About Us

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 “Finding homes, Saving Lives.”

Our office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.  We employ a part-time Office Administrator, Billie Jo, to respond to emails, answer phone calls, and tend to general office operations.

We do not operate a shelter. The animal sheltering function in Hendricks County is a government service. The Animal 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 closed Wednesdays.  They are open for adoptions only on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Our programs

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.
  • Adoption Events:  We partner with area Rescue Groups in an effort to find homes for adoptable pets.  Helping Pawz, ARK Fostercare, Great Pyrennes Rescue are examples of rescues that use our building on Sundays and some Saturdays for the purpose of providing Adoption Events so adoptable animals may be seen by the public.  These events are noon to 4 p.m.  Call ouir office at 317-745-3338 to verify that adoptable animals will be available on the day you wish to visit.
  • TNR – we recently began a program to spay/neuter community and feral cats.  Please call 31-745-3338 for information.
  • 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 directs funding and time to getting animals in our county sterilized so that the excess pet population is reduced and euthanizing for space becomes unnecessary.