Supplies and In-Kind Giving

Before purchasing supplies, please consider that a monetary donation can go much further because the VHS may have a greater buying power as a nonprofit organization. Our most urgent need is always monetary donations, which can be made here.

If you are restricted to purchasing some supplies, please make note of specific brands that are needed to ensure your gift is as helpful as possible!

How to Ship Supplies Directly to Us:

Shipping Address:

Vanderburgh Humane Society
400 Miller Industrial Drive
Evansville, IN 47710

Wish List


  • Soft, smelly dog treats (i.e. Purina Moist ‘N Meaty Steak Chunks shown, T-Bones, Snausages, Nudges, T-Bones, Beggin Strips, etc.)
  • Large & medium size nylon collars (no pinch or chain collars)
  • Wet dog food cans (any brand)
  • Size Large Sporn harnesses
  • Greenies Pill Pockets
  • Advantage Multi flea/tick prevention
  • Creamy peanut butter (must be xylitol-free)
  • Cartons of chicken or beef broth


  • Friskies paté canned cat food (any flavor)
  • Cat litter (any type, any brand)
  • Feliway pheromone diffuser plug-ins and refills
  • Cat toys (particularly crinkle balls & catnip mice!)
  • Pure Balance puree cat treats (available at Walmart)
  • Kuranda Towers & replacement parts

*Please do not purchase dry dog or cat food for us! We feed 1 specific brand under a feeding contract, so we don't have upset tummies. We also get a much bigger discount buying in bulk as a tax-exempt nonprofit than you would get buying it at retail price. Purchase something from the above list or make a monetary donation to ensure that your kindness goes as far as possible! However, if you happen to have dry food at home that you can no longer use, we will accept it for our Pet Food Assistance Program even if it is open. We just ask that it be free of bugs and mold.

For Rabbits & Small Animals:

  • Timothy hay (shown at right)
  • Rabbit pellet food (any brand)
  • Fresh leafy greens & vegetables (drop off during business hours only!)
  • Guinea pig & rat food (any brand)

For the Spay & Neuter Clinic:

  • Black Sharpies
  • Sandwich-sized Ziploc baggies (shown at left)
  • Distilled water
  • Pink or blue 3.5x5 index cards

For general shelter use:

  • Forever stamps 
  • Manila folders with tabs (shown)
  • Black Sharpies
  • Plain white 8.5” x 11” copy paper
  • Standard office scissors
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Would you or your business, class, Scout Troop, etc. like to hold a supply drive for our animals? Download a printable PDF of our wish list below!

Download Wish List

Used Items

Do you have items at home that your pet can no longer use? We do accept open bags of off-brand food and treats as long as they are pest-free. Brands that we don't use for our own animals will be circulated into our Emergency Food Assistance program for needy families. Items can be dropped off Tuesday-Saturday 9-6 at the shelter's front desk.

Gifts of In-Kind Services

Does your business offer services such as cleaning, professional photography or videography, graphic design, landscaping, etc.? As a nonprofit, the VHS is always seeking ways to lower our overhead & operational costs so we can provide care for more animals. Your professional skills may be able to benefit our animals in ways you never imagined!

To discuss ways to donate your services, please email CEO Kendall Paul at [email protected] with a description of your business & services, website or social media links, and a brief description of what you’d like to donate.