Food Donation Needed

The Humane Society of Elkhart County is currently in need of food donations to feed our furry friends. We try to maintain a well balanced diet for the animals here at the shelter and prefer to feed Purina Dog Chow, Purina Cat Chow, Purina Puppy and kitten food. You can also give a monetary donation for food.

 

You can drop off donations at the shelter during business hours. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

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“Find Your Pot of Gold!”

The luck of the Irish is at the Humane Society of Elkhart County! During the month of March, visit the adoptable animals at the shelter and “Find Your Pot of Gold”! Our Leprechaun favorites are marked with a special “pot of gold” that allows approved adopters a discount on these loveable companions.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to find your own lucky charm companion!

 

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Pet Showcase

We had a very successful first Pet Showcase of the year! Carson’s at the Concord Mall invited us to bring our adoptable animals. Everyone definitely had a blast! Conrad, found his forever home that day!

Carson's Pet Showcase

If you are interested in volunteering at our Pet Showcases, please contact Megan at megan@elkharthumanesociety.org for more information.

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Thank you to all of our volunteers who participated in this event!

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The Humane Society of Elkhart County will be closed January 27th & January 28th!

We will be CLOSED to the public on Monday January 27th and Tuesday January 28th  due to weather conditions. We do have a skeleton crew caring for the animals.

The staff will be monitoring our hotline messages for injured or animals in imminent danger. If an animal is out for long periods in this frigid weather, please call law enforcement first as this is against state and local statues.

Please be safe!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Cuddle with a Companion

In January we are celebrating “snuggle-with-your-pet” time. Don’t have a pet? The Humane Society of Elkhart County can help you with that! Click here to view our adoptable pets.

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Meet Funyun!

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Meet Ginger!

 

Humane Society of Elkhart County Closed January 6 and 7 Due to Inclement Weather

Greetings! The Humane Society of Elkhart County will be CLOSED to the public on Monday (1/6) and Tuesday (1/7) due to weather conditions. We do have a skeleton crew caring for the animals.

The staff will be monitoring our hotline messages for injured or animals in imminent danger. If an animal is out for long periods in this frigid weather, please call law enforcement first as this is against state and local statues.

Thank you for reminding the public to care for the animals during these conditions!

Best,
Stephanie Krol
Humane Society of Elkhart County, Board President

Humane Society of Elkhart County Celebrates Jingle Week

Bring home a furry family member in time for the Holidays during Jingle Week! Approved adoption applicants get 50% off your adoption fee by singing one verse of a Christmas Carole! Simply sing one verse of your favorite Christmas melody and you will earn 50% off your adoption fee and charm your new animal with your vocal prowess (or not!)

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Pet Fest 2013

Celebrate Pets at Pet Fest! A Day to Honor Your Pets and the Animals that Remain Homeless

HSEC Pet Fest FlyerJoin the Humane Society of Elkhart County as they celebrate the furry loved ones in your life at Pet Fest. The event, open to all pets and their people, will be held on Saturday, August 17 with games for kids and pets, a costume contest, an agility course and much more! Pet Fest will be held on National Homeless Animal Day as a way to honor the thousands of animals that enter animal shelters every year.

“Pets are like family. So, here’s an opportunity to enjoy a great day with all of the family!” said Megan Gonterman, Assistant Director of the Humane Society of Elkhart County. “These terrific animals provide companionship and friendship that enriches our lives. We celebrate the families that have opened their homes and look forward to those who have yet to find their special friend here at the Humane Society!”

Pet Fest will be full of fun activities for you and your pet including:

  • Free toys will be available to all pets at registration.
  • Pet Related Vendors including kennels, groomers, bakeries and more!
  • There will be a group pet blessing and memorial prayer for homeless animals at 11:30 am at the gazebo. Individual Pet Blessings will also be offered by Reverend Amy Debeck.
  • Contests include Canine/Owner Water Relay (you carry water while walking your dog), Dogs Dunking for Dogs (dogs retrieving hot dogs floating in water), and Musical Hoops (similar to musical chairs). Contests will begin at 12:00 and all contest winners will be awarded a prize.
  • A Costume Contest will begin at 1:30 pm. Categories include Cutest Costume, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like, and Most Unusual Pet. A $25 Gift Certificate to the Red Barn Resale Shop will be awarded to the winner of each category.
  • On-Leash Agility Course – All the fun without the competition! Planet Canine will conduct an on leash agility course. Demonstrations will also include DOGA (yoga with your dog) and Pet Massage.
  • Free Refreshments will be offered to all pets and their human companions. Dog water bowls and splash pools will also be available to keep your pet cool and comfortable!
  • Ron’s River Dogs Hot Dog Stand will be selling its delicious food.
  • Red Barn Resale Shop will be open during Pet Fest and offering 25 percent off all items!
  • Tom Powell, FOX 28 will be our official Emcee for the event.
  • Don Kilgren and the SL4 Band will provide musical entertainment.

To ensure a healthy environment, all pets need to be up to date on their rabies and other vaccinations.

No pet to bring to Pet Fest? No problem! The Humane Society of Elkhart County will have animals available for adoption. We’re even offering pet adopters the chance to adopt a second animal companion FREE!

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 11 am – 2 pm

WHERE: Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN

About the Humane Society of Elkhart County

Since 1939 the Humane Society of Elkhart County has been proud to serve our county with animal adoption and educational programs. The Humane Society of Elkhart County, an independent nonprofit, is on the front lines protecting the orphaned, unwanted and defenseless animals. For more information or how to get involved with the Humane Society of Elkhart County, please visit www.elkharthumanesociety.org.