Hendricks County Humane Society closes buildings but continues many programs in response to COVID-19

Danville, Indiana – In response to the increasing concern regarding COVID-19, the Hendricks County Humane Society, located at 3033 E. Main St, Danville, is temporarily making changes as noted below. Our top priority is the health and safety of our community while keeping our commitment to the animals depending on us.

Effective Friday, March 20th, we are closing our building to public traffic, but we will continue to provide Pet Food Pantry and most of our other programs (see below).

While we are closed to the public you can call to leave a voice message (317-745-3338) or email us (info@hendrickshumane.org) instead of stopping in. Our staff will respond to voice messages and emails during the hours we are normally open (Monday 3pm – 7pm, Wednesday 12pm-4pm, and Friday 12pm-4pm).

As a reminder, the Humane Society does not operate the Hendricks County Animal Shelter and  Animal Control located at 250 E. Campus Blvd, Danville. Reports of suspected animal abuse or  endangerment should always be directed to Hendricks County Animal Shelter & Control (317­745-9250). Emergency animal surrender needs should be directed to Hendricks County Animal  Shelter & Control.

Pet Food Pantry – Hendricks County residents needing pet food should call the Humane Society (317-745-3338) and leave a message clearly stating their name, phone #, type and number of pets and any special needs. The orders will be filled, people called and given times they can pick up.

Pet Adoptions – Visit our Facebook page or website to see pets available for adoption. Call or email us if you are interested in any of them. Sunday adoption events are suspended but we encourage you to visit Facebook pages of Creekside Animal Rescue, other rescues and Hendricks County Animal Shelter for pets needing homes. This may be an ideal time to introduce a pet to your family and infuse what is a very difficult time with some joy and purpose.

Events – The April nail trim and microchipping clinic (Chip & Clip) is cancelled. The April Volunteer Orientation is cancelled.

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We will use Facebook and our web page, and signs at the building to notify people of future changes.

And lastly, if you don’t already have one, please create an emergency plan for your pet. Make sure pets are wearing identification and have crates, extra supplies and food. Also, identify a caregiver who can help take care of your pet in case you become ill.

Hendricks County Humane Society is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. Its programs and services – funded by public donations, events and grants – are dedicated to ending pet overpopulation, furthering a people/animal bond, and educating the community about the humane care of animals. The organization follows a mission of being a “Voice for the Animals.”

For more information, contact Hendricks County Humane Society at 317-745-3338.

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