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Seeing is believing when it comes to our truly no-kill approach to animal welfare. Browse our video library and press releases below to see why we’re able to make such an impact — and how you can too!

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    Love & Let Live

    As the only open admission, truly no-kill animal shelter in Indiana, we do things a little differently. A lot, actually. Learn about our mission, how we further it, and what you can do to help.

  • 02.

    Our Video Case Statement

    We’ve been out of space in our current facility for nearly a decade operating with significant spacial and operational challenges such as no intake/arrival area designed for cats, a quarantine area, a recovery area for the injured, a surgical suite, or outside space for the dogs to exercise to name a few. The fact we’ve evolved into one of the country’s few open-admission, truly No-Kill shelters is absolutely remarkable and a testament to our staff, board, and volunteers’ relentless support of our mission. It’s a testament to you.

    Words alone cannot do justice to the sense of urgency we have in building a better future.

    Please watch and see for yourself.

    (The good news is, we’re on our way.  See update HERE.)

     

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    Watch the Most Amazing Survivor & Adoption Stories of 2017

    Grab a box of Kleenex and settle in for the best HSHC rescue stories of 2017. This video compilation showcases our favorite memories, big saves, and touching adoptions of the year and was originally aired at Tinsel & Tails 2017.

    Want to walk down memory lane? See our 2016 video here.

  • 04.

    Pit Bull Angels

    The breed may have a bad rap, but we’re working to change the reputation of Pit Bull Terriers (and mixes) one dog at a time. Working with us are the many dedicated owners and fosters (we call them Pit Bull Angels) who love and advocate for the bully breeds.

    See what real owners of pit bulls have to say about why they love the breed — and why you should consider adding one of these big-grinning, big-hearted pooches to your family.

  • 05.

    Pets Healing Vets

    There aren’t always win-win solutions to problems, but Pets Healing Vets is certainly one of them. This innovative program pairs veterans with TBI and/or PTSD with rescue dogs who are specially suited to comfort them and help them reintegrate into civilian life. Learn more about Pets Healing Vets.

    See the impact on our veterans in our featured stories of 2017.

  • 06.

    Bad to the Bone

    They were bouncing off the walls. They guarded food and toys. They had unreal ball drive. They were labeled “unadoptable.”

    But, at HSHC, we saw potential where no one else did. See the amazing stories of how these dogs are now serving and protecting innocent lives around the world!

Recent Press Releases

6th Annual Ruff Ride and NEW VIP Nite Benefiting Pets Healing Vets

6th Annual Ruff Ride and NEW VIP Nite Benefiting Pets Healing Vets
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – The Humane Society for Hamilton County will be holding the 6th Annual Ruff Ride & VIP Nite at the new, state of the art Harley Davidson of Indianapolis store in Fishers on  June 22-23, 2018, with net proceeds benefiting their Pets Healing Vets Program.
VIP Nite kicks off the Ruff Ride weekend on Friday, June 22, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and is open to both non-riders and those participating in the Ruff Ride on Saturday.  The event will give guests the chance to experience the new Harley Davidson facility and meet veterans in our program and their support pets. Appetizers will be provided by Sullivan’s Steakhouse along with complimentary wine and beer from Monarch Beverage and Sun King, a silent auction, and adoptable dogs.  Comedic group, The Electric Amish, also known as the the “men in black – and white,” will be performing their greatest hits.
The Ruff Ride is Saturday, June 23, with registration and lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The police escorted ride starts at 1:00 p.m. on following a scenic route through Hamilton County. Following the ride, attendees will have an all access pass to the after party featuring live music from Groove Smash, dessert, and more!
The Ruff Ride and VIP Nite supports Pets Healing Vets, a program fully funded and facilitated by the Humane Society for Hamilton County. Pets Healing Vets pairs Hoosier Veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury with emotional support animals. There are currently over 25 veterans and their pets in the program.
Combo tickets to VIP Nite and The Ruff Ride are $60. VIP Nite tickets only are $45 in advance and $55 at the door (if not sold out). Tickets for the Ruff Ride are $40/rider in advance and $45 day of the ride. Visit www.TheRuffRide.com for more information and to purchase tickets. VIP Nite attendees must be 21 or older for admission.
About the Humane Society for Hamilton County
The mission of the Humane Society for Hamilton County is “Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families.” HSHC serves as both the animal control facility and Humane Society for Hamilton County, and as such, receives partial funding (approximately 20%) from Hamilton County. The majority of HSHC’s operation is funded by individual donations. HSHC is one of the few open-admission, truly “No-Kill” organizations in the United States in that it does not euthanize animals for time, space, treatable injuries, illnesses or rehabilitatable behavior issues regardless of age, breed, disability or special needs. HSHC also serves the community with a variety of unique programs like the Survivor Program and Pets Healing Vets (www.PetsHealingVets.com ). The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States.
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10th Annual Wine, Wags & Whiskers

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – The Humane Society for Hamilton County will be holding the 10th Annual Wine, Wags & Whiskers on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel.

