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Meijer Community Giving Donates to Our Shelter -- Tuesday January 17th, 2023
A big thank you to the team members of the McCordsville Meijer, who selected our shelter to receive a $5,000 donation!
The award letter from Meijer stated: "Enriching lives in the communities we serve starts with our teams. We recently challenged our McCordsville Team to work together as a diverse committee to research, nominate and vote on a local nonprofit organization to receive a special onetime donation from Meijer."
We are grateful to the Meijer Community Giving program and their support of our shelter and mission.
Pet Food Pantry Recognized with CFHC Grant -- Sunday January 15th, 2023
Our shelter received a $720.41 grant from the Community Foundation of Hancock County to support our Community Pet Food Pantry! This grant money will be used to assist with the heavy demands of keeping the pet food pantry stocked. We don't want any pets to go hungry, and our Pet Food Pantry is available to help community members who may need assistance in feeding their pets, with the goal that no one has to make the difficult choice to surrender a beloved dog or cat that they can't afford to provide food for. Each year since its inception, we have distributed thousands of pounds of dog and cat foods each year to over 250 families. We are grateful to the Community Foundation of Hancock County for its generosity!
If you'd like to help us keep our pantry stocked for pet owners in need, we can always use donations of most brands of dog and cat foods, either dry or wet.
Clear the Shelters Campaign 2022 -- Thursday August 4th, 2022
HANCOCK COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY JOINS
Monthlong 2022 Event to Promote Pet Adoption & Animal Welfare for 8th Consecutive Year Aug. 1 to 31
Visit ClearTheShelters.com to Adopt or Donate to a Shelter or Rescue in Your Community
The Hancock County Humane Society has joined NBCUniversal Local’s 2022 Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign Aug. 1 to 31. This is the eighth consecutive year NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with affiliate stations and animal shelters and rescues to promote pet adoption and help raise funds to support animal welfare. Since its inception in 2015, Clear The Shelters has helped more than 700,000 pets find new homes.
The 2022 Clear The Shelters will again feature online donations through partners Greater Good Charities and The Animal Rescue Site, which will host fundraising and cover transaction fees so that 100 percent of donations go directly to shelters and rescues. Donations can be made to participating shelters or rescues during the campaign at ClearTheSheltersFund.org, which is also accessible via ClearTheShelters.com.
For more information on the 2022 Clear The Shelters, including participating shelters and rescues, along with details on local events and activities, visit ClearTheShelters.com and the Spanish-language website DesocuparlosAlbergues.com. Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.
About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal Local’s NBC and Telemundo owned stations, plus affiliated stations, partner with animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Local’s Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 700,000 pets finding new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com and DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.
Community Foundation Grant Awarded -- Friday May 6th, 2022
Our shelter received an $8,065.00 grant from the Community Foundation of Hancock County to support our Animal Health and Welfare Fund! This grant money will be used for spay and neuter procedures, emergency medical treatment, and lifesaving surgeries for the kittens and cats at our shelter. Because of this, we will be able to continue to take in injured animals or those in need of medical care... doing this can add up to huge expenses for us, but the grant allows us to save more animals and return them to adoptable health. It will also aid us in continuing to reduce the pet overpopulation problem through spay/neuter of our pets. We are grateful to the Foundation for its generosity!
Community Foundation Grant Awarded -- Tuesday July 6th, 2021
Our shelter received a $7,850 grant from the Community Foundation of Hancock County to support our Animal Health and Welfare Fund! This grant money will be used for the medical care and spay/neuter surgeries for the kittens and cats at our shelter. Because of this, we will be able to continue to take in injured animals or those in need of medical care... doing this can add up to huge expenses for us, but the grant allows us to save more animals and return them to adoptable health. It will also aid us in continuing to reduce the pet overpopulation problem through spay/neuter of our pets. We are grateful to the Foundation for its generosity! More information on the grant awards from the Foundation can be found in this article from our friends at the Greenfield Daily Reporter.
