Our Wish List

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 110 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.

Below is a list of the items we use often. We always appreciate donations of items and monetary donations. We also wish for additional volunteers to help out around the shelter.

Our volunteers help socialize the animals, help with marketing and media projects, do daily shelter maintenance and manage and operate our Red Barn Resale shop. There are many ways to make a difference. If you have an extra hour or more a week, please consider lending a hand.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer at:

To make a monetary donation, please visit our donation page on our website at

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.

We send our warmest wishes to all for a joyous holiday season.

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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