Bartholomew County Humane Society

Bartholomew County Humane Society Our mission: To provide humane support, care, shelter, and medical attention to abandoned and homeless animals, to place adoptable animals in permanent homes, and to promote education for responsible pet ownership.
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"To Help establish a humane and sustainable community for animals and their advocates through education, temporary shelter, adoption and the promotion of

One of our spaniel mix pups, Coco (formerly Hannah), left the shelter yesterday with her new family! This family has bee...
01/09/2020

One of our spaniel mix pups, Coco (formerly Hannah), left the shelter yesterday with her new family! This family has been patiently waiting for the right dog and we know they are going to shower Coco with love. Happy adoption day, Coco!

#HappyTails

Dog of the Week Shelby may have had a rough start in life. She came to us about 3 months ago with a ring of bare skin ar...
01/08/2020

Dog of the Week Shelby may have had a rough start in life. She came to us about 3 months ago with a ring of bare skin around her neck and looked like she had probably had some litters of pups in the past. But you wouldn't know it by meeting her. This girl is sweet as pie! She shows how excited she is to see you by wagging her little bobtail like crazy! She likes to play, but she's is always down for some belly rubs and loving. She is around 5 years old and is a smart girl who seems ready to learn.

We can't believe someone hasn't scooped up this adorable girl yet. Let us introduce you to Shelby so you can find out if she is the dog for your family!

#AdoptDontShop #RescuePit #RescueDog #DogOfTheWeek

Cat of the Week Rory is tired of seeing all these dog posts. Time to show a little feline love!Rory is about 4 to 5 year...
01/08/2020

Cat of the Week Rory is tired of seeing all these dog posts. Time to show a little feline love!

Rory is about 4 to 5 years old. This very sweet, middle-aged fella has so much love to give! He's one of the first ones to greet you at the door and will hop right into your lap when you sit down. He's the best biscuit maker and loves to rub your feet with his head. He's got several roommates so we know he gets along great with other kitties.

Rory can't wait to find his forever home. Come on out and meet him so he can purr his way into your heart!

Greta was in bad shape when she first got to us. She was very thin, her fur was matted, and she spent most of her time l...
01/07/2020

Greta was in bad shape when she first got to us. She was very thin, her fur was matted, and she spent most of her time lying on the floor of her kennel, looking completely defeated. Worst of all, she had a large growth on her stomach that hung off her body. Luckily for us and for Greta, we have great people in our corner! Our friend Nancy volunteered to foster Greta and took her home with her last week. Her new foster mom got her groomed up and she already looks so much better!

Nancy sent us this update yesterday: "This is the first day she has fully relaxed and slept most of the day. She's so relaxed she's snoring! She likes to sleep with her paw over her nose." Nancy even bought her a belly band that helps to support the large mass and keep it from pulling on her skin.

Greta still has a way to go. The vet will help to determine whether there is cancer in her body and what her prognosis is. Regardless of what the future holds for her, we are so happy that she is being showered with the love that she probably did not receive earlier in life.

We couldn't continue to care for animals like Greta without our wonderful community of supporters. If you'd like to help contribute to the care of Greta and other animals like her, please consider making a donation to Bartholomew County Humane Society.

It's Doggone Friday! Here are some of the dogs we have available at the shelter right now looking for their forever home...
01/03/2020

It's Doggone Friday! Here are some of the dogs we have available at the shelter right now looking for their forever homes. Interested? Please message, call, or come on out and visit to get more information on any of these sweeties!

It's Doggone Friday! Here are some of the dogs we have available at the shelter right now looking for their forever homes. Interested? Please message, call, or come on out and visit to get more information on any of these sweeties!

Poor Ryder just can't catch a break. He came back to us this week for the THIRD time. This guy started having seizures a...
01/03/2020

Poor Ryder just can't catch a break. He came back to us this week for the THIRD time. This guy started having seizures as a result of an infection when he was a pup. He lost his first adopted home due to a change in situation for the family, and his second home due to a change of mind. He wasn't brought back because of any fault of his own.

Ryder is a shepherd/beagle mix who's about a year and a half old. He is super sweet and gets along great with children and other dogs. His seizures are readily controlled by medication. His last family even brought him back with his medication filled through September (and they only paid about $10/month for his meds).

This special needs guy needs a family who will love him for good. Could you give Ryder his forever home?

Bartholomew County Humane Society
01/03/2020

Bartholomew County Humane Society

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo
01/03/2020

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo

Adoptable pup Indie is so excited to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's to finding as many happy, loving homes for a...
01/01/2020

Adoptable pup Indie is so excited to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's to finding as many happy, loving homes for animals as we can in 2020. :)

Thanks to everyone who helped contribute to a great 2019, especially our wonderful staff, volunteers, donors, and adopters! Our community is the best!

