Help the Animals, Inc.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless pets until they can be placed in responsible, loving homes.

Featured Adoptable Dogs

Tippi adoptable dog


Female, Adult Lab/Cattle Dog mix, Behaved, Shy but Friendly, Excited to see people but calms down. Tippi has spent most of her life in a shelter. She is looking for someone who will be patient while she settles in.
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Gabby adoptable dog


Gabby adores people and will give you lots of smooches with her extra long tongue, likes to talk and will tell you all about her adventures. She gets along with some other dogs but needs a home without small dogs or cats.

Princess adoptable dog


FOSTER/HOSPICE needed. Wilson walks well on leash and is good in the car. He does have thyroid cancer but he would like to spend his last days being loved and cared for. Wilson is unsure of other dogs and would prefer older children who will mind their manners.

Ways You Can Help the Animals...

"I always thought someone should do something about that, then I realized, I am that someone."


HELP the Animals relies solely on donations, fund-raisers and grants to be able to continue helping lost, neglected, abused and abandoned pets in Wayne County, Indiana and beyond. All funds provided by donations will help keep our doors open and continue providing shelter to our furry residents. We do not receive assistance from any city or county government agencies and rely on your generosity to be able to help animals in need. Please donate generously and make a difference in the lives of shelter animals.

Financial Donations

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Your monthly tax-deductable contribution keeps our doors open and able to provide veterinary care, food and shelter to all the animals in our shelter. By sponsoring an animal, kennel or cat cage, we have a more dependable way to gauge our ability to intake all the animals we possibly can.

Animal Sponsor

Sponsor a specific animal in need at the shelter.

Guardian Angel Sponsor

Sponsor a specific kennel or cat cage at the shelter.

Corporate Sponsorship


HELP is a volunteer based organization. We are always appreciative of our volunteers and have many opportunities for direct animal care, animal behavior/training, clerical help, building maintenance, and of course fund-raising.

Animal Behavior & Socialization

Are you looking to directly help a dog or cat in need? We need volunteers to help us with our mission and you can become directly involved with animal care, exercising, grooming or socializing the animals.

Shelter Administration

Don’t want to get your hands dirty? We are always in need of someone to help us with data entry, answering phones and general office help.

Foster Care

Open your heart and your home temporarily to the special needs of recovering animals, seniors, puppies and kittens that require extra love and care.


We have many events throughout the year and on-going fund-raising programs and projects that need man/woman power to keep us going. We also welcome the community to create their own fund-raisers that benefit the shelter.


Guardian Angel Sponsorship Program

Find out how you can make a difference in the life of an animal through our Guardian Angel Sponsorship Program. All sponsorship proceeds directly help, heel, love and care for a local homeless pet temporarily residing at HELP the Animals Shelter.


Stray of the Day

Be sure to listen on G101.3 every Wednesday at noon for Help's "Stray of the Day" radio show, sponsored by Warm Glow Candle Company! Or click to join the live webcam. (Click "go" when you get there) We love you Warm Glow!


To our Donors, Sponsors and Supporters.