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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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!