About HCHS

Hendricks County Humane Society (HCHS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)-3 organization, 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 Operations Manager 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.

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.