The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is an award-winning, nationally-recognized organization that serves Hamilton County as an open-admission, no-kill shelter. We serve as both the Humane Society and Animal Control facility for the county taking in over 3,000 unwanted, neglected, abused, and seriously injured animals each year.
We believe every companion animal deserves a chance to live, love, and be loved, regardless of age, breed, disability, special medical needs, time, or space. And while we receive some of the most difficult to save and place pets imaginable, HSHC consistently achieves an annual average placement rate of 98%.
The last 12 years of exponential growth in Hamilton County–and operating in a facility without several critical areas such as an arrival space for cats, a quarantine area for contagious animals, a recovery area for the injured, and adequate meeting/office space—have driven us far beyond our capacity and available resources.
Even more challenging are the quality of life issues that impact both animals and people. Without noise control measures in the kennel, our dogs, staff, and visitors are often overcome by the deafening noise. Without windows in the animal areas of our building, the cats never see sunlight or enjoy fresh air. Without adequate outdoor space, the dogs often go without proper exercise and are limited to walks through a busy parking lot.
With your support, we are going to change this.
We are so excited to announce that the construction of a world-class shelter designed to save more lives, expand our community outreach programs, and provide a happier and healthier life for the animals, will begin in March 2020 at our new location at the corner of 106th Street and Hague Rd. in Fishers. And, after launching our Building a Brighter Future for Hamilton County & Hoosier Animals Capital Campaign on November 16, 2018– we are well on our way to our campaign goal of $12M for the construction of the new facility, and an additional $2M to establish an operating endowment.
With approximately 80% of our campaign goal now achieved–we are looking to you to help get us the rest of the way. Several naming opportunities are still available if you would like to make a legacy gift in honor or memory of someone special (human, canine, or feline). Of course, your tax deductible donation of any amount makes all the difference.
It is with urgent need we ask that you consider supporting us in what will truly change the future of animal welfare in our community.
Leave Your Mark
The Memorial Plaza of the Humane Society for Hamilton County’s new, state-of-the-art facility offers a beautiful canvas for you to honor the life of someone special with an engraved brick. Whether it’s a gift to honor the living, or a way to honor those passed, this is a lasting way to become a part of the brighter future we’re building for the animals who need us the most.
Order now so your brick(s) will be installed in time for our Spring 2021 Grand Opening!
HSHC is an open-admission, no-kill shelter that currently operates in a county-owned building next to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and 4H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. We’ve been out of space and resources for a decade. Watch this short video to see why the need is both great and urgent.
Our community outreach programs make life better through the undeniable power pets have to heal the heart and mind. Our efforts reach far beyond Hamilton County and always have. And now, we can do even more.
After 5 years of research and planning, our dream of building a world-class animal wellness center unlike any other in the state of Indiana, and one of the best in the United States, is now a reality.
Thanks to extraordinary gifts from The Steven J. Cage Foundation, Samerian Foundation, Sheri Ridge, Dr. Mark and Vanessa Roth, the Hamilton County Council & Commissioners, our Board of Directors, and other generous lead gift donors, the new facility is 80% funded. Now, we need YOU.
Watch Our Journey
UPDATE: August 29, 2020
UPDATE: July 24, 2020
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UPDATE: June 23, 2020