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

    Benefit

    Download the Benefit app on your smartphone and help VHS animals while you shop at tons of retailers & restaurants including Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, AMC Theatres, Buffalo Wild Wings, and many more! Just create a free account and select the Vanderburgh Humane Society as your beneficiary nonprofit. You can search by our name or zip code (47710.)

    At the register, use the app to pay with a digital gift card that you purchase & redeem right there during checkout.

    Or, purchase digital gift cards as gifts and send them electronically to friends or family. No matter how you do it, the VHS gets a percentage of your transaction depending on the retailer!


    Amazon Smile


    When you shop online at Amazon.com, visit AmazonSmile first before you begin shopping. This will track your purchase through Amazon and a portion of your purchase will come back to our animals when you select the “Vanderburgh Humane Society” as your charity of choice! 


    Schnucks eScrip  

    Shop at Schnucks and pick up an eScrip card from the service desk! When you activate the card, select the Vanderburgh Humane Society as your charity of choice. Up to 3% of your purchases at any Schnucks store will come back to our animals (depending on how much you spend) when the cashier scans your eScrip card at checkout! This program raises between $8,000-$10,000 for the VHS annually.


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    Spend $49 or more at 1-800-PetMeds as a new customer, and we receive a $20 donation! 


    BarkBox


    Purchase a BarkBox subscription for your own dog or as a gift, and use “VHS” in the promo code box. A portion of your purchase will come back to our animals!


    MeowBox

    Purchase a MeowBox subscription for your own felines or as a gift, and use “VHS10” in the promo code box. A portion of your purchase will come back to our animals!


    Cuddle Clones

     

    Purchase a replica of your beloved pet or give a Cuddle Clone as a gift and use “VHSPETS” in the promo code box. Up to 20% of your purchase will come back to our animals! Cuddle Clones offers a variety of other products like figurines, ornaments, and plush slippers of people's pets and they make fantastic gifts. 


    Zeidler’s Helping Hands

    Each time you send flowers or purchase gifts from Zeidler’s Flowers in Evansville, select “Vanderburgh Humane Society” under the Helping Hands menu. A portion of your purchase will come back to our animals!

  • With Your Feet

    Wooftrax

      

    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, 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

    VHS recycles aluminum soda cans with Tri-State Resource & Recovery for extra cash. The public can drop off cans during business hours in our main lobby, or 24 hours a day in the large can shed in our rear parking lot. Please do not donate steel cans; we can only accept aluminum. (Grab a magnet. If it doesn’t stick, it’s aluminum!)


    Shoeboxes

    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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