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.

No-Kill Animal Shelter in Richmond Indiana

HELP is proud to be a no-kill shelter. Our animals remain in our care until they find their permanent guardians, however long that may take. We provide food, shelter, love, veterinary and medical care for these animals while actively pursuing qualified forever homes for all of them. All of the animals at HELP are vaccinated and spayed or neutered before adoption, ensuring that they will not add to the homeless pet crisis.

We offer limited Services, community Outreach, Programs and sell Items to raise money for the Facility and all of the animals who live here.

HELP is literally an animal shelter, for animals that are abused, neglected, abandoned and lost. We do not euthanize for space, EVER! That means we can only take in animals that we have room to accomodate making us a limited admission shelter. We can not take in every animal that comes our way due to funding and space. We do not recieve any money from the City, County or State.

Although we love animals, please do not expect us to take in your animal because you are moving, having a baby, having difficulty training or are bored with your pet... space is limited. Your pet is not "better off" at the shelter. YOU are the only person they have known as their family and often times surrendered animals become depressed, uncontrollable, confused or withrawn, narrowing their chances of becoming adopted. If you not you, who has grown to love them... then who? Most adopters do not come into the shelter wanting to adopt an animal with issues however cute they may be. We can offer to crosspost in our online database, facebook page or refer you to a local trainer and hope you will work with your animal before giving them up.

If we cannot take in an animal, please try these other local resources or lookup Indiana breed specific rescues and try to place your pet:

2nd Chance Rescue of Richmond
No-Kill Foster Network & Facility
Richmond, Indiana

Animal Welfare Shelter
Open Admission * for Wayne County Residents
1825 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN
(765) 962-8393

No-Kill Rescue for Union County Shelter Dogs
1583 East Kitchel Road, Liberty, IN 47353
Call Sarah if you are planning/wanting to stop in as there are no open hours:

Humane Society of Preble County
Open Admission * for Preble County Residents
(breed specific legislation in place for pitbull type dogs)
951 South Barron Street, Eaton, OH
(937) 456-7387

Animal Rescue Fund (ARF)
No-Kill Shelter
1209 West Riggin Road, Muncie, IN
(765) 282-2733

open admission defined