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.
From Pets Healing Vets to our Survivor Program, PAWS (Seniors) to Pit Bull Angel, we’re leading the way in innovative animal welfare programs. Read on to explore our offerings and get involved!
22 military veterans commit suicide every day. 4,000,000 animals are put to sleep in shelters every year. Pets Healing Vets is changing those stats by pairing qualifying Indiana veterans returning from active duty – who’ve exhibited symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – with shelter animals in need of homes. Hooah!
They come to us in distress and in need of emergency or life-saving care. From hit-by-car injuries and serious illnesses to the victims of unthinkable abuse or neglect, these animals all have one thing in common: Their lives depend on the Survivor Program.
Finding loving homes for our senior animals can be challenging. In an effort to improve their chance at finding a forever home — and to provide an opportunity for our senior community members to experience the gift of unconditional love in their golden years — HSHC offers discounted adoption fees to humans age 55+ on all PAWS eligible animals (i.e., dogs and cats older than five years).
The discounted fee is $10-$45 (depending on the pet), and animals eligible for the PAWS program are identified with a PAWS tag on their kennel or cage.
HSHC is proud to be a shelter that does not discriminate against pit bulls (or any other breed). We believe every dog should be evaluated on individual temperament and actions, not on breed. We created the Pit Bull Angel Program to recognize those in the community who have provided loving, adoptive homes and/or financial support to a breed that often gets a bad rap. And when we’re talking about a “bad rap,” it’s so much more.
Pit bulls and pit mixes — more often than any other breed — find themselves homeless, unwanted, abused, and the victims of breed discrimination.