A Labor of Love- Adopt a Shelter Pet!

Adoptable Cats Elkhart Are you a cat lover and thinking about adoption? Have you been watching cat videos, looking up cat Buzzfeed articles and wishing you had a furry friend all your own? Well, September is the month you’ve been waiting for!

There’s no better time to adopt then now. September’s theme is A Labor of Love- Adopt a Shelter Pet! We are offering a 50% discount on the adoption fee of cats during the month of September, and we have plenty of them waiting to love you.

Unleashing the Possibilities


It’s a GREAT day in the neighborhood. Puppies are barking, kittens are meowing and everyone is buzzing with excitement about the launch of our Capital Campaign! We’re asking for the public’s help to help us build a better facility for our community’s pets and pet parents alike. Haven’t heard about our plans? Here are the main points:

  • Our building is antiquated. 40 years of wear and tear has made human working conditions harsh and furry friend living conditions that much harder.
  • We are an open admission shelter, which means we do not turn away any animal in need. Our current space was designed to hold 200 animals and we take in roughly 600 animals per month.
  • Our currently cramped quarters does not allow for segregation of healthy vs. unhealthy animals; segregation of aggressive incoming animals from outgoing adoptable animals; or the ability to maintain appropriate air flow systems to prevent cross contamination between contagious, airborne diseases of healthy and unhealthy animals.

Not only will the new facility create better working and living conditions for the pets and employees, the idea is to have it be a safe place for the community to gather in the name of love for animals! Educational initiatives, training programs, and the staffing of a full time veterinarian are among the upgrades made with funding from this campaign.

Want to know more about our campaign and renovation plans? Visit our website here, watch our campaign video here, or call simply call and ask!

Please consider donating. Any amount counts, and no amount is too small. Share our story and help us unleash some truly amazing possibilities.

Humane Society of Elkhart County Hires New Executive Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator Janet Graham

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The Humane Society of Elkhart County (HSEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Graham to its professional team. Janet will serve as the Executive Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator providing her expertise to support marketing efforts and expand volunteer initiatives.

Janet is native to the area and brings over 25 years of advertising, business and marketing experience aboard. She stated that, “I’m very excited to be taking on this role with this dynamic organization and lending my talents to this important mission on behalf of animals and animal welfare.” Her past shelter experiences include animal fostering, rescue transport coordinator, marketing, fundraising and event coordination for numerous non profit groups.

Pet Fest Aug. 16th

The Humane Society will be hosting the 6th Annual Pet Fest Event on Aug. 16th!

This is a FREE event to the public! There will be many pet vendors and lots of fun!

Plan on attending! And of course bringing your furry family members!

You can also visit all of our adoptable pets like Heinz below!


Sebastian and Sparkle need a forever home!

The Humane Society of Elkhart County has two very special dogs currently looking for a forever home.   Sebastian is a Beagle/Basset Hound mix. He is approximately six years old. He is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. Sebastian came to the shelter after being seized due to neglect. Through his whole life, he has not received proper vet care. Because of this, Sebastian has had chronic ear infections his whole life. Due to the extent of the infection and neglect, Sebastian had to have both of his ear canals removed. Sebastian still has a minimal amount of hearing. This surgery was extremely extensive and happened over about a four day period. Sebastian will need a home that understands he is a special needs dog and will need extra care for the rest of his life. Sebastian also has an allergy issue due to the state of his ears. Even though Sebastian has had a rough six years, this boy is so spunky and loving. He loves all dogs and people that he meets. Sebastian is loveable and enjoys spending time with people. This boy is definitely ready to be the prince in your life!

Looking for a forever home!


Meet Sparkle! Sparkle is looking for the special forever home she deserves. Sparkle is a small Poodle that came to us as a stray. This sweet girl is in her golden years and looking for her forever home. She is blind and will need guidance through life. Sparkle is ready to retire and needs a place to be able to spend her final days finally knowing what love is!



Dog Wash – New Time!

Attention Dirty Dogs!

The time of the dog wash has changed! We will now hold our dog wash fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Martin’s Paw Mart – Cobblestone. If you have any questions, please call the shelter at (574) 848-4225.


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Champion Special!

Been thinking about adding a new addition to your family? Well, today is the day! Stop by HSEC and pick out your new champion!

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From May 19th to May 31st HSEC is having an adoption special! Certain animals have a hidden special discount if they are adopted in this time frame! Stop by the shelter and look for any animal with a special trophy!

May 15th Pet Showcase Training Cancelled

Due to lack of registration, the Pet Showcase on May 15, 2014 has been cancelled. Please look at our calendar to see when the next Pet Showcase is scheduled.

Thank you

HSEC Staff

Furry Friends Fashion Show Coming in 2015!

Furry Friends will be moving to a spring event!  In order to build on this spectacular program, we will not be hosting a fall event in 2014.  However, mark your calendars now for April 16, 2015!  There will be MORE furry friends and MORE fun to look forward to!

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Adopt Duke!

We all had a blast this morning hanging out with Duke at the WNDU studio! Duke was definitely a gentlemen!

Duke is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, good with other dogs, and really enjoys car rides! Stop by and meet him today!


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