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Nine Former Puppy Mill Dogs Now Safe at VHS

Jan 10, 2022

Nine Former Puppy Mill Dogs Now Safe at VHS

Introducing Ashley, Lola, Alex, Rogue, Storm, Bailey, Zoe, McKinley, and Denali!Their story: Last week Kentucky Humane Society and Bissell Pet Foundation removed over 100 dogs from a puppy mill in Kentucky. They asked if VHS could take in a few of the dogs and help them find the forever homes they deserve, so we headed to Louisville and returned that night with 9 new friends. Here they are, already making small strides in confidence and trust! A few of them are quite outgoing, but most are ...

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Cuddlegrams Now Available!

Jan 06, 2022

Cuddlegrams Now Available!

This Valentine’s Day, send the gift they’ll never forget: A Cuddlegram!Proudly presented by Pet Supplies PlusA Cuddlegram is a 30-minute cuddle session with a VHS puppy, kitten, or bunny, delivered to your Valentine's workplace or other public space! Includes a personalized card, Lib's chocolate, and red roses! Plus, giving a Cuddlegram gives back - 100% of proceeds fund lifesaving work at the Vanderburgh Humane Society!Puppy $100 • Kitten $75 • Bunny $50Limited quantities available! Order now:&...

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Animal Hoarding Case: 58 Cats Arrive at VHS

Dec 19, 2021

Animal Hoarding Case: 58 Cats Arrive at VHS

Harrison County Animal Shelter called us on Friday, December 17, to ask for assistance with an animal hoarding case involving 58 cats in a single-wide trailer home in Perry County. No other shelter had the capacity to take on this case, but after some scrambling, we said yes.Two hours later, all 58 cats arrived at our door. They are shaken and sick, but stable. Medical processing is ongoing, but our intakes team has already noted injuries requiring surgical correction, sympotms of neurological d...

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Work at the VHS!

Jun 04, 2021

Work at the VHS!

Join our team! The Vanderburgh Humane Society currently has openings for:FULL-TIME ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN (1)Physical/Mental Demands:Repetitive bending, scrubbing, daily exposure to cleaning and disinfecting agents (PPE provided)Daily laundry & dishes with use of chemicals & detergent such as bleach and Rescue disinfectantExposure to, and controlled handling of, various species of animals including:dogs of all sizes, breeds, strengths, temperaments, and energy levels (mostly large dogs)c...

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Happy Tails Resale Shop Breaks 1-Day Sale Record

Mar 02, 2021

Happy Tails Resale Shop Breaks 1-Day Sale Record

Yes -- we have a resale shop, and it is hoppin!The Vanderburgh Humane Society's Happy Tails Resale Shop is currently open on Saturdays from 8:30-3:00. (We would love to be open more days during the week once we have the manpower.) It raises much-needed unrestricted funds for the shelter's operation.The previous record for highest sales in a day was approximately $3900. On Saturday, February 27, 2021 they made $4,200. If you haven't been to our shop before -- you're missing o...

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VHS Receives Best Friends Grant to Expand Foster Care

Feb 19, 2021

The Vanderburgh Humane Society has received a $25,000 Rachael Ray Save Them All grant from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society. The grant will help the VHS expand their foster care program! They applied for funds in October 2020 and were notified of their award earlier this month.“We have had a foster program in place for many years, but it was always managed by assorted staff members with a multitude of other duties,” says Amanda Coburn, VHS Develop...

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We Did It! 2020 Statistics

Jan 14, 2021

We Did It! 2020 Statistics

Our annual infographic is here! Even with a pandemic ravaging the country, 2020 was the best year ever for pets nationwide. Please refer below for 2020 data!Click Here to See our 2020 Infographic!Here are some bullet point highlights:Intakes: We took in more animals than any other year in our organization's history except for 2005 (the first year our new building was open)The most notable number of our 2020 intakes was our "Transferred In" number. Years ago, we were constantly...

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Round Up Your Spare Change to Help the Animals!

Jan 11, 2021

Round Up Your Spare Change to Help the Animals!

Did you know you can link your credit/debit card and automatically "round up" your spare change for the animals each month? It's so easy! Get registered here!If you'd like to set up a little more substantial monthly donation, you can do that too! Any amount helps. Even $25 a month provides vaccines for a litter of puppies or kittens....

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2021 Holiday Hours

Dec 17, 2020

2021 Holiday Hours

Please note VHS holiday closing hours for all Departments:CHRISTMASVHSThe shelter will close at 3:30 pm on Friday, December 24th for Christmas Eve so our staff can get home and spend time with their families.All Departments will be closed Saturday December 25th in observance of Christmas. (As always, a small crew will care for the animals.) All Departments will reopen on Tuesday, December 28th with regular hours. The final Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic of 2021 will be Saturday, December 11th.Rive...

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Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus

VANDERBURGH HUMANE SOCIETY STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS PREPARATIONS (Evansville, IN – March 13, 2020) The Vanderburgh Humane Society is reminding the public of some pet safety tips surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The shelter is also preparing internally for worst-cast scenario should it eventually be necessary to close to the public. Here are some frequently-asked questions regarding pets and the coronavirus.Q: How should pet owners prepare for coronavirus quarantines?It is always ...

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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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