Here's to a safe and happy New Year's Eve to all the homebodies AND party people! We'll be here on the couch with our do...
12/31/2019

Here's to a safe and happy New Year's Eve to all the homebodies AND party people! We'll be here on the couch with our dogs and cats. :)

12/25/2019

Weebele Claus wants to wish a very merry Christmas to all! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ…

This special boy walks a little funny, but he doesn't let that slow him down. Weebele still loves to play! He's a lover who is going to make someone a wonderful companion. πŸ™‚

We will be open tomorrow at noon. We would love to introduce you to this handsome guy!

Eli is hoping he's on Santas nice list this year! He did sit like a good boy and wear a hat for this picture! πŸ˜‚
12/24/2019

Eli is hoping he's on Santas nice list this year! He did sit like a good boy and wear a hat for this picture! πŸ˜‚

You only have a few more days to make it in and find a new friend to bring home for the holidays! We are open today and ...
12/19/2019

You only have a few more days to make it in and find a new friend to bring home for the holidays! We are open today and tomorrow from noon to 6pm and from 10am to 1pm on Saturday.

We will be closed for the first half of next week due to the holidays.

How stinkin' cute is this guy? Groot and his two brothers (Loki & Rhodie) are 6 months old. This boxer mix is a typical,...
12/18/2019

How stinkin' cute is this guy? Groot and his two brothers (Loki & Rhodie) are 6 months old. This boxer mix is a typical, goofy puppy! He'd love to be the gift you pick to stick under the tree. Interested in giving Groot or either of his brothers their forever home for the holidays? Come visit us to meet them!

UPDATE 12/20: All three brothers have now been adopted! Thanks so much for all the shares that helped them find their new homes. β™₯️

Our friends from Mannered Mutts Rescue visited this past weekend to evaluate some of our canine residents. Several of th...
12/17/2019

Our friends from Mannered Mutts Rescue visited this past weekend to evaluate some of our canine residents. Several of these dogs are special medical cases who will require extra care and treatment that this rescue would be able to give more focused consideration and attention to. Thank you to this group for taking the time to come out and show our boys some love!

Over the weekend, the Mannered Mutts Rescue team went and evaluated and loved on some dogs at Bartholomew County Humane Society, one of the shelters that we partner with. We are looking forward to taking a couple of their dogs into our rescue after the holidays. πŸ’•πŸ’•

MEET THE ROOMMATESRory, Florance, Sam, and Clemson are buddies who share a room here on the east side of the shelter.Ror...
12/16/2019

MEET THE ROOMMATES

Rory, Florance, Sam, and Clemson are buddies who share a room here on the east side of the shelter.

Rory is about 6 years old. This tiger and white sweetie is a great biscuit maker who loves cuddles and pets!

Florance is black cat who's about 8 years old. She's a great lap sitter who will demand plenty of pets! Florance is front declawed.

Sam, our former Cat of the Week, is still waiting on his forever home! This friendly senior is about 10 years old. He's a great foot massager (which works out fine since he's front declawed) and is down to cuddle!

Clemson, the fluffy orange fella, is about 6 years old. He's a sweet boy who will wait at the door for you to come visit!

Gift the gift of a second chance and bring an animal in need home for the holidays.
12/15/2019

Gift the gift of a second chance and bring an animal in need home for the holidays.

Allow us to introduce you to Sir Otis! Otis is a pretty young fella, probably about 6 to 10 months old. We think he is a...
12/14/2019

Allow us to introduce you to Sir Otis! Otis is a pretty young fella, probably about 6 to 10 months old. We think he is a Lionhead/Polish Dwarf cross. Whatever he is, he sure is handsome! He would love to get out of here, away from all these noisy dogs. Otis's adoption fee is $50.

Interested in adopting Otis? You can come meet him today! We are open from 10am to 1pm.

12/13/2019

It's hard to get Dog of the Week Jolene to sit still long enough to get a good picture of video! She's a loving, energetic girl who just wants to have FUN!

Jolene is ready to find a family to call her own. Come out and visit her today so Jolene can find a home for the holidays!

It's Friday the 13th and we've got a great adoption special for you! ALL black dogs and cats have a reduced fee of only ...
12/13/2019

It's Friday the 13th and we've got a great adoption special for you! ALL black dogs and cats have a reduced fee of only $20! We close at 6 today. Come find a new furry friend!

