About Us


Cat Snip in Your Zip

Do you live in the 47710 zip code in Evansville, IN? Thanks to a grant from Petsmart Charities, the VHS is now offering FREE spay/neuter and a FREE rabies vaccine (if it is due) for your cats at no cost to you! Just call or email the VHS at (812) 426-2563 ext. 216, clinic@vhslifesaver.org, to make an appointment!

This grant is currently available for the 47710 zip code only. Please consider making a donation to Cat Snip in Your Zip so that we can expand this program into other zip codes, and help us prevent thousands of unwanted litters of kittens.

Program is only available to domesticated pet cats or free-roaming stray cats. Feral cats are NOT eligible. (If you must trap the cat and cannot handle it enough to get it into a standard pet carrier, the cat is not eligible for Cat Snip in Your Zip. Please refer to our Trap-Neuter-Release guidelines for feral cats.)


Cans for Pets

We now recycle aluminum cat food cans! In partnership with the Alcoa Foundations and Pennsylvania Resource Council, we launched the "Cans for Pets" initiative in September 2013. Please bring your clean aluminum pet food cans to the shelter and deposit them into the big blue "Cans for Pets" bins. One bin is located inside the shelter and can be accessed during business hours; the other is located outside at the back of the building near the intakes lobby. The VHS receives 5 cents from every can recycled!

We also accept aluminum soda cans in the red cage at the back entrance of the building. Follow the sign for "Animal Surrenders & Deliveries" to drop off aluminum cans of any kind.

Adopting A Friend

Adoption fees:

Puppies >6 months & small-breeds of any age: $120

Large breeds & dogs <6 months: $100

Kittens & declawed cats: $50

Cats <6 months: $30

Adoption fees for dogs & cats always include:

  • the animal's spay (female) or neuter (male)
  • nationally-registered microchip
  • up-to-date vaccinations, including rabies
  • a bag of the food they've been eating at the shelter
  • first de-worming
  • flea treatment & ear cleaning as needed
  • goody bag
  • free checkup at Village East Animal Hospital in Evansville
  • 30 days of free pet health insurance from Shelter Care Pet

Rabbits: $30 (includes spay/neuter and cardboard carrier)

Ferrets: $45 (includes distemper & rabies vaccines)

Guinea Pigs: $15

Hamsters, Gerbils, & Rats: $5

Birds & Reptiles: fees vary

Who We Are

The Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc., a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1957 to provide protection for homeless animals, intervention for animals in abusive environments, and community education to encourage prevention of animal abuse and pet overpopulation. The VHS receives no tax-based funding whatsoever. Therefore, it depends on the generosity of the corporate community and the public at large to continue, and hopefully expand, the much needed services it offers.

Located in Evansville, Indiana, the VHS serves as a surrender and adoption agency for unwanted pets. In addition to finding homes for animals, the VHS also works to build public awareness of the problem of homeless and abandoned pets. Through special events, media coverage and other outreach activities we hope to reduce the flow of animals to our shelter.

Our mission:
The Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. is committed to the elimination of pet-overpopulation in our community, the prevention of animal cruelty & neglect, and the promotion of the human-animal bond.

Come Visit Us

Adoption & animal viewing hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST. We are open for one additional hour (12:00-7:00) on Fridays. Adoptions must be in progress 30 minutes prior to closing.

General business hours begin at 9:00 am, Tuesday through Saturday in the front lobby. Again, VIEWING & ADOPTION HOURS DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL NOON.

To make an appointment to surrender an animal, please call 812-426-2563 ext. 209.

Our Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic is open every Saturday morning (with the exception of major holiday weekends & in the case of inclement weather) from 8 am - 12 pm. The clinic is first-come first-served, so get here early. Doors open at 7:30. No appointment necessary for vaccine clinic only.

To make an appointment for spay or neuter with our Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic, please call 812-426-2563 ext. 216 or email clinic@vhslifesaver.org.

Please visit our website at www.vhslifesaver.org for a list of upcoming community events, and for more ways on how to help us continue to offer our lifesaving programs!

Contact Vanderburgh Humane Society


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