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.

Thank You to our Donors, Sponsors & Supporters

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Wayne County Foundation

Wayne County Foundation
Thank You, Thank You WCF! for your on-going support to improve the quality of life for our shelter animals. Your support in special projects let's the community know that Wayne County cares about its lost, abused and neglected animals. One of their recent contributions helped replace and improve our back courtyard with new kennels with roofs and a concrete floor! Read more Photos

Wayne County Foundation

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Thank you so much for the generous Spay/Nueter grant we recieved for November 2013 - May 2014. These monies of $2,500 will help our community in the fight against homeless pets. Every dog and cat that comes through our doors will no longer produce offspring of potentially hundreds of thousands more animals who would otherwise add to the homeless pet crisis in our community.

Wayne County Foundation

The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge - with Petfinder
Thanks to all who voted in the Shelter Challenge to help us win the Indiana $1,000 grant a total of 2 times in 2012! Thank you to The Animal Rescue Site for your on-going support of local animal shelters, and the generous financial assistance to our organization. With your support we are saving lives and making a difference for the animals in Wayne County.

Wayne County Foundation

Build-a-Bear Foundation
A big hug and thank you from the animals at HELP for your grant in December 2012. This grant will help us achieve our objective of safely and cost-efficiently spaying and neutering our shelter animals in 2013, preventing the birth of potentially hundreds of thousands more animals who would otherwise add to the homeless pet crisis in our community.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets, in need of a helping paw. With the sale of each full-sized Bearemy’s Kennel Pals® friend -- a collection of BuildABear Workshop® plush dogs -- one dollar is donated to domestic pet programs including local animal shelters, stray pet rescue and rehabilitation organizations, and pet education programs around the country. These funds are available to qualified non-profit organizations in the United States and Canada. Visit for more information.

Platinum Sponsors:

Science Diet

Hill's Pet Nutrition
Thank you for your continued support in our animal's nutritional needs. Without you, are animals would have to rely on various donated food and would not know where their next meals would be coming from. Their health and wellness is in big part due to your contribution and subsidized food contract.

Wayne County Foundation

Lowe's Home Improvement, Richmond Indiana
From out of the blue, and a big Thank You! Lowe's in Richmond, Indiana wanted to give back to the community and decided to help out our shelter on Hero for a Day. One day they arrived at our doorstep and took a tour of the facility. We recieved a call a bit later informing us that they were going to make some "improvements". WOW! On October 27, 2012 they arrived with volunteers and supplies to improve the shelter. So many projects were accomplished and made the shelter a better place for the animals. Photos

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Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

Kim's Auctions

Kim's Auctions
Helping the animals find homes... Kim's Auctions is a Guardian Angel!

Wayne County Foundation

Richmond’s Moose Lodge
Richmond’s Moose Lodge Comes to the Rescue... Cat rescue that is! When Jason Shull, of the Richmond Moose Lodge #167, told HELP that the Lodge wanted to do something for the animals, Board Chairman Susan Beeson immediately thought of the long standing need for adequate cat housing that would not harbor bacteria, allowing us to stop the spread of illness among our cats. The shelter needed something easy to clean and disinfect, something that would allow the cats to remain in groups for socialization but maintain separation when necessary. The Moose Lodge was behind the idea with funds to purchase and install enclosures in the main lobby. Former Board Member Sheila Zwickey added additional funding to complete the project. Thank you Jason, the Richmond Moose Lodge and Sheila for their generous donation. The cats LOVE their new homes.

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Bronze Sponsors:

Eagle Scouts, Richmond, Indiana
HELP has been so fortunate to be the beneficiary of three Boy Scout Eagle projects within the past year, Thank You Eagle Scouts! Eagle Scout projects require that the Scout come up with a project and then carry it through to completion. This includes designing, planning, raising the necessary funds, completing the project and reporting back to National. It is a long, detailed process which leads to the coveted Eagle Scout designation. Read More back to top

Guardian Angel Sponsors:

Thank You for Making a Difference in the Life of an Animal!


Lawn Plus LLC: November 22, 2016 - December 22, 2016

Jordan Barker: May 15, 2014 - June 1, 2014     In honor of Janet

Danielle York: January 1, 2014 - January 15, 2014

The Mendell Family: August 15, 2013 - October 15, 2013

Laura Woods: May 1, 2013 - July 1, 2013

Dean R. Bishop: April 15, 2013 - October 15, 2013
In loving memory of Emily Bishop (1993-2010)
Christine Shea: April 15, 2013 - October 15, 2013
In honor of Angel & Sammy
Ryan Williams: April 15, 2013 - May 15, 2013

Cheryl Conniff: April 1, 2013 - October 1, 2013
Sue King: April 1, 2013 - June 1, 2013
Tonya Hart: April 1, 2013 - April 15, 2013 Cooley: March 1, 2013 - April 1, 2013
Tonya Hart: March 1, 2013 - March 15, 2013
RMD/Patti Insurance: March 1, 2013 - March 15, 2013

Mary Walton: February 1, 2013 - March 1, 2013
Matt & Heidi Hisrich: February 1, 2013 - February 15, 2013
Tonya Hart: February 15, 2013 - March 1, 2013

