VHS News

Pet Pictures with Santa Canceled

Oct 16, 2020

Pet Pictures with Santa Canceled

It is with great sadness that the Vanderburgh Humane Society announces the cancellation of Pet Pictures with Santa 2020 due to COVID-19. This would have been Pet Pictures’ 35th year, one of the Tri-State’s most beloved holiday traditions and held on November 6-8 of this year. VHS leadership says that even if the people getting photos taken were able to be properly socially-distanced with masks… the risk to the volunteers, staff, photographer, and Santa himself is sim...

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Eat Pizza, Help Pets with Azzip's Pot of Dough Fundraiser!

Aug 31, 2020

Eat Pizza, Help Pets with Azzip's Pot of Dough Fundraiser!

From September 1 through November 30, Azzip Pizza is hosting a spectacular fundraiser for local nonprofits! Each time you order food with our unique barcode/promo code, the VHS will receive 5% of your purchase. Then, in December, Azzip will choose five nonprofits to win cash prizes, including the grand prize of $10,000!October 19-21 will be Quadruple Giveback Days!! This means we receive 20% of your bill instead of just 5% on those three days only!!So how do you make sure your order counts?...

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Work at the VHS!

Jun 02, 2020

Work at the VHS!

Join our team! The Vanderburgh Humane Society currently has openings for:ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN (1)Physical / Mental Activities, Requirements and Demands:• Repetitive bending, scrubbing, daily exposure to corrosive cleaning and disinfecting agents (PPE provided)• Exposure to, and controlled handling of, various species of animals including:dogs of all sizes, breeds, strengths, temperaments, and energy levels (mostly large dogs)cats of all temperamentsrabbits & rodentsoccasiona...

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2019 Statistics

Feb 01, 2020

2019 Statistics

Our 2019 Infographic is here! Please refer below for 2019 numbers. Some of these statistics are highlighted and elaborated upon below.Download the 2019 Infographic Here!3,428 animals sheltered, at least 69% from Vanderburgh CountyVHS is an open-admission shelter, which means we do not turn away any owner-surrendered animals. People do not have to live in Vanderburgh County/Evansville to surrender an animal. In fact, note the percentages of our intakes who came from Gibson, Warrick, Posey, Spence...

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VHS Acquires Full Ownership of River Kitty Cat Cafe

Nov 20, 2019

VHS Acquires Full Ownership of River Kitty Cat Cafe

As announced at the press conference on November 20th, the Vanderburgh Humane Society and the owners of River Kitty Cat Café have entered into a purchase agreement. The VHS has assumed all ownership and operations of River Kitty effective November 18, 2019!River Kitty Cat Café at 226 Main Street opened in July of 2017 under the ownership of Annette Gries and Nancy Drake, two local cat lovers. They brought an international trend to Evansville shortly before it even reached major nea...

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VHS Performs 75,000th Spay/Neuter Surgery!

Apr 12, 2019

On Friday, April 12th the VHS Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic performed its 75,000th surgery. This is an extraordinary milestone that we are so excited to achieve!The 75,000th patient was a female dog named Leia, pictured, who is a publicly-owned Pug-Husky mix. Dr. Julie Gray, DVM, the VHS veterinarian, performed her surgery at about 11:15 am on April 12th with no complications.In July of 2007, the VHS opened the Davidson/Rausch Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic to begin to reduce the number of anim...

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