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.

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

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

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.

  • For Dogs

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


    Please do not purchase dry dog food for us! We feed 1 specific brand so we don't have upset tummies, and we get a much bigger discount buying in bulk 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 pest-free.)

  • For Cats

    • Purina Cat Chow & Kitten Chow (please note that other brands of food may NOT be fed to our animals and may go into our emergency food assistance program for low-income pet owners)
    • Friskies paté canned cat food (any flavor)
    • Cat litter (any type, any brand)
    • Feliway pheromone diffuser plug-ins and refills
    • Cat toys (particular crinkle balls & catnip mice!)
    • Pure Balance puree cat treats (available at Walmart)
    • Ripple Rug enrichment toy
    • Kuranda Towers & replacement parts


    Please do not purchase other brands of dry cat food for us! We feed specific brands so we don't have upset tummies, and we get a much bigger discount buying in bulk 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 pest-free.)

  • For Rabbits & Small Animals

    • Timothy hay
    • Rabbit pellet food (any brand)
    • Fresh leafy greens & vegetables (drop off during business hours only!)
    • Guinea pig, rat, & mouse food or treats
  • For the Spay & Neuter Clinic

    • Black Sharpies
    • Sandwich-sized Ziploc baggies
    • New #50 Oster clipper blades
    • Distilled water
  • For General Use

    • Forever stamps
    • Manila folders with tabs (shown)
    • Black Sharpies
    • Plain white 8.5” x 11” office paper
    • Gas gift cards for vehicles
    • Paper towels
    • Toilet paper
  • Other Types of In-Kind Gifts

    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 Executive Director 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.