Amy Sekhar: January 1, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Mary Blakefield: January 1, 2013 - July 1, 2013
Roland & Joan Kuhlenbeck: January 1, 2013 - July 1, 2013
Laura Woods: January 1, 2013 - March 1, 2013
Sue King: January 1, 2013 - March 1, 2013
Louise Renald: January 1, 2013 - February 1, 2013
Margie's Friends: January 15, 2013 - February 15, 2013
Diana Sanders: January 15, 2013 - February 15, 2013
Amy & Dan Burris: January 15, 2013 - February 1, 2013
Tonya Hart: January 15, 2013 - February 1, 2013
Virginia Cox: January 15, 2013 - February 1, 2013

Amy Sekhar: December 15, 2012 - November 15, 2013
Theresa Smillie: December 15, 2012 - January 15, 2013
Kim & Joe Parshall: December 15, 2012 - January 1, 2013
Dean R. Bishop: December 15, 2012 - January 1, 2013

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Paws 4 Love 2016 Supporters:

HELP the Animals would like to thank the following Animal Friendly businesses for selling our Paws for Love and making our event successful! We would ask our supporters to visit these businesses and thank them for supporting homeless animals.

5th St Bagel
A-1 Lock /Sign Grafx
Abington Pines Dog Boarding
Ahaus Tool
Animal Hospital of Richmond
Bed Bath and Biscuits
Bottle Shop (Centerville)
Bottle Shop (Richmond)
Cinnamon Spice Bakery
Crosstown Carryout
Cuddly Cuts Pet Grooming
Discount Tobacco
E Street Pub
El Rodeo
Elstro Auto Sales & Serv.
Eye Center of Richmond
Family Video
First Bank (7 branches)
First Merchants Bank
Freedom Title
Headquarters Beauty Salon
Healthcare Professionals Credit Union
Hide-a-way Bar
Inn Zone
Jack Daggy Florist
Joann's Café
Joy Ann Bakery
Le Crazy Horse
Lee Bees
Low Bobs (2 locations)
Main Street Diner
Mane Attractions Salon
Marine Corps League
Moose Lodge
Natco Credit Union (2 locations)
Papa Joes' Liquors (6 locations)
Perfect Circle Credit Union
Personal Touch
Pet Value
Phillips 66
Phillips 66-2 Papa Joes
Precision Wire Assemblies
Richmond Family Dentistry
Richmond Orthodontics
Ricjmond Power & Light
Route 40-Vendors Mall
Shaggy Doo
Sunshine Café
Test School
Texas Roadhouse
TLC Logues Pet Hospital
Tobacco Barn
VFW 1108
Wayne Bank
Wayne Teachers Federal Credit Union
Williams and Keckler
Willie & Reds
Wufface Federal Credit Union
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Petwalk 2015 Sponsors:

Wayne County Foundation

A Huge Thank You to all of the Petwalk 2016 sponsors who help keep HELP's doors open. Without support from our local community, we wouldn't be here.

Animal Hospital Of Richmond
Brady Ware
First Bank Richmond
Hills Pet Nutrition
Logue'S Tlc Pet Hospital
Matt L. Nepote Mai
Natco Credit Union
Papa Joes Liquors
Amy Noe Law
Freedom Title Company
H & P Tool Co.
Johnston'S Dairy Queen
Mike & Kathy Khamis
Better Homes & Gardens
First Realty Group
Buckley Excavating
Dick Hill And Son Heating/Air
Richmond Orthodontic Specialist
Robert G Cook, Attorney
Sign Grafx
The Dogs Pajamas
2Nd Chance Animal Rescue Of Richmond, Inc.
A-1 Lock & Safe Shop
Abington Pines
Ahaus Tool And Engineering
Animal Care Alliance
Ann Wettig
Barnhizer & Associates
Bed Bath & Biscuits Kennel
Best One Tire & Auto Care Center Of Richmond
Boston, Bever, Klinge, Cross & Chidester
Brookdale Richmond
Brown Appraisal Service
C & J Rentals
Davis Jewelry Company
Dwyer Family Memorials
Earlham College Wellness Center
Elstro Automotive Sales & Svc
Eye Center Of Richmond
Gary-In Honor Of Service Men/Women
Harley Davidson Center
Harvest Land Co-Op Inc.
Healthcare Professionals C. U
Hill Electric
Hilling Moving And Storage
Holland Colours Americas, Inc
Imperial Mcclain And Assoc
Indiana American Water Co
Ivan Foust Landscaping
J M Hutton & Company
Jenkins Real Estate
Jim & Rita Hornaday
Johns Manville
Jordan Law
Kfc & Taco Bell
Kyle Tom - Lingle Real Estate
Lingle Real Estate
Main Street Diner
Matt & Luanne Holeva
Midtown Prescription Center
Mike'S Machine Shop Service
Moose Lodge
Nettlecreek Hardware
Oler'S Fencing And Construction
Paint The Town
Personal Touch
Pet Valu
Primex Plastics Corp
Recycling Center
Richmond Casting Co
Richmond Dental Laboratory, Inc
Richmond Power & Light
Rosebud Village
St Paul'S Episcopal Church
Stegall-Berheide-Orr Chapel
Steve Rabe
Studebaker Buick - Gmc
Susan Beeson-In Memory Dr. Blakey
The Vanbastelaer Family
Tom Seal Attorney
Tonya Hart
Tracy Fike-Heeter
Tri-County Awards
Wayne Bank
Warm Glow Candle Company
Wendy Neale-In Honor Of The Help Staff & Volunteers
West End Bank Whitewater Construction
Williams & Keckler, Llc
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