Our Wish List of Needed Items

We have had many requests lately asking how our community can help out. There are so many ways to help out here at HSEC.

We are often asked “what items are needed to most?” This answer can change from day to day, but here are few of the staples that we use daily here at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. For a little trivia, on a daily basis we feed over 100 lbs of dog food and 55 lbs of cat food and we wash 10-15 commercial loads of laundry. On a weekly basis we  use over 16 gallons of bleach as a disinfectant around the shelter and we average $350 in gasoline to respond to animal control calls in our community.

As we enter the final months of 2014 we are seeing our funds for spays and neuters running low. With the help of grants and generous donations, we have been spaying and neutering as many cats and dogs before they are adopted and sent to their forever homes. This is a program we want to continue. To donate cash, please visit our donation page by clicking here. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the shelter during regular business hours. Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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  • Spay/Neuter of Shelter Animals
  • Vaccinations & Medications
  • Test Kits (i.e Parvo, Feline Leukemia, etc.)
  • Animal Control Supplies
  • Medical Supplies & Equipment
  • Maintenance & Building Supplies


  • Purina Cat Chow (Blue Bag)
  • Purina Dog Chow (Green Bag)
  • Friskies Canned Cat Food (Pate Style)
  • Stainless Steel Food & Water Bowls (7 Oz, 1 Qt, 2 Qt & 3 Qt Sizes)
  • Small Plastic Litter Boxes (14″ x 10″ x 4″)
  • KMR Kitten Formula
  • Espilac Puppy Formula


  • General Household Cleaning Supplies (Windex, The Works)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Clorox Bleach
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Paper Towels (Kitchen Size)
  • Laundry Detergent (Liquid)
  • Latex Gloves (Med, Large & XL Sizes)
  • Toilet paper
  • 13 & 55 gallon trash bags (Heavy Duty)
  • Liquid Hand Soap—Antibacterial
  • Rubber Boots (7-8, 9-10 & 11-12 in Both Men & Womens Sizes)
  • Steel Handle Squeegees
  • Brooms & Dustpans

Click here for a downloadable version of our HSEC wish list_rev11-14


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We are always looking for new volunteers with all kinds of talents and skills that can spare a few hours to help out. (To learn more, click here.)