Adoptable pets:

Dogs Cats Critters

The Michiana Humane Society receives no tax dollars – we rely on contributions from people like you to support our work caring for approximately 1,000 animals each year.

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Your tax-deductible contribution helps Michiana Humane Society care for hundreds of dogs, cats and critters who have no one else. We give them the basics, plus enrichment and love. Together, we can give them a second chance.

Donate Monthly! Become a Humane Hero!

Become a Humane Hero! Monthly donors provide dependable funds so that we can respond immediately when an animal needs our help.

You can set up a recurring donation that will provide support to Michiana Humane Society on a monthly basis for as little as $5 each month.

Monthly Giving FAQS

How do I set up my monthly donation? Visit the ‘donate’ page, select how much you would like to donate monthly and click ‘recurring donation.’ Or call our Development Director at 219-872-4499 x103.

How do I change my donation or stop my donations? Call our Development Director at 219-872-4499 x103.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donations? Yes, a receipt will be emailed to you monthly. To receive a year-end summary instead, notify our Development Director at Heidi@michianapets.org.

Dedicate a Gift

We celebrate the special people and pets that inspire others to give back! Pay tribute to a person or a pet by designating a donation in their honor or in their memory. Check the “I Would Like to Dedicate this Donation” box when making your gift online, or include a note when making a cash or check donation in-person. You may also mail a gift to 722 Indiana Hwy 212, Michigan City, IN 46360.

If a notification address is provided, Michiana Humane Society staff will send a card to the indicated address notifying them that a donation has been made in the honor or memory of a loved one. Cards are typically sent within 2-weeks of the gift date. If you would like to personally deliver a card, please contact Development Director, Heidi Tuthill, at Heidi@michianapets.org.

Planned Giving: Friends Forever Society

The Friends Forever Society are committed friends of the Michiana Humane Society (MHS) who have pledged to leave legacies of financial support through bequests or other planned gift arrangements. Including MHS in your estate planning will mean rescue, care and adoption for many animals long after your lifetime.

Adding the shelter to your final plans could be as easy as naming the organization as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan, or adding a line to your last will and testament. Speak to your attorney or financial planner for advice on your specific situation.

There are many ways to leave a legacy gift to Michiana Humane Society:

  • Name Michiana Humane Society as a beneficiary in a will or living trust
  • Make a gift of cash or appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity
  • Create a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust and name Michiana Humane Society as the beneficiary
  • Name Michiana Humane Society as the beneficiary of a paid life insurance policy or a retirement account
  • Transfer gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

Information to include Michiana Humane Society in your plans:

Legal Name: Michiana Humane Society, Inc.

Legal Address: 722 Indiana Hwy 212 Michigan City, IN 46360

Federal Tax ID: 35-6031959

Type of Organization: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor and/or attorney.

Safe Haven Program

Among the benefits of joining the Friends Forever Society will be the opportunity to enroll your pet(s) in our Safe Haven Program. The shelter will keep a file on each pet including feeding instructions, medications and veterinarian, as well as details on normal routine and behavior. These files will be updated annually.

If you pass away and your family does not know your pet(s), the information will be available for them. And if no family member or friend is able to take your pet(s) into their care, the shelter will be better prepared to keep them happy and healthy in our care until we find a new home for them.


Please contact Development Director, Heidi@michianapets.org to enroll your pet in the Safe Haven Program.

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