Leo's Market Donates to our Shelter -- Friday July 2nd, 2021
THANK YOU to the employees of Leo's Market and Eatery, for their donation of $2,595 to our shelter! Leo's employees have a voluntary paycheck contribution program to donate back to their community, and Leo's matches their donations. That's huge, and we appreciate it so much! You can read more about their donation to us, and their Pride's Purpose Community Enrichment Fund, here.
WTHR 13 To the Rescue Features Our Shelter -- Tuesday June 1st, 2021
Our shelter was featured on WTHR Channel 13 morning and noon news programs today! If you missed the shows, you can see the story on their website by clicking here . Get a look at our shelter, our kitties, and our volunteers. Thanks to WTHR for this great opportunity to show people of Central Indiana what we do!
Prize winners in the Adoption Story Challenge! -- Monday October 5th, 2020
We are excited to announce that our heart-warming adoption story, "Penelope and Orville: A Song for Many Voices", written by Kathleen Free, was one of the runner-up winners in the Clear the Shelters Adoption Story Challenge! Thanks to the generosity of the Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org, our shelter will receive $1000 and $500 worth of pet supplies!
Here are two great articles about the contest results:
Greenfield Daily Reporter, October 5, 2020
WTHR, Indianapolis, October 8, 2020
The prize-winning story can be read here.
Thanks to everyone who voted for our story, and helped a small shelter's story rise to the top!
Clear the Shelters ADOPTION STORY CHALLENGE! -- Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
We've entered our adoption story of Penelope, the cat born without eyes, and Orville, her "seeing-eye cat", into the Clear the Shelters "Adoption Story Challenge." Winning stories from shelters can win prizes of cash or supplies for their shelter's use.
Click here to read our story - then vote (you can vote once a day through September 30th). Voting is free and easy. Your vote could help us win a great prize!
You can also click here to read a wonderful article by our friends at the Daily Reporter, and learn more about the pets and people in this story.
Thanks to the Clear the Shelters Campaign, The Animal Rescue Site, and GreaterGood.org for this opportunity!
Grant Received from AdoptaPet.com and Advantage II -- Sunday August 16th, 2020
We are excited to announce that our shelter was one of 30 recipients in the "Little Acts, Big Help Advantage" grant program, an opportunity provided by AdoptaPet.com and Advantage II. The story of Scarlett, one of our shelter residents, resulted in a grant award from the Advantage II brand that has supplied us with 372 doses of Advantage II flea protection to treat our shelter residents, an award worth over $3,000!
We'd like to thank the great people at AdoptaPet.com and Advantage II for their generosity. You can read more about the shelters who will benefit from this grant, here:
"Clear the Shelters" Campaign in August! -- Friday July 31st, 2020
THIS AUGUST, “ADOPT & DONATE” TO HELP NBC AND TELEMUNDO OWNED STATIONS CLEAR THE SHELTERS
NEW YORK – (July 1, 2020) – NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations) today announced that its Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign will run from August 1 to August 31. To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, the stations’ month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues. This is the sixth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations present their popular pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than 410,000 pets find new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com for more information.
“As communities all across the country continue to practice social distancing, this year’s Clear The Shelters campaign will allow individuals to find their perfect pet through virtual platforms. Our partners WeRescue and 24PetWatch have great web and online tools that make it easy to find a pet and navigate the pet adoption process with shelters,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “If adopting a pet is not possible right now, our partners at GreaterGood.org have a great website where anyone can donate to shelters/rescues to help them continue their great work. We are excited for our NBC and Telemundo stations to present another memorable Clear The Shelters campaign this August.”
This year’s Clear The Shelters’ “Adopt & Donate” campaign features returning partners WeRescue and GreaterGood.org, and new partner 24PetWatch. Users can use the WeRescue iOS app to locate adoptable pets near their zip code, submit their pet adoption applications through shelters’ websites, and ask questions directly to shelters. Individuals who are interested in donating to a shelter/rescue, please visit GreaterGood.org’s Clear The Shelters donation site ClearTheSheltersFund.org. In addition, 24PetWatch is enabling shelters to increase their exposure through 24Petshelter.com/cleartheshelter, a free website providing a full list of participating shelters and their adoptable pets along with a link to contact them.
