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June 2016 Newsletter

Our logos and website have undergone a major muzzle-lift thanks to a program called Pass It Forward!

We enlisted the expertise of Creative Quarterback founder Nicole Ross 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. HSHC has 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 also have many events throughout the year, each with its own logo, so we felt 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 a second chance at love and life.

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May 2016 Newsletter

We always receive the largest number of new arrivals during the spring and summer months, so please consider signing up for our Foster Program. The shelter operates right at capacity every day of the year. So when we are in these peak times, it becomes a daily challenge to find enough space for all those sweet faces depending on us.  Without our foster home network, the reality is, we would have to euthanize animals for space. That’s how important fostering is…

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April 2016 Newsletter

Wine, Wags & Whiskers is just around the corner on Friday, April 29th.  We’ll be gathering at the Mill Top in Noblesville to eat, drink and get hairy with some very special shelter dogs and cats.

Enjoy the finest wines, music and peruse silent auction items you won’t find anywhere else. Original artwork,  jewelry, event tickets, gift packages and so much more will be featured for your shopping pleasure…

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March 2016 Newsletter

March in Indiana is all about March Madness…and in our world, it’s about Pit Bull Education & Brackets for Good! These brackets are just as fiercely competitive, but it’s for fundraising dollars and great causes.

We walked away with the 2015 Championship and are laser focused on bringing the title back to Hamilton County again.   No other charity has ever won twice, and we think it’s time they did…

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February 2016 Newsletter

February may be a short month, but it’s full of opportunities to share your love! While Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love for the special human in your life, it’s also a chance to celebrate your love for the animals!  You can sponsor the care for a shelter dog or cat this month in honor, or memory, of the special pets and people in your life…

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January 2016 Newsletter

2015 was a great year thanks to our amazing team, volunteers and supporters. Our statistics for the year demonstrate the unwavering commitment our team has to our No-Kill mission. Using the No-Kill Asilomar Accords guidelines for our calculations, we couldn’t be prouder to report that our overall placement rate for 2015 was 98.6%. As an open admission facility that also receives all of the injured and abused animals of Hamilton County, and the space constraints we deal with every day, this is a remarkable accomplishment…

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June 2017 Newsletter

Adoptable Dog of the Month
Hello, I’m Vivian! My full name means “full of life” and that is certainly true! I have big brown eyes and have been told that I have a lovely smile! Everyone here at HSHC would like you to know that I’m a busy-bee! I can be a curious, playful, and trusting canine. Give me something to do like a doggy treat puzzle or take me on a big walk every day. After a long day, I’ll curl up on the couch or the floor and watch National Geographic with you! I especially love the one about the Alaskan Veterinarian.
I am a sweet and wiggly 3-year-old girl who is spayed and currently working on my housebreaking skills. I arrived here at the shelter back in March of 2017. Life is exciting to me and sometimes I don’t know my own strength. Sometimes when I am feeling extra frisky, I may jump on you or use my mouth the catch your attention. I really just want to play but sometimes I need to be reminded to use my manners. I do know how to settle down and relax, especially if I get a lot of exercise.

I am on the hunt for my forever home. Although, I would like to be the only pet in the household. I’m not a fan of other cats and dogs and they aren’t too fond of me. It would be even better if my future owners have a privacy fence just in case your neighbors have dogs.

If it sounds like we would be a good match, I would love to meet you! Come visit me at the shelter today!

Featured Events:

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Chooses HSHC for Indiana’s Inaugural Paws for a Cause 5K
Saturday, July 15, 2017
We are excited to announce that Tito’s Handmade Vodka has chosen to partner with the Humane Society for Hamilton County for Indiana’s first Paws for a Cause 5K Race, with all net proceeds from the event benefitting the Humane Society for Hamilton County. A special bonus: Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be generously matching all net proceeds raised up to $2,500!

If you want to run (or walk!) for an amazing cause, bring the family for a fun weekend outing, or “run for the bling” we’ve got you covered! Or if you just want to walk and enjoy an awesome afterparty at Four Day Ray, we can get on board with that!

Race participants will receive awesome swag and a free drink ticket for Four Day Ray’s afterparty, included in their $37 registration fee. After the race is over, you’ll probably want to stick around since Four Day Ray has generously agreed to donate 10% of each bill until closing.

HSHC staff and volunteers will be on-site with adoptable dogs and guests are welcome to bring their own to Four Day Ray’s fabulous outdoor patio. So invite your friends, grab a meow-marita, and come enjoy the day with us!

This event will sell out, so make sure to RSVP in advance! Register here now!

Swing Into Giving Charity Golf Outing
Presented By Meyer Najem

Friday, July 28, 2017

There’s still time to join us for the Meyer Najem Swing Into Giving Charity Golf Outing on July 28! For the fifth year in a row, the golf outing will be hosted at the beautiful Eagle Creek Golf Club on both the Pines and Sycamore courses. Proceeds from the golf outing will benefit several charities, including the Humane Society for Hamilton County!

Individual tickets start at $200 and include lunch, dinner, and unlimited beverages while you play. Or you could make a day of it with friends, colleagues, or clients! Reserve your spots today!

Special thanks to Meyer Najem for their support of HSHC and our no-kill mission!

Ruff Ride

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mark your calendars and get ready to start your engines for Ruff Ride, a fundraiser for the Humane Society for Hamilton County’s Pets Healing Vets program.


Pets Healing Vets is a one of a kind program that pairs 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. The Pets Healing Vets program covers the costs of training as well as animal care before and after the adoption.


Ruff Ride will take place on Saturday, July 29th at Harley Davidson of Indianapolis. Riders and guests will enjoy a day of great food, drinks, vendors, live music, and of course, an amazing ride.
Event registration will open soon! Stay tuned on Facebook for further event details.
Thank you to Harley Davidson of Indianapolis for their ongoing partnership and support of the Pets Healing Vets program!