The evening features delicious hors d’oeuvres and tempting sweets, a silent auction with over 100 unique items, Kendra Scott Jewelry Pull and equally tempting adoptable animals who’ll steal your heart.

American Jazz harpist, Jan Aldridge-Clark, will be performing her unique stylings of Swing, Bossa Nova, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Pop while guests sample dozens of wines that will be available for purchase at an exclusive discount for attendees only.

Wine, Wags & Whiskers is a critical fundraising event supporting the shelter’s daily operation and Survivor Program which funds the life-saving medical care for thousands of animals each year. “This event is perfect for the wine connoisseur, a business looking to entertain special customers or reward employees with an amazing experience, or for animal lovers just looking to have a great time for a great cause,” said Rebecca Stevens, President & CEO of the Humane Society.  “All net proceeds from the event will have an immediate and direct impact on our ability to give over 3,100 animals who will pass through our doors this year the chance to live, love and be loved.”

General admission tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. VIP tickets are $85 in advance and $95 at the door (if available). Corporate Packages and VIP Tables seating 10 guests are available for $900 or $1,500 but are limited.  Attendees must be 21 or older for admission.  Visit www.WineWagsandWhiskers.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Wine, Wags & Whiskers is presented by Crown Liquors, VCA Animal Hospitals, Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, Harding Poorman, Paradigm Media, and Steaming Kettle Studio. The VIP Experience Lounge is sponsored by Curran Architecture, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Shrout Family Chiropractic, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

About the Humane Society for Hamilton County

The mission of the Humane Society for Hamilton County is “Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families.” HSHC serves as both the animal control facility and Humane Society for Hamilton County, and as such, receives partial funding (approximately 22%) from Hamilton County. The majority of HSHC’s operation is funded by individual donations. HSHC is one of the few open-admission, truly “No-Kill” organizations in the United States in that it does not euthanize animals for time, space, treatable injuries, illnesses or rehabilitatable behavior issues regardless of age, breed, disability or special needs. HSHC also serves the community with a variety of unique programs like the Survivor Program and Pets Healing Vets (www.PetsHealingVets.com). The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States.

Fill Your Hearts, Not Your Carts

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – This Black Friday, give and receive the gift of love to one (or two) of over 300 pets in our care. The Humane Society for Hamilton County will be offering $5.00 adoptions* on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The hope is people will considering filling their hearts and not their carts this Friday as hundreds of unwanted, neglected and abused pets wait for the only thing on their wish lists this holiday season–a home.
“We struggle every day to keep up with the volume of new intakes,” said Executive Director Rebecca Stevens. “But, it is the increase in abuse, neglect and senior pets that have been coming in–some surrendered by their owners at the age of 18 yrs old–that breaks our hearts the most.”
The $5 adoption fee includes: spay/neuter, at least one round of vaccines, a microchip, food, a free wellness exam with a participating veterinarian and multiple discounts on pet services from training and boarding to invisible fencing.  Families who adopt a pet on Friday will also have the chance to win a $100 Three Dog Bakery Gift Card.
*Some exclusions may apply

 

About the Humane Society for Hamilton County
The mission of the Humane Society for Hamilton County is “Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families.” HSHC serves as both the animal control facility and Humane Society for Hamilton County, and as such, receives partial funding (approximately 22%) from Hamilton County. The majority of HSHC’s operation is funded by individual donations. HSHC is one of the few open-admission, truly “No-Kill” organizations in the United States in that it does not euthanize animals for time, space, treatable injuries, illnesses or rehabilitatable behavior issues regardless of age, breed, disability or special needs. HSHC also serves the community with a variety of unique programs like the Survivor Program and Pets Healing Vets (www.PetsHealingVets.com). The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States.

