VHS News

Hacienda West Give-Back Monday, September 19

Sep 06, 2022

Hacienda West Give-Back Monday, September 19

Join us at Hacienda West (5440 Pearl Drive in Evansville) and present your voucher for 20% of your bill to come back to the Vanderburgh Humane Society's animals! A paper OR digital copy of the voucher will work -- just show it on your phone to your server. There are multiple ways to enjoy Hacienda and help our animals at the same time:Dine-in (alcohol is included!)Carry-outGift card purchases in-store OR online at haciendafiesta.com. Just specify "VHS give-back"...

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23 Cats Dumped on VHS Doorstep

Jul 11, 2022

The morning of July 11th, our first few staff members arrived to find four containers on our back porch containing TWENTY THREE cats total. Some are older, some are newborn babies. The photo at left is some of them.The photo at right is of our overflow room… ALREADY full of floor cages because we have no space, even prior to the 23 dumped cats. We will be honest: population levels have not been this unsustainable in over 5 years. Many other shelters nationwide are facing similar cris...

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Mutt's Morning Out

Mar 05, 2022

Mutt's Morning Out

The Vanderburgh Humane Society's Mutt's Morning Out program allows members of the general public to take a VHS shelter dog “out on the town” for a couple of hours! This canine enrichment dog day trip program is the first of its kind in our region and has been a huge success since its launch in 2019.Life in a kennel 23 hours a day can be very stressful on a dog’s psyche. It is emotionally upsetting for them, particularly when they have always been used to family life and...

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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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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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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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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Aug 29, 2019

The VHS will be closed to the public on Tuesday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. (We are always closed on Sundays & Mondays.)All Departments will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday, June 1st....

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