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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I know of an animal that is being abused or neglected?

If you are concerned about a dog who is frequently tethered or otherwise left outside without proper shelter, food, or water, please contact your local humane society or animal control agency.

To report Animal Neglect/Abuse:
Animal Control for City of Richmond: 765-983-7247
Animal Control for Wayne County: 765-973-9200

Tethering or otherwise leaving a dog outside for an extended period without supervision not only deprives the animal of companionship, care, exercise, and attention, but can also lead to behavior problems (including aggression). It may place the dog in serious physical danger: A confined or tethered dog is unable to escape the harsh effects of weather (heat, cold, storms, etc.), attack by other animals, or theft or abuse by humans. The Humane Society of the United States receives countless calls and letters from pet owners and neighbors about dogs who have died from exposure or been stolen, abused, or even killed while left tied outside. If you are concerned about a dog who is frequently tethered or otherwise left outside without proper shelter, food, or water, please contact your local humane society or animal control agency.

Do you Euthanize for space?

No. Not ever! The animals in our care are never euthanized to make space for another. Therefore, we cannot take in every animal that comes our way. We can only take in animals as we have space and funding to provide for, that's why it is imperative that the public spay or nueter their pets. Millions of homeless pets are euthanized nationwide in municipal Town/County "shelters" because there is not enough room.

Do you take in pitbulls?

Yes we do. We do not discriminate against any breed regardless of how the breed is percieved by the public. Likewise, we do not take in vicious animals however cute they may be. We assess behavior on a dog by dog basis.