The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is one of the few open admission, truly no-kill shelters in the country. Not only does HSHC serve and rescue the unwanted, sick and abused animals of Hamilton County, but also hundreds of animals each year at risk for euthanasia in other Indiana shelters.
As our daily operation in Hamilton County continues, we rely on donations, fundraising events, corporate sponsors and grants to fund 80% of our $2.1M annual operating budget. It costs approximately $450 per month to provide shelter, food and loving care to more than 3,000 animals each year. The average length of time an animal waits for a home is one month. If supporting the daily care of the animals speaks to your heart, you can become a Love & Let Live Supporter with an automatic, monthly gift.
You’ll receive a notification when you sign up as a Love & Let Live Supporter, and then you’ll receive a tax acknowledgment summarizing your total contributions for the year in January.
A monthly donation of $75 for a minimum of 12 months will cover the cost of daily care for two animals for 30 days. Supporters who donate $50 or more each month will receive our exclusive Love & Let Live wearable pin and car cling! Look for your pin and cling within 30 days of your first gift.
HSHC has an average of 350 animals in its care on any given day. The daily cost to provide basic care and shelter per animal is $15. This does not include any medical or life-saving care they may require. So our total daily cost to simply keep a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, and ensure they’re living the best quality life possible in a clean shelter, is approximately $5,250 per day.
They’re counting on us, so we’re counting on you.