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 our office at 317-745-3338 to verify that adoptable animals will be available on the day you wish to visit.
  • Trap Neuter Return Program: TNR is the process of humanely trapping free roaming cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinating them, having their left ear “tipped,” and then returning the cat to the location it was living. NEEDS: Trappers, Colony Caregivers, Transporters, and Foster Homes are all necessary to make the program successful for community cats! Visit our Hendricks County Community Cat Program page for more information and how you can help! 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.