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HANCOCK COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INCORPORATED

Kindness to Animals, Inevitably Leads to Kindness to People

Greenfield, IN   |  hancockcountyhumanesociety.org

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Mission

The Hancock County Humane Society is a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter. The shelter has always been staffed entirely by volunteers and funded entirely on donations from the local community. We strive to find permanent safe and loving adoptive homes for the pets in our care. We also work to provide our community with resources for necessary animal care services so more residents can keep their pets and avoid surrendering them to a shelter.

Ruling year info

2000

President

Melinda Wright

Main address

214 E Main St

Greenfield, IN 46140 USA

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EIN

35-1413195

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We work to reduce our community's population of homeless or unwanted pets by finding loving adoptive homes for those in our care, working in cooperation with our local county animal facility, and connecting pet owners with resources for finding lost pets or obtaining spay/neuter services. We also strive to aid community members who wish to keep their pets but who struggle financially to do so.

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Care For and Adoption of Homeless Cats and Kittens

Our shelter cares for homeless cats and kittens, and works to adopt them to loving permanent homes. In recent years approximately 150 cats and kittens per year have been adopted, almost 200 in 2018. Priority is given to county residents who need to rehome pets, but adoptions are done throughout Indiana and even nearby states. Approximately half the pets are pulled from other local facilities who may be forced to euthanize animals due to space or illness issues. The recent addition of a medical suite in our building allows our volunteers to work with local veterinarians to care for and return more sick or injured animals to adoptable health.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our shelter provides dog and cat food free of charge to county residents who indicate a need for help with the costs of feeding their pets. This helps people avoid surrendering their animals to shelters. Each year we give out over 6,000 pounds of pet food to over 250 families.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

This program provides our senior cats (5 yrs+) with senior citizens (65 yrs+) enriching the lives of both. It is a foster program, meaning that we provide all of the necessities for the cat, including food/water bowls/litter and litter box/scratching post (delivering if needed) and retain ownership of the pet, while the senior provides a loving home. To get started, the senior, along with a family member or other caretaker, makes an appointment to find a good match between the senior foster parent and a senior cat. They fill out an application after meeting the pet, and a member of HCHS evaluates the application for a good fit. The senior cat gets a great home, and the senior human gets the benefits of a great companion pet. A shelter volunteer will contact the senior occasionally to see if there are any questions, needs or concerns.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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We strive to find permanent safe and loving adoptive homes for the pets in our care. Our volunteers in cooperation with local veterinarians work to provide the daily care necessary to help more sick animals become healthy, adoptable pets. We work with other local shelters and whenever possible, rescue cats from facilities who are sometimes forced to euthanize animals due to illness or space limitations.

We work to provide our community with resources for necessary animal care services so more residents can keep their pets and avoid surrendering them. We also work to educate about the importance of spay/neuter to reduce overpopulation, and wellness care for pets.

Our average intake of cats in a year, and adoptions of pets, is approximately 200. We average 45-55 cats in our shelter and with foster volunteers. With the recent addition of a medical isolation suite to our facility, our volunteers in cooperation with local veterinarians are able to provide the daily care necessary to help more sick animals become healthy, adoptable pets. We work with other local shelters and whenever possible, rescue cats from facilities who are sometimes forced to euthanize animals due to illness or space limitations.

We work to provide our community with resources for necessary animal care services so more residents can keep their pets and avoid surrendering them. Our pet food pantry distributes thousands of pounds of dog and cat food each year to community pet owners in need. We provide resources to help reunite lost pets and their owners. Our pets are adopted with microchips that can be transferred to their new forever family! We help scouting groups with pet-related education and service projects and connect pet owners with spay/neuter resources to help reduce the population of unwanted animals.

Financials

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HANCOCK COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 01/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Melinda Wright

Douglas Cross

Heather White

Samantha White

Monique Lange

Beverly Reece

Curt Spielman

Karen Emminger

Bobbie Webb

Tama Poncar

Heather Hamilton