the year's most remarkable adoption & survivor stories.

    View Video
  • Now Open!

    Learn about our NEW resale boutique located at 1109 S. 10th St. in Noblesville.

    Check it out!
  • Featured Dog: Rumor

    Rumor is one of our Featured 12. The story of her life is heartbreaking, but you can change her ending.

    Rumor's Story
  • Featured Kitty: Ursula

    Ursula is quiet and demure, loving and attentive. This sweet 10 yr old girl arrived with her sister...and longs to be home again.

    About Ursula
  • Shop Our Wish List

    It's easier to help HSHC than you think. In fact, you can simply pick up a few extra items on your next trip to the store! Check out our wish list to see what we need most.

    Shop Now


The Humane Society for Hamilton County is currently Indiana’s only open admission, truly no-kill animal shelter, but we hope that changes. We give every treatable, savable, rehabilitatable animal the second chance it deserves.

With your support, we always will.

our story by the numbers


Animals Received in 2016


2016 HSHC Placement Rate Percentage


2016 National Placement Rate Percentage


Percentage of Budget From Individual Donations


Percentage of Revenue Used for Medical-Related Expenses


Years In Operation

  • 01.

    Time Is Money

    And the more volunteers we have, the farther every dollar goes. Day-in, day-out, our amazing volunteers help provide the love, care, and organizational support needed to help every animal find its forever home.

  • 02.

    Open Homes Open Hearts

    Our foster network provides stressed animals with a break from shelter life, sick animals a quiet place to recover, and pets with behavior challenges more experience in a home setting.

    Plus, fostering helps ensure we always have kennels and cages available for incoming animals.


  • 03.

    Innovation In Action

    From Pets Healing Vets, which pairs Indiana veterans suffering from PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury with emotional support animals, to our Survivor Program, which provides emergency medical care, you’ll find plenty of ways to plug in and help.

  • 04.

    Knowledge is Power

    The more you know, the more you can help. Sign up for our newsletter, learn what to do if you need to report an abused, lost, or found animal, get pet training tips and tricks, find animal-related services in your area, and much more!

Meet Our Corporate Sponsors

Adoption Success Story: Leo

Read Leo's Story

When Leo, a 12-year-old blind and diabetic Pomeranian, was surrendered to HSHC, he was NOT happy about it. Who could blame him? We don’t have people lining up for small, blind, angry dogs who need daily insulin shots.

So, one of our employees took Leo home for three months of R&R — which made all the difference. A wonderful family saw his feature on Facebook and took Leo on a foster basis. After a month, his foster Dad, Mom and two 4-legged sisters decided he was home for good. Thank you for rescuing a special needs senior!

  • Your facility is a truly special place, and you never give up.

    Kim Zabinski

  • Fostering is my way of giving back to the animals who haven’t found their forever homes yet.

    Alex Patten

  • HSHC makes it very easy to get involved and be a part of something wonderful!

    Christy Baugh

  • HSHC does such a wonderful job of taking care of so many homeless, neglected babies!

    Michele Lassaux-Harlan

  • God bless you and your staff for being the animals’ best chance for a second chance.

    Kim Zabinski

  • I’m very fortunate to be able to contribute to the HSHC on a regular basis!

    Michele Lassaux-Harlan

Love & Let Live

Every animal deserves a second chance at love — and life. We invite you to be part of the solution and give back to the animals who give us so much.