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 do purchase supplies, please make note of specific brands that are needed to ensure your gift is as helpful as possible!

Check out our Amazon wish list or our Target Charity Registry to ship supplies directly to us!

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!
VHS Wish List

  • 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


    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!

  • 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!)
    • Revolution flea/tick prevention
    • Kuranda Beds & replacement parts
  • 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
    • Shredded office paper (without staples, plastic, or slick ads)
  • For the Spay & Neuter Clinic

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

    • Manila folders (shown)
    • Black or blue ink pens
    • Black Sharpies (no other colors needed)
    • Plain white 8.5” x 11” office paper
    • Gas gift cards for transport vehicles
    • Paper towels
    • Toilet paper
  • Amazon and eScrip

    Don’t forget to use www.amazonsmile.com if ordering online through Amazon. Designate the Vanderburgh Humane Society as your charity of choice!

    If you’re shopping at Schnucks, make sure the cashier scans your eScrip card to make your donation go further!

  • 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.