Cans for Pets
We now recycle aluminum cat food cans! In partnership with the Alcoa Foundations and Pennsylvania Resource Council, we launched "Cans for Pets" at the VHS in September 2013. Please bring your clean aluminum pet food cans to the shelter during general business hours, and deposit them into the big blue "Cans for Pets" bins. The shelter 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.)
The Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. (VHS), 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.
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.
Adoption & animal viewing hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Central Standard time. 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 (no adoptions or animal viewing) are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Please visit our website at www.vhslifesaver.org for a list of upcoming community events, and for more ways on how to help our great programs!