Our mission is to provide shelter and comfort to animals in need on the path to loving lifetime homes, while providing vital animal related services to our community.
Welcome to the Morgan County Humane Society! Our Humane Society was founded in 1970, by a group of dedicated volunteers, who had a vision and a goal of saving the lives of the animals in our community.
Our location has grown over the years, and at any given time we can house between 150 and 200 animals, split between our shelter and our amazing foster families.
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that relies on our dedicated staff, our wonderful volunteers and the support of our generous donors.
Our goal is to provide the animals in our community with support and care, and loving homes. We prepare them for adoption, we offer spray/neuter assistance, we supply food banks with donations, and we have a strong TNR and Community Cat program.
I adopted Mario just a few days ago from the Indy Mega Adoption Event. I had recently lost my only dog to cancer, so I was skeptical of getting a new dog. I walked the building for probably half an hour, not finding a dog who stood out to me. I was talking with a volunteer about the event when I happened to see Mario getting put into his crate. He looked sad, terrified, and lonely. I wasn't looking for a smaller dog, but I couldn't resist his sad little eyes. I played with him for all of 5 minutes and knew he was the one. From the Event, we made the 2 hour journey back home, to Freedom.
In only 2 days, Mario has settled in perfectly. He's a lover, that's for sure! There isn't a minute that goes by that he doesn't want to be cuddled or loved on. It isn't hard to see that Mario has definitely made a perminit place at home here.
We adopted Elliot 2 weeks ago this Friday. He's already become such a loving part of our family! We have 1 other cat named Elsa which we also adopted from the Morgan County Humane Society a year ago this August. She's the best kitty we've ever had! She has taken on a big sister role with Elliot and they have become fast friends. I want to thank the staff at MCHS for being so helpful and going out of their way to help us find the right fur baby to bring home. Elliot is a happy little kitty and we couldn't be happier to have him!
Good Afternoon Morgan County Humane Society!
My name is Molly Miller, and I am proud to say that I have been a "dog-mom" for the last three years thanks to you and your adoption team.
I have been meaning to send you guys updates of Wallace's (formerly known as Lt. Dan) journey with me, and I finally had the time to put together a video for you. Fair warning it is a little lengthy (about 4 minutes), but I wanted to try to fit in every second I've spent with him over the years!
When I went to your adoption convention you were holding on June 29th 2014, everyone was passing up Wallace, and to be honest I wasn't sure why. He was considered a senior dog, and thought to be around the age of nine (later I found out he was about three), and no one knew much about him. When I got a closer look and spent some time with him I realized he just needed a loving home.
He was very underweight (40 lbs) for his size, he had kennel cough, the worst case of worms I had ever encountered, a patchy coat of fur and gashes on his neck. Within a month of a consistent diet and exercise he put on a good amount of weight (now 60 lbs), and his personality started to shine. He loves snuggling, meeting new dogs, chasing squirrels and just being the center of attention. I honestly couldn't imagine my life without him.
Since I've adopted him, we went from Indiana back to Columbus, OH where I was living at the time. We spent the year together there, then made the move to the Windy City where we now reside. He has visited various places with me, including my hometown all the way in Maryland! Everyone he meets instantly falls in love with him because of his big fat smile, and quirky personality.
I'm hoping this video can show other people who are considering adoption that just because an animal isn't young enough, old enough, healthy enough etc. doesn't mean they don't deserve a second chance. Although Wallace's journey and adjustments with me haven't been a walk in the park, it was still all worth it in the end. He has become a member of my family, and I am so happy I jumped on the opportunity to adopt him. He really is my best friend.
Please let me know if you have trouble watching the video. I would love for you to see how he's living the life now! Thanks again for all that you do, and your passion for animal welfare. Best of luck with your future endeavors.
All the best,
Molly & Wally
Last fall, we adopted a mastiff/Stafford mix from you at the state fairgrounds pet adoption event. He was the best $30 investment ever! We love him so much, and we just wanted to thank you for making him available to our family. Attached is a picture of Loki sitting in his favorite chair. Thank you for this wonderful addition to our family!
We adopted a lovely 10 year old adult female cat back in 2014 and my daughter named her Kit-cat. We loved her very much and she was a loving little lady who loved us back. We lost Kit-cat to cancer in December 2016. We were heart broken. We had only 3 years together but it was a great 3 years. We took in a 3 week old kitten the last year Kit-cat was alive after losing our other cat Prancer that we had for 14 1/2 years a few month earlier. Kit-cat helped raise the kitten who my daughter named Oliver. God bless Prancer and Kit-cat, because they blessed our lives.
I adopted Sassafras, formerly Michy, from the MCHS last year with my friend Danie. I was initially looking for an older cat to be an older sibling for my other cat Momo. But Sass just kept coming up and showing us how absolutely amazing and loving she was. Of course, I fell in love with her. She is such a sweet, cuddly, friendly, and wildly playful girl, and I can't imagine her not in my life. She and her sister meet me every day when I come home and then go off on their cat adventures. Sass snuggles up with anyone who is in her vicinity and purrs like a jet engine.
Adopted Vanessa from the PetsMart on Saturday. She is settling in quite nicely in her new home, including getting the new name Maddy. Vet gave her an A+ this morning & nice newly clipped toenails to boot ~ Maddy is already spoiled beyond words, and has put together that – ‘potty outside’ equals treats inside. Only 2 accidents! A great big thank you to the shelter for what they do, and to all the wonderful volunteers that give up their own time to help our 4-legged less fortunate. Bless you all ~
We adopted Lady from MCHS a month ago today. She had been a return adoption from another family who stated she just wasn’t training fast enough. Honestly, I have no clue what they are talking about!! She is one of the most well-behaved dogs I have ever seen! She is wonderful with my 2 girls, and let me tell you, my 3 year old could try the patience of the most gentle dog! She is so loving and cuddly and I can’t imagine not having her with us. Thank you MCHS!
We just adopted Knox he’s a chocolate lab, retriever, and boxer! He’s doing really well and loves loves love his new home! Thank you Morgan County Humane Society you guys have did a fabulous job and I can’t thank you enough for my new puppy!!!
MCHS was wonderful to me. I spoke with several people in my two visits the led to my adopting my new buddy Schmoo. They answered every possible question we had, treated him for a respiratory infection at their own cost before sending him home, and were totally kind and warm hearted throughout. Schmoo seemed like an in-house favorite and literally every person we walked past was excited to see him headed to a new home. I can’t say enough positive things about my experience and can assure the fine folks at MCHS that Schmoo has been a perfect gentleman and will have a loving home for years to come.