LOVE & LET LIVE

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

News & Announcements

  • New Corporate Video

    Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families. Learn more about HSHC in our NEW corporate video!

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  • EXTENDED: Homeward Bound for the Holidays

    UNTIL JAN 31st! Each of our 5 Homeward Bound featured animals still waiting for their forever home will be a $12 Adoption Fee and will include an AMAZING Gift Package!

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  • Featured Dog: Korbin

    Meet Korbin! Korbin is a 6-year-old Great Dane/ Retriever mix who loves car rides and is also part of our Homeward Bound for the Holidays Campaign! Come in and meet Korbin!

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  • Featured Kitty: Carly

    Carly is a 2 ½ year old gray and white domestic shorthair female. She is small, sweet and is heartworm positive.. Think about giving Carly the forever home she needs!

    Learn more about Carly
  • 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.

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THEIR BEST CHANCE
FOR A SECOND
CHANCE

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

3102

Animals Received in 2015

98

2015 HSHC Placement Rate Percentage

36

2015 National Placement Rate Percentage

40

Percentage of Budget From Individual Donations

16

Percentage of Revenue Used for Medical-Related Expenses

32

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!

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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.