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Michiana Humane Society Animal shelter in Michigan City, IN

The Michiana Humane Society provides a safe harbor for 1,200+ animals yearly. Most of these animals are surrendered by their owners who can no longer provide care. We also take in strays, abandoned, and unwanted animals found in our service area. Once here, healthy, non-aggressive animals are assured of our care until we find them homes, no matter how long it takes.

With an annual budget of around $550,000, our caring staff and volunteers provide shelter, food, basic medical care, and vaccinations. Since 2015, 100% of our dogs, cats and rabbits are spayed or neutered before being adopted. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization relying solely on private donations; we receive no tax funds to help with our mission.

Our service area includes both LaPorte County in Indiana and Berrien County in Michigan, but depending on the animal we sometimes adopt beyond those borders.

The Michiana Humane Society & SPCA has been a leader in animal welfare since 1920, when a group of local women in the Long Beach, Indiana area began to collect small amounts of money to care for stray animals. In 1948, the organization incorporated and evolved into the Michiana Humane Society & SPCA, Inc. Over the years volunteers kept the shelter going with private donations and hard work.

The shelter moved to its current location at 722 Indiana Highway 212 in Michigan City in 1997. The shelter was designed to provide plenty of space for our residents, with separate facilities for dogs, cats, and other small animals. A classroom space is used for educational offerings and group activities, and Alynne’s Animal Aid Center, our veterinary suite, provides medical care for the shelter’s animals. Our outside space includes a kennel for dog play adjacent to the building, the three-part Bark Park for meeting dogs, and a three-acre fenced dog park used by the shelter to walk and exercise dogs, and available to the community by membership.

Contact Johanna Humbert
Address
722 Indiana Hwy 212
Michigan City, IN 46360
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722 Indiana Hwy 212

Michigan City, IN 46360

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Adoptable pets at Michiana Humane Society

We'll also keep you updated on Flower's adoption status with email updates.
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Flower

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 4 yrs 7 mos
Michigan City, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Darla's adoption status with email updates.
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Darla

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 8 yrs 2 mos
Michigan City, IN
We'll also keep you updated on LaLa's adoption status with email updates.
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LaLa

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 9 yrs 1 mo
Michigan City, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Sarge's adoption status with email updates.
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Sarge

Great Dane/Mixed Breed (Large)

Male, 1 yr 4 mos
Michigan City, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Smore's adoption status with email updates.
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Smore

Other

Male, 1 yr 6 mos
Michigan City, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Wallie's adoption status with email updates.
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Wallie

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 2 yrs
Michigan City, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Charm's adoption status with email updates.
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Charm

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 7 mos
Michigan City, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Cleopatra's adoption status with email updates.
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Cleopatra

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 1 yr 7 mos
Michigan City, IN

Shelter FAQs

The Michiana Humane Society's main service area is LaPorte County, Indiana, and the southwest corner of Berrien County, Michigan. Generally speaking we will adopt pets out to about a two-hour radius from the shelter.

  • 1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 2. Submit Application

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process is easy as 1-2-3!

Come into the shelter to meet our animals! We find the best way to select a pet is to spend time with them. Sometimes what you expect from a photo on Facebook is not what you’ll find when you meet them. We want you to know the good and the challenging about our animals!

Fill out an application at the shelter. We do not provide applications in advance, because we want you to meet the pet first. Allow yourself fifteen minutes or so to complete the two page application.

You call us the next day for our decision. We review applications during the shelter’s closed hours. Sometimes we will have questions, or you might want to bring your dog to the shelter to see if it gets along with your potential new dog. Once we are all ready, we will schedule an appointment to complete your adoption contract, pay your fees and take your new pet home!

Adoption fees are:

Puppies (6 mo. & younger) - $195
Adult dogs - $145

Kittens (6 mo. & younger) - $95
Adult cats - $70

Rabbits - $50

Guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils - $25

That includes all initial vaccinations (except rabies), spay or neuter if required, heartworm or feline leukemia testing, and flea treatments.

Check out our website at http://michianahumanesociety.org

Pets at shelters & rescues near Michiana Humane Society

A Dog's Day Rescue

PO Box 18073,
Chicago, IL 60618

CPR Fund

PO Box 303,
Lowell, IN 46356

Humane Society of St. Joseph County Indiana

2506 Grape Rd.,
Mishawaka, IN 46545

We'll also keep you updated on Ellie Mae's adoption status with email updates.
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Ellie Mae

American Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Gary, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Strawberry's adoption status with email updates.
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Strawberry

Domestic Shorthair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Chicago, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Kelly's adoption status with email updates.
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Kelly

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
Chicago, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Duncan's adoption status with email updates.
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Duncan

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 11 yrs 9 mos
mishawaka, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Clover's adoption status with email updates.
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Clover

Domestic Shorthair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Baby
Tinley Park, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Bear's adoption status with email updates.
Bonded Pair
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Bear

Schnauzer (Standard)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Male, Senior
Hobart, IN

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