Happy Pawlidays!

Give a gift to both
you love
and a shelter animal
this holiday season.

Hot Off the Press

  • Help Us While You Shop!

    While you're running errands, you may see something we need! Check out our "Shop & Give" wish list below to find out our most needed items!

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  • Lost & Found

    Help find lost pets their way back home. If you have lost or found a pet, please click here for additional information.

    Lost Pets
  • Happy Pawlidays!

    Bring holiday cheer to the homeless animals and warm the hearts of family and friends with these holiday ornaments!

    Order Yours Today!
  • HSHC's Urgent Needs

    Order and ship items we need from our Amazon Wish List. Right now, we are in urgent need of wet kitten food, under the weather dog food, and soft dog treats!

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  • 2022 Impact Report

    Have you ever wondered how many animals are adopted from HSHC? Sniff out the answers in the 2022 Impact Report.

    View Report
  • Shelter Hours

    When are we open? We have temporarily changed our operating hours to accommodate our capacity crisis. We will now be open 12-5pm everyday, excluding Wednesday.

    Learn More
  • Public Microchipping

    Microchip your pet for just $35 during HSHC's operating hours. Implanting a microchip typically takes only five minutes and provides pet owners with a lifetime of security.

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  • Pet Cremation Services

    The loss of a pet is a difficult time in one's life. HSHC offers cremation services & has several cremation packages available to help you find the best way to honor your pet.

    Learn More
  • Dog Training & More

    Looking for resources on training your new rescue? Our Senior Animal Behavior & Training Manager has compiled some great tips & tricks!

    Train Your Dog!

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. Give them a chance to live, love & be loved.

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Memorial & Honorarium Donations

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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Corporate & Event Sponsorships

Grow your business while helping the animals.

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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


Animals Received in 2022


HSHC Placement Rate Percentage in 2022


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


Number of Lost Pets Reunited with Families in 2022


In 2022, canines spent 151 days training one-on-one with trainers at our off-site training partners

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

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    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!

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

Our Corporate Sponsors and Partners

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.