About Humane Society of Hobart
About Our Shelter...
The Humane Society of Hobart was founded and received it's charter in 1954. Before this time, people were struggling to find a solution to the ever increasing number of strays and running animals who often met a cruel fate. With no facility to hold stray and abandoned animals, valuable and loved pets were sometimes cruelly mistreated or euthanized because they had wandered from home; strays were often shot in the streets.
The shelter was founded by a group of local citizens; the land donated by Bertha Jacoby. The first president, Morris Cox, started a drive to raise funds, supplies, time, labor, and material...anything people were able to give. Through the help of many, the shelter became a reality.
Originally the main office fronted Route 130. But, as the number of animals being brought to the shelter grew, so the shelter had to grow. In the mid-sixties, the present office and large dog kennel were added.
The Society has provided animal control for the City of Hobart since 1957, when we took in 3,000 animals. This number increased to 4,500 in 1960; 8,889 in 1964; to 12,430 in 1972. 10,000 to 12,000 was the norm until the early 80's when Lake County Animal Control's new facility was built. In 2014 we took in 3650 animals.
These are not all from Hobart. In fact our reputation causes us to have animals brought to us even from out of state occasionally.
In the very busy summer months we are approaching a full house, we do suggest people with their own litters try their local shelters and animal control facilities.
Part of the reason for our popularity is the cleanliness of our kennels and the fact that we have no "set time" for the animal's stay with us. This depends on the individual animal's health and adoptability.
Our Adoption Process...
Puppies (Up to 8 Months)........$120.00-150.00
All Adult Dogs......................$120.00-150.00
Kittens (Up to 8 Months).........$70.00
Adoptions include 1st temporary vaccination on a puppy or kitten
Adoption include spay/neuter certificate for 30% discount on spay/neuter surgery at participating veterinarians.