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Vanderburgh Humane Society was founded in Evansville, Indiana in 1957 and has made it their mission to provide shelter, protection, and care for the homeless and abused animals of their community. They have programs that work toward ending animal cruelty and overpopulation, provide community education, and help animals find new, loving homes.
Vanderburgh Humane Society leads the community in their city-wide efforts to spay or neuter its animals, and they work to make the public aware of the importance of sterilizing their pets. They have campaigns championing the rights of animals throughout the city, and are working to make sure that all companion animals of Evansville are treated with the respect and love they deserve.
To achieve their mission, Vanderburgh Humane Society provides the following community services:
And, of course, adoption!
The adoption process at Vanderburgh Humane Society is as follows:
You can find Vanderburgh Humane Socitiety's adoption applications at the links below:
Adoption fees at Vanderburgh Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age and species-appropriate vaccinations and boosters, deworming, microchipping, heartworm testing in dogs, FeLV/FIV testing in cats, flea control, grooming, obedience training, a cardboard carrier for cats, a leash for dogs, and a sample bag of food.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.