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  • Engraved Bricks & Plaques

    Be a part of our brighter future with an engraved brick or plaque. Time has run out to be included in time for our Spring 2021 Grand Opening but you can still order today!

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  • Corporate & Employee Giving

    It's time to think about how you would like to support your community in 2021. See all the ways how local businesses, and their animal loving employees, can make a difference.

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  • Our New Facility is Open!

    See how we got where we are today and see all of the construction progress thanks to Tom Wood Group

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  • Download Our Wish List

    Print a list of items we always need, and shop your BIG heart out.

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  • Shop & Give

    Check out retailers that donate a portion of your shopping proceeds to your favorite charity (ahem, that's us.) Sign up to shop & give today!

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  • Heroes Wanted

    Be a hero by signing up as a Love & Let Live Supporter. Your monthly gift is a life-saver.

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  • New Facility Amazon Wish List

    Order and ship items we need from our New Facility Amazon Wish List. Pick HSHC as your charity on Amazon Smile, and the animals will get even more for your generous support.

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Ways to Give

One-Time Donation

They’re counting on us…so we’re counting on you.  Please help fund our life-saving efforts.

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Automatic Monthly Donation

Your monthly gift is a life-saver. Please give them a chance to live, love & be loved.

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Memorials & Honorariums

Make a life-saving gift in honor or memory of someone special.

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Estate, Stock & Planned Gifts

Leave a legacy that will continue to help animals long into the future.

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Our Philosophy & Mission

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is one of very few open-admission, truly no kill shelters in the country. We believe every animal deserves a chance to live, love and be loved regardless of age, breed, special medical needs, or disabilities.

Our mission is to save lives, educate communities, and complete families.  Because of our remarkable team, and supporters like you, we are building a brighter future for both Hamilton County and Hoosier animals.

Our story by the numbers

3223

Animals Received in 2020

98

HSHC Placement Rate Percentage in 2020

574

Hoosier Animals Saved from Other Indiana Shelters and Non-Hamilton County Residents

445

Number of Lost Pets Reunited with Families in 2020

174

In 2020, canines spent 174 days training one-on-one with trainers at Paws & Play and PetSuites

  • 01.

    Volunteer

    Volunteers are critical to our daily operation, marketing events, and animal advocacy.  Learn more about our Volunteer Program and Lead Volunteer Positions.

  • 02.

    Foster

    Foster homes save lives.  It’s that simple.  Our foster network provides stressed animals with a break from shelter life, sick animals a quiet place to recover, and pets with behavior challenges more experience in a home setting.

     

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    HSHC Programs

    We believe animals possess the ability to connect with people in ways that inspire hope, healing, and purpose.  That is why HSHC funds and facilitates programs like Pets Healing Vets that connect Hoosier veterans suffering from PTSD or TBI with emotional support pets.

    We also offer age appropriate programming for kids K-12 designed to to teach bite prevention and plant the seeds of kindness, responsibility and philanthropy in children through their love of animals.

    Learn more about these and other programs HSHC offers the community and animals we serve.

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    Shop & Give

    Our adopters, volunteers, fosters and donors make our world go ’round. But did you know you can help the animals when you go shopping!  And if you just want to buy a few things for us directly, that’s ok too.  Check out our Amazon Wish List HERE!

     

     

Meet Our Corporate Sponsors

Adoption Success Story: Reese

Read Reese's Success Story

From a young age, I had rescue dogs. Dogs always deserve a second chance. Kona and Reese were both dogs who deserved a second chance. For whatever reason, their previous homes were not forever homes. Kona and Reese frequently got overlooked because they don’t do well with kids, they are not puppies, or other reasons. So they sit, and sit, and sit, getting to a point where they want to give up hope and shut down. Kona and Reese spent over 1,000 days at the shelter combined. When each of these dogs came home with me, I could immediately tell that they were so happy to find a forever home. While there were some growing pains in the beginning, Reese and Kona have become brothers and are now inseparable. Reese has made great strides with his anxiety and is great boy.

– Matt

  • Your facility is a truly special place, and you never give up.

    Kim Zabinski

  • Fostering is my way of giving back to the animals who haven’t found their forever homes yet.

    Alex Patten

  • HSHC makes it very easy to get involved and be a part of something wonderful!

    Christy Baugh

  • HSHC does such a wonderful job of taking care of so many homeless, neglected babies!

    Michele Lassaux-Harlan

  • God bless you and your staff for being the animals’ best chance for a second chance.

    Kim Zabinski

  • I’m very fortunate to be able to contribute to the HSHC on a regular basis!

    Michele Lassaux-Harlan

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.