Dear Friends,

Our dream has come true. In just a few short months, we will be moving into a state-of-the-art facility spanning 40,000 sq. ft. at our new location in Fishers. It is the moment we’ve been praying for all these years. Finally, the animals will have the quality of life they deserve as they wait for homes, and the people who care for them will have the resources to provide it.

Dogs will have areas to exercise…and cats will have indoor catios with ample sunlight and fresh air. An Education Center will allow us to expand our community outreach programs and safely offer youth volunteer opportunities. A Medical Center will give us a place to treat hundreds of injured and seriously ill animals who arrive each year. We’ve built a brighter future for not just Hamilton County’s animals, but also thousands of Hoosier animals at risk for euthanasia in other Indiana shelters.

Our excitement of realizing a decade long dream has been greatly impacted by COVID. While our plans to move our operation in the Spring are very much on track, we are worried about the unknowns of how COVID will impact our operating budget in 2021. The impact was devastating to our fundraising events and many other initiatives in 2020. Loyal supporters like you helped us weather the storm. But as you can imagine, the move into our new facility will come with increased operating expenses. While we certainly planned for that…we didn’t plan for COVID.

As one of the only open admission, truly no-kill shelters in the country, you have our commitment to do whatever it takes to give every animal the chance to live, love, and be loved. But we are going to need your support more than ever before  as we transition into our new home while navigating these unprecedented times.

Whether it’s purchasing an engraved brick to be included in the Memorial Plaza of the new facility, or an automatic, monthly donation to help fund daily animal care, every dollar you donate saves lives.

On behalf of our team and the animals who are counting on us, we hope the New Year blesses you and yours with good health and a bounty of unconditional, four (or three) legged love.


Rebecca Stevens, President/CEO

Their Brighter Future...Your Legacy

Commemorative Bricks

The Memorial Plaza in our new facility offers a beautiful canvas for you to honor the life of someone special with an engraved brick.  Small and large bricks are available. Orders must be placed by January 15, 2021, to be included in time for our SPRING 2021 Grand Opening!



Plaques for Cat Condos & Kennels

Quality-engraved, naming plaques may also be purchased for individual cat condos, multiple cat condos, and dog kennels throughout the facility.  These are life-long naming opportunities to your legacy will forever be a part of ours.


Other Naming Opportunities

As we continue the build out of our new home, additional opportunities will become available including benches and other outdoor areas. And, there are still two major opportunities left for those interested in an even more impactful legacy gift.


Protect Their Future

While we’ve raised the funds to build our new facility, we still need to  establish a critically needed, operating endowment to protect the future. The 2021 fundraising goal is $2M…and we’re just getting started. Note, there is a naming opportunity for the first individual to make a lead gift!


Watch Our Journey

Update through November 2020!

UPDATE: August 29, 2020

UPDATE: June 23, 2020



‘The Bones’ Video