Hendricks County Humane Society (HCHS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)-3 organization which was founded in 1970. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and Board Policy, provide the foundation, as well as all direction, for HCHS endeavors.
HCHS programs are funded by donations, fundraising events, grants, bequests, supporterships, and memorial contributions. We do not receive tax money or government assistance. Our programs are dedicated to the purpose of serving as “A Voice for the Animals”.
HCHS employs a part-time Office Administrator to respond to emails, answer phone calls, and tend to general office operations.
Who we are not
HCHS does not currently operate a shelter. The animal sheltering function in Hendricks County is a government service. The Animal Control Shelter is located across from Hendricks Regional Hospital on Old US Hwy 36 or East Main Street in Danville. The HCACS is funded by taxpayer money. Their phone number is 317-745-9250. They are currently open to the public every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are closed Wednesdays.
Our mission statement
- Facilitating Animal Welfare by Finding homes, saving lives
- Ending pet overpopulation
- Furthering the people-animal bond
- Educating the community on humane care of animals
Donations received by HCHS are used to fund the following programs:
- Humane Education: Our Humane Educator visits area pre-schools, schools, libraries, clubs, scout groups, etc., presenting FREE programs to children and adults. Programs cover the topics of responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, reducing pet overpopulation, and respect for wildlife.
- Spay/Neuter Assistance: HCHS is committed to helping reduce pet over-population, by partnering with area veterinarians to provide spay/neuter services and vaccinations at a discounted rate. We also offer periodic FREE spay/neuter specials.
- Satellite Adoption Events: Since HCHS does not own or operate a shelter, we partner with the Hendricks County Animal Control Shelter and various pet rescue groups by providing Adoption Events so adoptable animals may be seen by the public.
- Support Other Community Efforts: HCHS donates time and resources to other community efforts which contribute positively to the welfare of animals. Recent involvement with other community efforts include the following:
- HCHS donated 6 Dog-I-Pot Waste Stations, which have been distributed amongst local parks and trails.
- HCHS donated $80, 000 toward the design of the new Hendricks County Animal Control Facility.
- HCHS donated $10, 000 toward the completion of the new off-leash Avon Paw Park.
- HCHS has made donations to support various spay/neuter clinics, shelters, and rescue groups as special needs arise.