Saving Animals. Enriching Lives.


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.

Our Services

Ready to Adopt?

Welcome, and thank you for considering adoption of a shelter companion! Learn more about adopting. Animals will be adopted first come, first adopt. No holds will be placed on adoption animals. Come visit us! Upon arrival at HSEC, we will take some basic information from you to help us with your pet match. Plan on taking your new pet home the same day. Please be patient, at times we experience large adoption customer crowds.

Lost & Found Pets

As soon as you notice your pet is missing, please fill out 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 nearly 1,000 animals we impact 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: 574-475-HSEC (4732)