HSHC Careers

Join Our Team of Animal Lovers

Pets, Perks, and Paychecks

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is the only open-admission, truly no-kill shelter in the state of Indiana. Ours is a casual work environment where you will be surrounded by unconditional love every moment of the day.  Humane Society for Hamilton County offers full-time employees full benefits after 90 days of employment including medical, dental and generous paid time off and vacation benefits upon eligibility.  Humane  Society for Hamilton County also offers its employees a significant discount on vaccines, medications, preventative care and lab work for personal pets.

If you would like to make a direct impact on giving over 3,100 animals each year the chance to live, love, and be loved…whatever it takes…then apply today! HSHC is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Animal Care, Kennel

About Us

The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States. The HSHC also serves as the animal control facility for Hamilton County and receives partial funding from Hamilton County. The majority of the HSHC budget, however, is funded by private donors.

The HSHC will not euthanize animals because of time or space constraints and will treat sick and injured animals if there’s a positive outlook for both recovery and a high quality of life. Many animals are hit-by-car injured, heartworm-positive, malnourished, or otherwise wounded and/or sick. The HSHC provides these animals with life-saving treatments, surgeries, and medications.

We believe every animal deserves a second chance at love and life — no matter what it takes.

Working at HSHC

Make sure you review the guidelines before applying. Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the hiring manager, and they will contact you if you’re a good fit for an open position. All applications are kept on file for six months.

Applicant Guidelines


You must be 18 years of age or older.


You must have reliable transportation to and from the shelter.

Drug Tested

You must pass a pre-employment drug screen (this may be a condition of continuing employment as well).

Fit for Duty

You must be able to work around cats and dogs (allergies should be controlled) and able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs (if required for your job).

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.