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

News & Announcements

  • Tinsel & Tails

    November 16, 2017-- This is our premier event of the year held at Ritz Charles. Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring the years most remarkable adoption stories.

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  • 2017 Matching Campaign

    Help us reach our $30,000 goal in November and it will be matched dollar for dollar by our Board of Directors and some very special donors.

    Double Your Donation NOW!

    November 11, 2017--We are so excited to announce the grand opening of our NEW resale boutique located at 1109 S. 10th St. in Noblesville.

    Check it out!
  • Featured Dog: Kato

    Please don't pass me by! I am a 4-year-old, handsome Old English Bulldog mix who has been waiting for my forever home since April of this year!

    About Kato
  • Featured Kitty: Lily

    Lily is a tiny little thing, but she knows her mind. And she'd like for you to give her lots of loving. Lily is a 10-year-old, 8 pounds, female, black and brown tabby.

    About Lily
  • Watch Our Story

    Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families. Learn more about our story!

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  • 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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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.