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Vanderburgh Humane Society

400 Millner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710

Phone (812) 426-2563
cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, rabbits, reptiles & small animals at Vanderburgh Humane Society
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Areas Vanderburgh Humane Society serves

We serve the city of Evansville, Indiana; Vanderburgh County, Indiana; and other areas of southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and northern Kentucky. VHS serves more than 10,000 animals each year from all counties through sheltering and our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccine Clinics.

We welcome adopters, volunteers, foster parents, and donors from anywhere!

We run a Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic out of the shelter which has completed more than 87,000 surgeries since it began in 2007. We also perform surgeries for adoptable pets in the care of 15 other agencies in 3 states. Additionally, we hold a Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic on Saturday mornings at the shelter for local families to get their pets vaccinated.

Our Clinic does not have residency requirements. Anyone who can make the drive to our facility is welcome from anywhere!

Vanderburgh Humane Society's adoption process


Submit Application

Save time by submitting your application prior to arriving at the shelter!


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

It's impossible to know whether a pet may be a good fit for you, just from an online photo. Visit us during Adoption Hours!



We will discuss what you are looking for in a pet, so we can help make the best match possible for your family!


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

If the pet is already spayed/neutered, and we're not waiting on a meet & greet or medical results to come back, the pet can go home TODAY!

Additional adoption info

VHS Adoption hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00 pm Central Standard Time.

Our adoption fees are as follows:

Cats & kittens: $70
Dogs older than 6 months: $150
Puppies under 6 months: $180
Rabbits: $50

Dog and cat adoption fees include the animal's spay or neuter, nationally-registered microchip, and age-appropriate vaccinations.

Fees for other animals:

For more information on our adoption process, please visit!

Adoption application

About Vanderburgh Humane Society

The Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. (VHS), a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1957. We receive no tax-based funding whatsoever. Therefore, we depend on the generosity of the corporate community and the public at large to continue, and hopefully expand, the much needed services we offer.

Our mission:
Leading our community to eliminate pet overpopulation through Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education. Alter. Adopt. Adore.

Vanderburgh Humane Society's adopted pets

Make a donation to Vanderburgh Humane Society to help homeless pets find homes