LOVE & LET LIVE

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

News & Announcements

  • 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: Tinki

    Don’t let Tinki’s 11 years fool you - she’s a spry little feline!
    Note from Tinki: I qualify for the PAWS program if you’re 55+! Come meet me and take me home, I’m ready!

    About Tinki
  • It's Raining Cats!

    Cat season is at its peak. We have 265 cats ready to go to their FURever homes. Soak up the saving, and adopt TODAY!
    6mo. - 6 yrs. - $30
    7 yrs. and older - $20

    See Our Adoptable Cats
  • Watch Our New Video!

    HSHC: What You Need - We hope you'll watch, and SHARE, and consider coming in to see us with that open mind and heart.

    Watch Video
  • Watch Our Story

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

    Watch Video
  • 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

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

3166

Animals Received in 2016

98

2016 HSHC Placement Rate Percentage

36

2016 National Placement Rate Percentage

43

Percentage of Budget From Individual Donations

17

Percentage of Revenue Used for Medical-Related Expenses

33

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.