VHS Blog

Wildlife Tips: What to Do If You Find "Orphaned" Babies!

May 01, 2018

There is one specific thing that our community's people can do to most effectively help wildlife who appear to have been abandoned.And that is: nothing.Really. Nothing. We get frantic calls frequently this time of year about people finding "abandoned nests of baby bunnies" or an "abandoned baby bird" or various other manner of "abandoned" wildlife. Here are a few things to remember regarding wildlife in southwestern Indiana.1) The babies are most likely NOT...

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Piggie Problems: The Mini-Pig Myth

Mar 06, 2018

Teacup pigs. Micro pigs. Mini pigs. We’ve all seen the adorable videos and pictures blazing across social media like wildfire from sources like Buzzfeed and other popular sites. When you search for “teacup pigs” on Google or Facebook, the first results are usually about breeders and a million pictures pop up of teeny-tiny pink pigs in costumes.The bad news is: teacup pigs don’t exist. And the “trend” of buying them is a big problem.Pot bellied pigs are growing...

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The No-Kill Myth

Jan 19, 2018

It's one of the first things people notice about an animal shelter or rescue organization these days. Some people even ask us outright. "Are you no-kill?" "Are you a kill shelter?"The answer to both of those questions is no. Here's why."No-kill" is nothing more than a marketing term designed to present an emotional appeal to the public. What it actually does is far more damaging. You've probably seen the Facebook posts with trendy terms like "k...

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Advice Regarding Lost and Found Pets

Jun 20, 2017

The staff at the VHS receive many calls each day regarding people finding an animal or losing their beloved pet. We want to help as many owners and pets as possible get reunited. The following is some advice that we regularly issue to our callers to assist them in doing all they can do to help a lost or found pet get returned to their family safely.Accidents happen but PLEASE REMEMBER that prevention is the best way to avoid the heartache of losing a fuzzy family member.Keep up to date tags on y...

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Happy Tails Resale Shop

Jun 20, 2017

The VHS Happy Tails Resale Shop is open EVERY Saturday from 8:30-3:00! Since its opening on November 8th, 2014, it has raised over $60,000 for the VHS' general operating budget. It's showing no signs of slowing down! It is located inside the VHS building at 400 Millner Industrial Drive, across the porch from the main entrance.We accept donated items on Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9:00-2:30. Your donated items are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Donations must be in clean and...

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