Humane Society for Hamilton County assists native and outside animals • Present Publications


by Riya Chinni

In December 2004, Rebecca Stevens’ life modified when her beloved canine, Maggie, suffered a slip disc, which broke her backbone and left her with paraplegia.

The Humane Society for Hamilton County had beforehand contacted Stevens concerning employment, however she didn’t know till that evening that she would give up her company job and be part of the nonprofit, as she would rent Maggie. and provides him the required care and a focus.

Stevens stated Maggie’s accident as she joined HSHC set the tone for the group’s mission to supply animals with an opportunity, no matter incapacity, race, age or medical points.

“Our philosophy is pushed by the core no-kill mantra, which is that each animal deserves an opportunity, whether or not they’re disabled, previous, damaged, not stunning, from no matter particular remedy they want. It doesn’t matter what, stated Stevens, HSHC’s president/CEO. “Each animal deserves an opportunity. If there is a gentle on the finish of the tunnel, we’ll get them there.

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is an open-admission, no-kill facility that serves as animal management and as a shelter for animals from Hamilton County in addition to relocated animals from throughout the US. Final yr, the group put practically 1,000 animals in danger. Euthanasia from different shelters, primarily those that had particular wants, superior age, bonded {couples}, bullied canine or medical emergencies. The location fee of HSHC is above 98 p.c.

“We’re one of many only a few open-admission shelters within the nation that is no-kill, the way in which we’re no-kill, and attaining a placement fee of over 98 p.c,” Stevens stated.

HSHC receives about 20 p.c of its funding from the county, which is used to cowl fundamental shelter, meals and take care of seven days for all strays. HSHC’s remaining packages and actions, together with pets therapeutic vets, survival packages that present emergency medical providers to strays of their first seven days, and common care of animals are financed by means of particular person donors and fundraising efforts are nurtured, such because the upcoming Woofstock 5K and Canine Stroll.

By way of about 60 workers and 400 lively volunteers, HSHC cares for 500 to 600 animals within the shelter. Like many different shelters, HSHC is working near capability.

HSHC’s most pressing wants embrace extra foster houses, Woofstock partnership sign-ups, and a veterinary medical director to boost medical providers. Moreover, Stevens strongly encourages households to undertake from shelters.

“Your Maggi is on this constructing now. Think about, this may very well be such a life-changing second for them and for you,” Stevens stated. “Someplace proper now, you are going to look and your Maggie is ready for you.”

Woofstock set

The Woofstock 5K and Canine Stroll fundraiser is scheduled for August 13 at 8 a.m. at 4 de Rey Brewing, 11671 Lantern Highway. in Fishers. The entry price is $55.

All individuals will obtain a free drink ticket to be redeemed at 4 Day Rey on the day of the occasion. The post-race celebration with vendor tables will go on until midday. Proceeds profit the HSHC Survivor Program.

Study extra on hamiltonhumane.com/packages/occasions/woofstock,

HSHC by the numbers

  • 4,272 – Animals acquired in 2021
  • 98 – HSHC placement fee proportion in 2021
  • 1,093 – Hoosier animals rescued from different Indiana shelters and non-Hamilton County residents
  • 469 – Variety of pets misplaced in 2021 from households

*Supply: HSHC



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