We've gotten some great updates on recent adoptions. We are so happy that these animals have found wonderful, loving hom...
12/12/2019

We've gotten some great updates on recent adoptions. We are so happy that these animals have found wonderful, loving homes! Thank you for adopting from BCHS!

Every animal deserves a safe and loving home for the holidays.
12/10/2019

Every animal deserves a safe and loving home for the holidays.

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo
12/09/2019

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo

Jolene, our Dog of the Week, is about two years old. This hound girl has some beautiful markings and some soulful eyes! ...
12/09/2019

Jolene, our Dog of the Week, is about two years old. This hound girl has some beautiful markings and some soulful eyes! She looooves people and gets along great with other dogs. She's looking for a family who she can take on walks (or maybe even runs!) and who won't mind if she likes to sing a little bit, as hounds often like to do.

Don't let the rainy weather keep you away. We would love to introduce you to Jolene or one of our many other canine residents!

#AdoptDontShop #RescueDog #RescueHound

Our Cat of the Week this week, Sam, is 10 years young. Despite his rough exterior, he is as sweet as can be! Sam loves p...
12/09/2019

Our Cat of the Week this week, Sam, is 10 years young. Despite his rough exterior, he is as sweet as can be! Sam loves people and is usually the first kitty to greet you at the door. He is very vocal and will climb right into your lap as soon as you sit down. He gives some of the best foot massages (don't worry about scratching, he does not have front claws). This sweet old man is looking for the right lap to spend the rest of his days.

Sam's adoption fee has been reduced to $40. He gets along well with gentle kitties and would be okay in a home with older children. Visit or call to learn more about Sam and find out if he's the fella for you!

#AdoptDontShop #RescueCat

Our generous visitors brought plenty of goodies for the animals and the shelter to our Holiday Open House today. Thank y...
12/08/2019

Our generous visitors brought plenty of goodies for the animals and the shelter to our Holiday Open House today. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and contributed! Also, a big thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Claus for taking the time to visit, to Erzsabet Gaal for the beautiful music, and to Father Clem for the lovely blessing of the shelter and the animals. πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸŽ„β™₯️

The animals and staff put together their holiday wish list to share with you! If you are planning to attend our Holiday ...
12/06/2019

The animals and staff put together their holiday wish list to share with you! If you are planning to attend our Holiday Open House and would like to bring a gift, any of these items are sure to put a smile on someone's face (whether animal or human).

12/05/2019

Dog of the Week Harley is better at chomping on tennis balls than playing fetch, but he sure looks cute doing it! This fella is usually ready to play but won't say no if you decide you want to give him some belly rubbins instead. Harley lived with another dog in his last home, so we imagine he would do well with canine siblings.

Harley has been at the shelter for four months now and we need to get him the heck out of here! He will thrive in a loving home and make a GREAT dog! We would love to help you decide if Harley is the right dog for your family.

12/05/2019

Cat of the Week Tristan is such a sweetheart. He's looking for a human who's down to cuddle! He would love to get out of this enclosure and find a place to call home. Here's Tristan getting a little love. Isn't he so handsome?

The shelter will be closed tomorrow, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, but there will be plenty of opportunities to see us t...
12/05/2019

The shelter will be closed tomorrow, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, but there will be plenty of opportunities to see us this weekend!

- Holiday Bake & Gift Sale - Saturday from 10am - 2pm @ Fair Oaks Mall
- Holiday Open House - Sunday from 1:30 - 3:30pm @ the shelter
- Pictures with Santa - Sunday from 6:30 - 8:00pm @ Fair Oaks Mall

Dog of the Week Harley can't stop smiling because of your generosity! Thank you so much to all those who contributed to ...
12/04/2019

Dog of the Week Harley can't stop smiling because of your generosity! Thank you so much to all those who contributed to us for #GivingTuesday (and to those who contribute every other day of the year)! We can't say enough how thankful we are for this wonderful community.

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo
12/04/2019

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo

This is Blossom. Blossom has been a resident at our shelter since August of 2018. Blossom is the sweetest! She loves cud...
12/03/2019

This is Blossom. Blossom has been a resident at our shelter since August of 2018. Blossom is the sweetest! She loves cuddles and being petted. She gets along great with other cats. So why is she still at the shelter?

Blossom has been sick since she first came here. She has frequent sneezing fits. She is so congested that she sounds like a duck when she tries to meow. We have tried several medications and none have been able to cure all of her symptoms. We haven't been able to determine what is causing her issues. Our next step in her care is to see a specialist. We estimate that this will cost about $1500.