Resale Boutique to benefit the Humane Society for Hamilton County

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is excited to announce the grand opening of Trends for Tails Resale Boutique (formerly TattleTails).
Trends for Tails is an upscale, donation based resale boutique located next to the Dollar General at 1109 S. 10th Street in Noblesville. The boutique features new and almost new women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and home decor.  The boutique is owned and operated by HSHC with 100% of net proceeds benefiting the shelter’s mission.
Guest of honor Teri Ditslear will assist HSHC Executive Director, Rebecca Stevens, with the ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. The Grand Opening festivities start at noon and will run until 4:00 p.m. The opening features refreshments, adoptable dogs, giveaways throughout the day, up to 50% off select items, and styling tips from a former Saks Fifth Avenue Style Advisor.
Hot chocolate will be provided by Culligan and Gigi’s Cupcakes will be on site to tickle your taste buds will delectable treats.
Grand Opening Details:
Date/Hours: November 11, 2017
                       10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
                 Noblesville, IN 46060
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About the Humane Society for Hamilton County
The mission of the Humane Society for Hamilton County is “Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families.” HSHC serves as both the animal control facility and Humane Society for Hamilton County, and as such, receives partial funding (approximately 22%) from Hamilton County. The majority of HSHC’s operation is funded by individual donations. HSHC is one of the few open-admission, truly “No-Kill” organizations in the United States in that it does not euthanize animals for time, space, treatable injuries, illnesses or rehabilitatable behavior issues regardless of age, breed, disability or special needs. HSHC also serves the community with a variety of unique programs like the Survivor Program and Pets Healing Vets (www.PetsHealingVets.com). The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States.

Humane Society for Hamilton County Brand Identity and Website Get a “Muzzle-Lift” Thanks to Pass It Forward

Noblesville, Ind., June 6, 2016

The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is very excited to announce the launch of the rebranding of their entire logo suite including a new corporate logo and tag line.  Their branding still falls within the red, white and blue palette but with a cleaner, more updated look.

“We enlisted the expertise of Creative Quarterback to help us update our logos and website so we could share our unique programs and life-saving philosophy through a more streamlined and cohesive branding strategy,” said Rebecca Stevens, Executive Director of the Humane Society.  “We have evolved so much over the last decade serving our community as not only one of the few open-admission, truly no-kill shelters in the country, but also one that offers unique programs like Pets Healing Vets.  We have added many events to our annual docket as well, each with a logo—so it was time to tie everything together with a more easily identified, singular color palette and theme.

The shelter’s new tagline,  “Love & Let Live,” speaks to HSHC’s no-kill philosophy of giving every adoptable animal who is savable, treatable or rehabilitatable a second chance at love and life.

“Marketing can make a big difference. That’s why companies invest so much time and money on branding, websites, and other marketing efforts,” says marketing agency Creative Quarterback’s Founder Nicole Ross. “Unfortunately, nonprofits rarely have that option. There are too many other demands for their dollars. As a result, a nonprofit’s public image and online presence often fail to reflect the professionalism and innovation of the organization itself.”

So Ross started a program called Pass It Forward to help non-profits overcome these obstacles. “When we started Pass It Forward, I wanted HSHC to be our first nonprofit partner organization–not only to help prove this creative giving model could work–but because I adopted one of my greatest loves from their facility in 2012, a senior Beagle named Penny.”

Ross and HSHC worked together to raise $16,105 utilized to fund the work of 11 freelancers who redesigned the shelter’s website, logo suite and marketing collateral, developed a new corporate video, and prepared all new templates for the shelter’s e-communication strategy and proposals. Creative Quarterback donated over $26,000 in services in addition to the funds raised to complete these projects.

“We look forward to building on this experience and finding more ways to Pass It Forward to other animal welfare organizations in the future,” said Ross.  “I’m blown away by the creativity, efficiency and generosity of the Creative Quarterback team,” said Stevens.  “Their creative vision, will no doubt, help us achieve ours.”

About Pass It Forward

Pass it Forward is a creative win-win program that dramatically improves the marketing and online presence of animal welfare nonprofits through teamwork.

About Creative Quarterback

Creative Quarterback is a 100% virtual marketing agency that drafts and manages teams of creative freelancers to give organizations without sufficient internal marketing resources access to big-boy creative talent and project management.

Learn more at www.creativequarterback.com.

About the Humane Society for Hamilton County

The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States. The mission of the Humane Society for Hamilton County is “Saving Lives. Educating Communities. Completing Families.” HSHC serves as both the animal control facility and Humane Society for Hamilton County, and as such, receives partial funding (approximately 23%) from Hamilton County. The majority of HSHC’s operation is funded by individual donations.   HSHC is one of the few open-admission, truly “No-Kill” organizations in the United States in that it does not euthanize animals for time, space, treatable injuries, illnesses or rehabilitatable behavior issues regardless of age, breed, disability or special needs.  HSHC also serves the community with a variety of unique programs like the Survivor Program and Pets Healing Vets (www.PetsHealingVets.com).

Learn more at www.hamiltonhumane.com.

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.