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** 3-3-2021 UPDATE ** Coronavirus Information

Visiting HSEC –  With the decrease in Covid numbers, our office doors will be open. 10 visitors are being allowed in the building at a time.
All visitors are required to wear masks and practice 6 feet social distancing.
Our adoption animals can be visited on our virtual website at elkharthumanesociety.org/adopt

Adopting an Animal –  An application is required to visit adoption cats.

Adoption applications can be filled out online at elkharthumanesociety.org/adoption-application


Lost & Found Pets –  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 & cats found in our community. We are currently not accepting owner surrendered dogs and 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.

General Business Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am– 5:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Adoption Visitation Hours:

Monday & Tuesday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm,
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday & Friday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm.


Trap Rental & Microchips –  We are renting traps and accepting microchip appointments.

Donations –  We are accepting gently used items for our Red Barn Resale Shop at this time. We also appreciate unopened pet food donations and cleaning supplies.

Food Assistance – We are providing pet food assistance to those in need, please call us for information.

 Volunteers – Volunteers are being scheduled to come in as needed. New volunteer training will resume as soon as possible. Inquiries about volunteering can be directed to [email protected]

Red Barn Resale Shop – Stay tuned for re-opening dates!

Events, Activities and Meetings – Please visit our website for up to date information on HSEC activities.

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.

For more information, please call our office at 574-848-4225.