Blossom is just one of several special needs cats that are in our care right now. We don't have a vet on staff, so if you've ever had any kind of vet bill, you might understand how much the numbers start to add up to ensure they receive the care they deserve.

As we come nearer to the end of #GivingTuesday, we ask you to consider making a contribution so we can continue to care for special cases like Blossom. Your gift can make a big difference in helping make sure these animals are able to find their forever homes.

Meet Elvis. Elvis was brought in  by Animal Control after he was picked up from a park near Elizabethtown. He was obviou...
12/03/2019

Meet Elvis. Elvis was brought in by Animal Control after he was picked up from a park near Elizabethtown. He was obviously injured and could only drag his back legs. We discovered that he had a pelvic fracture. We gave him a few weeks to heal, but he still could not use his right leg.

We worked with IndyVet, who helped us determine that there was extensive damage to his muscles and tendons, and only intensive therapy could help with the atrophy. For eight weeks, he went up twice a week for hydrotherapy, laser, and manipulation therapy. Volunteers generously offered to help transport him there and back. Staff and volunteers did in-shelter therapy as well between his IndyVet sessions. We saw so much improvement and by the end of his therapy, it was hard to tell he had ever had any problems!

IndyVet generously offered to lower the cost of his therapy, and donors helped us to cover almost all of the remaining cost. At the end of his eight weeks, Elvis was even adopted by an IndyVet technician!

Not all animals come to us healthy. We need to be ready to deal with special cases like Elvis, whose medical costs can add up to thousands of dollars in just a short time. If Elvis had not been brought to us, who knows what could have happened to him. Now he is able to lead a healthy, happy life with a loving family.

Thank you so much to our wonderful donors and volunteers who help us care for the animals that come through our doors! We would not be able to save lives like Elvis's without your support.

If you donate to Bartholomew County Humane Society on #GivingTuesday, where does your donation go? Many don't realize al...
12/03/2019

If you donate to Bartholomew County Humane Society on #GivingTuesday, where does your donation go? Many don't realize all of the costs that go into ensuring animals are ready to be adopted and keeping a shelter running. Our adoption fees only cover a portion of what we invest in the animals that come through our doors. Your donations will help contribute to caring for our animals, especially those who come to us sick, injured, or with special needs, who need much greater investment than the typical animal.

We are so grateful to have a community of animal lovers who are willing to support our cause so we can give these animals the care they need and help them find the loving homes they deserve. Your donation matters and truly helps us to save lives!

12/03/2019

Cyber Monday and Black Friday are all about savings. But today on Giving Tuesday, you can help us to work towards our mission of the most fulfilling "saving" there is!

Facebook will be matching up to $7 million in donations made on #GivingTuesday. Your contribution made through Facebook could go twice as far to help us care for and find loving homes for homeless animals.

Want to get involved but can't afford to contribute financially? There are many other opportunities for you to help us help the animals. Visit our website for details on volunteering and for a list of items needed at the shelter.

http://bartholomewhumane.org/donate

We couldn't keep doing what we do without the generous support of this community. Thank you for all you do!

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo
12/03/2019

Bartholomew County Humane Society's cover photo

Bartholomew County Humane Society
12/03/2019

Bartholomew County Humane Society

Our Dog of the Week, Harley, is pretty easy to identify because of those unique ear. Doesn't he look a little like a pol...
12/02/2019

Our Dog of the Week, Harley, is pretty easy to identify because of those unique ear. Doesn't he look a little like a polar bear? Harley is such a sweetie. He sits patiently in his kennel when you walk up, making sure to give you his best sad puppy eyes. But he peps up as soon as you get him out of that kennel. He is an energetic boy who likes to play!

Harley came to us after his owner could no longer keep him and has been at the shelter for about four months now. He is such a good boy and will make someone an awesome family member. Could Harley be the dog for you? Come meet him to find out!

#AdoptDontShop #RescueDog #RescuePit

This handsome guy, Tristan, is our Cat of the Week! Tristan is about 2 years old. He is a very sweet and loving boy. He ...
12/02/2019

This handsome guy, Tristan, is our Cat of the Week! Tristan is about 2 years old. He is a very sweet and loving boy. He plays well with others and we think he'd do great with kitty siblings. He enjoys cuddles and is looking for a family he can snuggle up with!

Interested in meeting Tristan or any of the many other cats in our shelter? Please call to setup a time or come visit! We are open M, W, Th, F from noon to 6pm, and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

#AdoptDontShop #RescueCat

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4415 E 200 S
Columbus, IN
47201

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(812) 372-6063

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