Saving Animals. Enriching Lives.

We have a story and want to share it with you. Throughout this website we want you to learn about who we are and how we, along with the support of the Elkhart County community, help the many animals that find their way to us. We have a lot to say about our staff, what we do, our amazing volunteers, heartwarming stories along with the many programs and new initiatives that all revolve around the well being of the animals!


Every little bit counts. Your donations help homeless animals in need in our community.

Learn more about the HSEC’s important role in our community.

Become a HSEC volunteer and change lives – both yours and those of homeless animals.

What we do

Our Services

Adoption Application

Welcome, and thank you for considering adoption of a shelter companion! This application is designed to help determine what will be in the best interest of the animal and to assist potential adopters in finding a companion that is most compatible with their lifestyle. Please allow 24-48 hours for our staff to process your application.

Lost & Found Pets

As soon as you notice your pet is missing, give us a call at 574-848-4225 and we’ll complete a lost report. We are the only Humane Society in Elkhart County, and people often bring stray or found animals to our shelter or call us to report a found animal. Additionally, we serve as animal control for the county and often pick up stray or running at large animals which are then housed at the shelter. Visit the lost animals currently at HSEC. Click here for more info.

How to Help

Provide supplies, donate, sponsor a kennel or purchase a legacy paver. Help us support the more than 500 animals we care for each month. Your gift will help provide food, water, shelter and medical care to animals in need.

Animal Welfare

The HSEC investigates an average of 100 animal abuse or neglect complaints monthly. The HSEC staff assists law enforcement agencies throughout the entire justice process from investigation through prosecution.

If you need Animal Control Services or would like to report abuse of an animal, please call us at: 574-848-4225

Get Involved

Walk a dog? Pet a cat? Help at our Red Barn Resale Shop? There are so many ways our volunteers make a difference every day.

Current Needs include: Dog Walkers, Red Barn Help, Fosters & Transport Drivers

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events