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.

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Kroger Community Rewards

Updated September 2017

HELP the Animals continues to receive funding through Kroger's Community Rewards program. If you are unaware of how that works, let us explain...

You can tie your present Kroger Rewards card to HELP the Animals, each time you shop and swipe your Kroger card Kroger gives HELP the Animals 1% to 4% of your shopping cost. Each quarter we receive a check.

This continues to be a valuable source of funding for us. Thank you everyone for your continued support!

Please if you shop at Kroger be sure and get a rewards card, it saves you money. THEN go to, and login or create an account or call 1-800-576-4377 and connect your card to HELP the Animals, then the only other thing to do is shop, shop, shop and as you do you help homeless animals. It helps when you call if you have our number, 59663. Thank you for doing this and helping our shelter.

HELP the Animals Recieves Wayne County, Indiana, Foundation, Inc. Grant to support the window replacement project.

June 1, 2015

We are thrilled to be granted $8,000.00 in support of replacing the outdated and very old windows for the dog housing section of the shelter. The grant was made possible through the Wayne County, Indiana, Foundation, Inc. by the Charles and Maxine Matthews Environmental and Animal Welfare Fund and the Miriam D. and J.Rollf Wadman memorial Fund No. 1.

The current windows do not open, are covered in plastic as insulation and the framing is weather worn and disintigrating. This grant will allow us to install new modern windows that will provide fresh air circulation and sunshine to the back dog kennel area. We are so excited and humbled to be recieving this generous grant.

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Help the Animals Inc. is now a registered non-profit with the fundraising arm of, AmazonSmile.

August 16th 2014

amazon smile

This partnership means 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to the HELP Shelter from Amazon, if shoppers choose "Help the Animals Inc in Richmond, IN" as their designated charity. Go to, sign in with your Amazon ID, and where it says "Or pick your own charitable organization" input HELP the Animals Inc. and be sure to choose in "Richmond, IN". Whenever you shop at Amazon, shop through the AmazonSmile platform, and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be automatically donated to HELP the Animals, Inc.! Easy!

Don’t forget, you must shop through the AmazonSmile webpage for the donation to be tracked. That site looks and works exactly the same as the usual site you are probably used to, but your purchases are tracked for Amazon to note the amounts they will donate on the AmazonSmile site.

Now, go shop!

Thank You Wayne County Foundation!

March 3rd 2014

25 years ago, HELP the Animals purchased dog kennels. Since that time, those kennels have temporarily housed thousands of dogs. Some who had been abused, neglected or abandoned. In the last 5 years, we have struggled to keep these kennels in usable condition; patching holes, trying to re-fence the rusted gates the best that we can, being inventive when it comes to trying to fix broken pieces... but, we have finally lost the battle.

We are now in the middle of raising the money to replace the lifted kennels entirely and renovate & purchase all new stainless steel gates for the existing concrete kennels, eco friendly drain correction, painting and sealing, noise barrier and more. Our goal for the proposed renovation is $27,000.

HELP the Animals is happy to announce that we recieved the Improving Quality of Life grant from Wayne County Foundation. This grant for $5,757 to assist with the renovation of the large dog kennels at the shelter will greatly improve the quality of life for the animals while they are in our temporary care. We would like to thank them, for getting us so much closer to our goal.

The grant was made possible by the Charles and Maxine Matthews Environments and Animal Welfare Fund and the Miriam D. and J. Rolf Wadman Memorial Fund No. 1.

You can find out more about the kennel renovations here or talk to one of HELP the Animals’ Board members. back to top