HSHC Programs

Connecting People & Pets

Our mission is to save lives, educate communities, and complete families.  Our programs are designed to help us achieve those objectives.  Whether it’s matching families with the perfect pet, teaching the principles of responsible pet ownership, advocating for the underdog (or cat), or mending broken hearts and troubled minds…we believe animals possess the ability to connect with people in ways that inspire hope, healing, and purpose.

We rely on the generous support of our donors, grantors, and corporate sponsors to fund these programs.  Take a look and let us know if something here tugs at your heart.


  • 01.

    Pets Healing Vets

    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!

  • 02.

    Survivor Program

    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.

  • 03.

    Youth Education

    HSHC offers 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.  Our Community Outreach Manager works with local scout troops as well to collaborate on ways to help them achieve their badges and/or project goals.

    For more information on youth education and scout projects, please email outreach@hamiltonhumane.com.

  • 04.

    Pit Bull Angel Program

    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.

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.