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HELP The Animals Inc.

2101 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374

Contact Nichole Kanney
Phone (765) 962-6811
cats & dogs at HELP The Animals Inc.

Areas HELP The Animals Inc. serves

Serving Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana for 30 years!

HELP The Animals Inc.'s adoption process


Submit Application

Visit our website at to submit an adoption application.


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Upon approval, visit our shelter and we can match you up with a dog or cat who fits your needs.


Sign Adoption Contract

Adoption will be finalized after selection of new dog or cat.

Additional adoption info

Please submit an online adoption application at or our Facebook page at


PUPPY $150
DOG $125
CAT $65

All of our animals are flea treated, wormed, spayed/ neutered and up to date with viral and rabies vaccinations. All cats are feline leukemia tested and all dogs are heart worm tested.

Microchip available for additional $20.

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About HELP The Animals Inc.

HELP the Animals, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit animal shelter. We run on a small staff and the kindness of many volunteers who care for an average of 150 animals on a daily basis. Donations are always accepted and appreciated.

HELP The Animals Inc.'s adopted pets

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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.