Thanks for everyone who stopped by our community awareness table at the Portage Pet Supplies Plus on Saturday 10/15.  The kids (and the adults, too) really enjoyed meeting the animals and we hope to see you all at the shelter to find a new family member.  And a great, big shout out to Pet Supplies Plus for hosting us!  They are all such nice people!

Can you adopt a special needs cat and her house sister?  Read about house sisters Muffin and Fantine on our Highlighted Animals under the Adoptable Animals menu tab.

Take a look at our new Highlighted Animals tab underneath the Adoptable Animals tab in the menu at the top of the page.  Everybody in our shelter needs and deserves a new home,  but these are ones that we want to especially bring to your attention because they have special needs (like Muffin and Fantine) or have been with us so long!

The initial report is that Chipotle will be be sending us a check for about $154.  Thanks to all who came out to support us and we hope you had a tasty lunch!

We always need the following supplies, especially now:

  • WE REALLY NEED NEWSPAPERS RIGHT NOW!  They are used to line to small animal cages and we are running low.  If you can take out the shiny advertisement pages, that would be great.
  • Dry Dog Food All brown, Puppy Chow Natural, Kitten Chow, Cat Chow
  • Bleach (of course!),  Laundry soap, Paper towels, Litter (we use LOTS!)

Do you wonder where all those supplies go?  Every single morning all the dog kennels are scrubbed down and the small animal cages are wiped down with bleach solution and the paper lining is refreshed.  As always, THANK YOU for the things you donate to us!


Do you wonder what a cat with a tipped ear means?  It is a cat that is or was “free-ranging” that was trapped and neutered/spayed.  The practice of “Trap, Neuter, Release” is often used to try to control the feral cat population by reducing wild litters. By tipping the ear, a trapped animal can be immediately identified as already being fixed.  Sometimes it happens to friendly cats who might end up in our shelter for adoption.  We hope you won’t overlook them when seeking a new family member!

The Humane Society of Hobart is still looking for 1 more KENNEL ASSISTANT.  Applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be available to work weekends (Saturday & Sunday).

The position involves primarily careful and thorough cleaning of dog kennels and cat cages but also handling and evaluating animals (both friendly and not so!) and working with the public.  Please contact the shelter for more info.

Did you know we are in the process of completing some needed shelter improvements, specifically an expanded and improved isolation/quarantine area!  Follow this link to see some pictures and details!Shelter Improvements


Please see our Immediate Needs page.  Perhaps you can help us with one of our critical and immediate needs!

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