Hamilton Co. shelter in 'crisis alert' after new intakes, offering adoption specials this weekend

Posted at 4:54 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 17:59:41-04

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind.  -- The Humane Society for Hamilton County is holding an adoption event over Labor Day weekend in response to a recent overflow of animals into their shelter. 

The shelter says they are in ‘crisis alert’ at this time because they have taken in dozens of pets over the past two weeks from animal neglect cases and owner surrenders. These pets include a group of American Bulldogs from an Animal Control investigation who were used for breeding, and a cat who was doused in boiling hot water who the owner claims was ‘just getting a bath.’

Because of the overwhelming amount of animals that need to find homes and the lack of new cages to take in more animals the shelter is having a special. This weekend only - Saturday Sept. 3 thru Sunday Sept. 4 - the adoption fee for all dogs (except the American Bulldogs from the above investigation) will be only $25.

For cats and kittens, the shelter is having a “ROGO” (Rescue One Get One Free) offer for just $15.

The shelter will be open on Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5pm.

Adoption applications can also be submitted online at