Other Ways to Help

There are many other ways to help the Vanderburgh Humane Society other than monetary donations. See below for ideas.

  • With Your Wallet

    Shop for yourself or for gifts, and help homeless pets while you do it! Check out our shopping list here!
  • With Your Social Media

    Create a Facebook fundraiser for the VHS!

    Or, add a Donation button to your Instagram Stories, selecting @vhslifesaver as the recipient!

  • With Your Feet


    Download the “Walk for a Dog” app by Wooftrax from the App Store or Google Play store on your smartphone. Select the Vanderburgh Humane Society as your charity of choice. Walk at least once a week to remain active, and Wooftrax will donate to our animals! You can create a profile for your own dog! Or, if you don’t have a dog, walk with the app’s virtual dog, Cassie!

  • With Your Car

    Pet-Friendly License Plate

    Choose a Pet-Friendly License Plate next time you renew! Funds from this plate go to Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, a state organization that funds spay & neuter for low-income Hoosier pet owners. They also provide surgery reimbursement certificates for shelters, rescues, and feral cat TNR organizations statewide. While VHS doesn’t receive direct donations from these plates, we accept these low-income spay & neuter vouchers at our Clinic and we receive surgery reimbursement vouchers from SNSI every year. Your license plate can help us and hundreds of other agencies save lives! Visit www.petfriendlyplate.org to get yours!

  • With Your Tummy

    Stumped on where to grab lunch or dinner? VHS hosts a variety of give-backs at local restaurants every year. Keep an eye on our events page and on our social media for the latest give-back information before you decide where to eat!

  • With Your Old Stuff

    Aluminum Cans

    *We are no longer accepting aluminum cans, as the recycling company that hauled them for us has gone out of business. Please recycle your aluminum cans elsewhere as we do not have room for them any longer!*


    VHS accepts shoeboxes for our shelter cats to use as “beds.” Everyone knows cats love boxes! Shoeboxes can be dropped off during General Business Hours Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm CST in the front lobby.

    Gently-Used Towels, Blankets, Flat Sheets, and Washcloths

    VHS accepts clean, non-ripped linens during General Business Hours Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm CST in the front lobby. These are used for our shelter animals’ bedding, during bathing & cleaning in the Spay & Neuter Clinic, and in various other capacities.

    Rainy Day Crafts

    Are you a parent or a teacher? Your kids can help make crafts for our animals! Download the PDF below to see some craft ideas that kids can make for our shelter!

    Opportunities for Kids Under 16

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