“From the beginning, the goal of the WeRescue app has been to help more people rescue the love of their lives at a nearby pet shelter. The app does this by making available over 70 filters to allow adopters to be very specific about the pet which will match their lifestyle. We are thrilled to once again partner with NBC and Telemundo owned stations for their month-long Clear The Shelters event, to make it easy for anyone to browse the pet listings in our app, pre-apply with a shelter before their visit, and find the right pet for them,” added Mark Wade, Founder and CEO, WeRescue.
"GreaterGood.org is proud to partner again with NBC and Telemundo owned stations for their Clear The Shelters campaign to help thousands of homeless pets find loving homes across the U.S.," said Liz Baker, CEO for GreaterGood.org. "This year’s ‘Adopt & Donate’ focus will give animal welfare advocates the tools they need to save lives in two ways – by adopting a new furry family member, and by financially supporting animal shelters who need help now more than ever.”
“We are proud to do our part to help shelters bring pet families together, in-person or virtually,” said Michelle Cole, 24PetWatch Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.
Total funds donated to shelters/rescues and the total number of pets adopted from virtual platforms and any in-person adoption events will be announced by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations after August 31. Local stations working in partnership with their shelters/rescues may hold live events throughout August, if local conditions allow. Check ClearTheShelters.com for more information.
Follow the effort on Twitter @ClearTheShelter, and on social media using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #DesocuparLosAlbergues.
About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), plus affiliated stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 410,000 pets finding new homes. Visit ClearTheShelters.com, DesocuparLosAlbergues.com for more information.
About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations and subsidiary digital businesses serving 30 markets, a regional news network, multicast networks COZI TV and TeleXitos, and LX, the division’s new TV/streaming network that serves adults 18-45, a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company. The local TV stations can be viewed in 38 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico and produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.
2020 Low-cost Vaccination Clinics begin soon! -- Thursday May 21st, 2020
Our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics for dogs and cats will begin soon! Clinics with the local veterinarians you love are scheduled for June, July, and September 2020. For more information including locations and costs, click here: Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics
Our Grand Re-opening! -- Friday February 28th, 2020
Our shelter is re-opening, and our Open House is in the news! It's been a tough few months, and we appreciate all the support we have received from our community. Our thanks to the Daily Reporter for their coverage - their article can be read below:
Daily Reporter - February 28, 2020
Grant Awarded by Community Foundation -- Sunday June 16th, 2019
Community Foundation Grant Awarded
Hancock County Humane Society is honored to announce the receipt of a grant from the Community Foundation of Hancock County. The grant, in the amount of $6,902.75, will establish an Animal Health and Medical Fund. This fund will be used to pay for spay/neuter and medical expenses for pets in our community, and enable us to continue to rescue animals needing medical care that might otherwise be euthanized. Medical and spay/neuter expenses during our last fiscal year totaled $27,801, and this grant will increase the number of animals we are able to help.
Our volunteers are grateful to the Foundation for its generosity, and we are excited about the opportunity to expand the services we can provide to our community!
Medical Expense Fund Drive -- Monday November 26th, 2018
Medical Expense Fund Drive:
$21,700+. That's how much money the Hancock County Humane Society has spent already this year on medical expenses for the animals in our care, as we look for their furever homes.
Can you help us? We'd like to raise $10,000 by the end of 2018. YOU can be part of the work we're doing for homeless pets in our community. Please donate today!
Our Roof Replacement Begins! -- Sunday September 16th, 2018
Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Hancock County, and many donations from companies and individuals, work is beginning this week to replace our leaking roof! Due to the construction equipment, visitors and volunteers will need to park on the street instead of our parking lot during the week of September 17th. We will also be unable to accept donations of aluminum cans during this time, due to the lack of storage. These inconveniences will hopefully be done soon. Thanks for your patience, and thanks to all of you who made it possible for us to maintain a safe facility for our pets!
Our "Raise the Roof" Campaign is In the News! -- Monday April 30th, 2018
Our shelter's need for a new roof has made the local news in a big way! Our sincere thanks to the news organizations who have helped us spread the word about our situation. Please take a look at their coverage for more information:
Daily Reporter - April 10, 2018
We've adopted a lot of pets!