• Humane Indiana

    Humane Indiana



    About Us

    For over 80 years, what began as the Hammond Humane Society in 1941 has grown into an organization with three separate and distinct responsibilities and one mission, remaining steadfast to our founder’s intentions. We annually support over 4,000 dogs and cats, and this past year, almost 3,000 injured/orphaned wildlife from 26 counties in Indiana. Our state-of-the-art animal shelter thrives in Munster, and in early 2010 the facility was augmented with the addition of a low-cost spay-neuter clinic thanks to the generosity of Estelle Marcus,

    In 2015 Humane Indiana expanded yet again, acquiring the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Valparaiso from Judith Cieslak and Jean Prebis. The work that began as an idea in the hearts of two women and other local wildlife enthusiasts has grown into an exceptional place with extraordinary outcomes. Today, the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center preserves and protects native wildlife all over Indiana.

    Over the past 80 years, the changes to our organization have been substantial, but our commitment to animal care and the owner experience remains the same. We’re here to help adoptive families make good choices for their new pets, assist families with keeping their pets in their homes, and provide a location for injured and orphaned wildlife to receive needed care. Our values have not changed, and it’s why we are still around to serve new generations. Humane Indiana’s success is due to our team of dedicated staff, passionate volunteers, and generous donors.


    • Adoption and Intake Center 421 45th Street, Munster
    • Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center 570 North 450 East, Valparaiso
    • PAWS Resale Plus 8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland


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