Due to Covid 19 – an appointment and adoption application will be required to visit or adopt.
Please call our office at 574-848-4225 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
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As the number of cases continue to increase, we have increased our restrictions appropriately to maintain a safe zone for our staff as they provide care for the animals at HSEC.
Lost or Found a Pet – Please call us asap at 574-848-4225 to file a report. If you are missing a pet, visit elkharthumanesociety.org/found-animals to see the lost pets currently residing at HSEC. Check our found animal page frequently, we have stray animals coming to us continually, the web page updates occur frequently throughout the day, please check back if you do not see your animal at first.
Facebook has numerous lost animal and neighborhood pages that allow posting of your lost or found pet, please use these pages to help spread the word of lost or found pets. Many animals can make it home without a trip to HSEC.
Stray Animals and Owner Surrenders – At this time we are accepting stray dogs found in our community. We are currently not accepting owner surrendered dogs and cats or stray uninjured cats, a waiting list is available for stray cats.
If you have found an animal and can care for that animal until the owner is found, it is greatly appreciated to allow us space in the shelter, food and litter items can be provided, we do ask that you notify us with a found animal report.
Visiting HSEC – To reduce possible virus exposure for all, we are keeping our doors locked during business hours. Before visiting HSEC, please call our office for assistance at 574-848-4225. Much assistance can be provided over the phone. If in person assistance is needed, upon arrival, please call our office for building access.
Adoptions by Appointment – We are currently completing adoptions by appointment only. For the safety of all, we are not allowing visitors in our adoption center currently.
Our adoption animals can be visited on our virtual website at elkharthumanesociety.org/adopt
Adoption applications can be filled out online at elkharthumanesociety.org/adoption-application
All visitors are required to wear masks and practice 6 feet social distancing.
General Business Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am– 5:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Adoption Appointment Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm & Saturday 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
Currently, we ask for one person from the family meet the animal before adoption and complete the adoption process.
We are not renting traps or scheduling microchip appointments.
We are not accepting any items for our Red Barn Resale Shop, towels or blankets at this time. We appreciate pet food donations and cleaning supplies.
Food Assistance – We are providing pet food assistance to those in need, please call us for information.
Volunteers – We miss our volunteers but currently request they stay home and safe. New volunteer training will resume as soon as possible. Inquiries about volunteering can be directed to [email protected]
Red Barn Resale Shop – For safety of all, the Red Barn will remain closed into 2021. We are unable to accept donations of used items currently. We miss our Red Barn community and want their safety to come first.
Events, Activities and Meetings – All meetings, events and activities are currently on hold.
Faced with fewer adoptions and less access to the public, our animals need YOU more than ever! Visit our website, meet our adoption animals. Ready to adopt? An application can be filled out online before you come to the shelter. www.elkharthuanesociety.org/adopt
Delays – To help prevent virus spread we are limiting the number of HSEC staff on site, we apologize in advance for any delays but our goal is to keep our animals, staff and community safe and healthy.