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Leap Day! Rabbit Adoption Event February 29th

Feb 19, 2020

Leap Day! Rabbit Adoption Event February 29th

The Vanderburgh Humane Society will celebrate Leap Day by hosting a rabbit adoption event on Saturday, February 29 from 12:00-6:00.The VHS usually has several adoptable rabbits at a time, and sometimes as many as 30. They are the third-largest population of animal surrendered to shelters nationwide after dogs & cats. Our local shelters are no exception. As of press time, there are 9 rabbits available.The VHS Adoptions team will be offering “Bunny Speed Dating” on this day. Famili...

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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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Work at the VHS!

Dec 03, 2019

Work at the VHS!

Join our team! The Vanderburgh Humane Society currently has openings for:ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN (1)Full time8:00 AM to 4:30 PMWeekends required. Days off will be Mondays & Tuesdays. (non-negotiable)Some holidays required based on seniority. (non-negotiable)Hours may vary; must be flexible.Pay begins at $10.00/hr with benefits.Paid time off accrued each pay period based on hours worked.We are seeking Animal Care Technicians who are passionate about animals and our organization's...

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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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