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Our Featured Owensville, IN Partner:

Animal Protection Coalition, Inc.

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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About Our Rescue Group:

The Animal Protection Coalition, Inc. was established in December of 2000 by Suzanne deVaucenne, after she rescued two neglected and extremely ill French Poodle puppies from an Indianapolis pet store. Suzanne, a lifelong animal lover, humane educator and animal welfare advocate decided to become a louder voice on behalf of all animals.

In addition to providing a safe haven for homeless animals in need of rescue, the Animal Protection Coalition focuses on adoption, rehabilitation, and education. Supporting hopes of improving animal welfare in Indiana. We also work to help prosecutors, humane societies, animal shelters, and animal control officers with the enforcement of current Indiana animal welfare laws.

Our current President, Anthony R. Caldwell has an extensive background in law enforcement, science, health and research. He was elected President of Animal Protection Coalition, Inc. in 2003. He established Indiana Horse Rescue in 1998, an equine rescue organization dedicated to preventing unnecessary slaughter and abuse of horses, which joined forces with Animal Protection Coalition, Inc. in 2002.

In the last two years, we have experienced substantial growth as a powerful advocate for animal welfare in the State of Indiana. In 2006 Indiana Horse Rescues East, North, South, and Cast-A-Way Cats joined the APC Team. In 2007 we are proud to announce that APC 4 Kids, Indiana Horse Rescue Central West, Indiana Horse Rescue Southwest, and APC S.C.R.A.P.S have boarded our Animal welfare train. Summer 2008 yet another equine division was opened, in New Liberty, Indiana. Indiana Horse Rescue North Central enables IHR to support horses from all corners of the state!

Come Meet our Pets:

Feline Division
APC Cast A Way Cats

Canine Division

Equine Division

Please check with each division to find out when they are open to show animals!

Our Adoption Process:

We have several animals currently available to adopt, including kittens, cats, and dogs, horses, goats, etc. Please contact us for information if you'd like to learn more about the animals we have available for adoption please go to our individual division website.

Please remember that adoption is a lifetime commitment and should not be entered into lightly!
If you have decided to adopt an animal please follow the following steps towards the adoption process!

1. Become a Member
2. Fill out, Complete, and return the Adoption Application, 2 Personal References, Vet Reference, and photos of the facility where the animal will be housed (for Farm Animals Only).
3. Check out our Divisions so that you can learn about and select the perfect Pet for you!
4. Review the Adoption Agreement before choosing an animal to adopt. By reading it ahead of time you will know the ins and outs of the contract.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.