Bartholomew County Humane Society

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Do you want to learn more about the Bartholomew County Humane Society and what they do?
This interview collaboration includes staff, volunteers, featured pets, and a vet.
Thank you Kim Cooper for doing your senior project with the BCHS!

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*One Year Resdient*
Male tabby, 2yrs old
but a kitten at heart!
JUST $20!


Large blue Oriental mix
communicative and sweet
About 5 years old.

Help us build our new shelter! See how you can donate here!



Tortie with long silky hair, Female
4 years old, quiet
and peaceful personality

Please call the shelter today for more information!

Adoption fees include spay and neuter surgery, vaccinations,
microchip identification and other procedures.
For more information call the shelter office at 372-6063
M, W, Th, F from 12:00 to 5:00PM.


Who We Are

Adoption Information

Buy a Brick

Donate a Bed

Shelter Wish List

Seeking Volunteers

Why Spay/Neuter?

Come visit us!

Who We Are

BCHS is a non-for-profit organization serving Bartholomew Co.,IN.
We accept strays from outside city limits and owned animals if room is available.
We offer spay/neuter assistance and placement services for animals that need homes.
We also use in-depth breed rescue lists for the adoption or placement of pure bred animals.
Contact our shelter at 812.372.6063 or via email

We are in need of foster homes for orphans, queens with litters, neglected or abused pets for socialization, and other special needs animals.
To become a foster parent, please come out to the shelter to fill out a Foster Home Application or email

Adopting a Friend

Dog Adoption Fee - $115

This cost includes the following:
  • spay/neuter surgery
  • a parvo/distemper combo shot and booster, rabies vacc.
  • worming with Drontal
  • heartworm test
  • micro-chipping
  • flea medicine
  • ID tag
  • leash

    Cat Adoption Fee -$115

    This cost includes the following:
  • spay/neuter surgery
  • feline distemper combo shot (4 in 1) and booster, rabies vacc.
  • FIV/FELEUK test
  • worming with Drontal
  • micro-chipping
  • flea medicine
  • cardboard carrier
  • ID tag

    *If interested, application must be submitted and there is a minimum 24-hour waiting period.

    *All animals 4 mo. or over (sometimes younger when applicable) will automatically be spayed or neutered before they go home.

    We occasionally run month-long discounted promotions. To receive promotion/discount information
    and upcoming event/fundraiser details, please sign up

    The Humane Society is joining with the high school building trades classes to construct a new shelter. The facility will include space for more animals,
    spay/neuter surgery, pet adoption interaction, pet care education programs and other state-of-the art shelter features.

    You can participate in this building campaign by buying a brick to honor or memorialize a pet, friend or family member. Bricks can be purchased in three price ranges.
    walk paver - $50
    inside the wall tile - $80
    inside marble/gold letters - $500
    *Your purchase includes a replica certificate for framing.*

    Please help support the Bartholomew County Humane Society.
    Remember a loved pet; honor a life or deed of compassion.

    Call 372-6063 for more information or come out to the shelter to pick up an order form.

    Your support is greatly appreciated!

    Donate a Bed

    Hi! My name is Aiden and I have recently celebrated my one year old birthday. Please...I would like a warm bed while I am waiting for my forever home. The floor here at the shelter is hard and a Kuranda bed would enable me to have a nice comfortable, elevated bed to lie on when I sleep.. Some of my friends already have beds donated, but I don't have one yet.

    Please consider donating a Kuranda CAT bed to our animal shelter.
    Give the gift of love!
    For more information, please click here.

    Shelter Wish List

    The BCHS receives no state or federal money and we do not receive funding from national organizations to operate. Donations, grants, fundraisers, memorials, and service fees are our primary sources of income. Without generous members of the community like you, we would not be able to offer the homeless animals of Bartholomew County another chance at love! To help our homeless animals and wonderful cause, click 'Donate' below or consider collecting the listed items for our shelter. No donation is too small!

  • Iams dog & cat food
  • paper towels
  • cat litter (clay type)
  • bleach
  • laundry detergent
  • heavy duty trash bags (all sizes)
  • postage stamps

    Seeking Volunteers!

    • We rely and appreciate our volunteers! We offer the following opportunities for you!

      At the Shelter - animal care, grooming, socializing, special events, pet photos
      In the Community : fundrasing, transporting animals, special events, post fliers
      From your Home - organize an event, foster animals, spread our news via email/web, and crafts

      Times are flexible. Please click the following link for more information!

      Volunteer Interest Form

      We couldn't do it if it weren't for our wonderful volunteers! Thank you!
      [VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins.]

    Why Spay/ Neuter?

      Of course, we all know that this surgery is the solution to pet overpopulation. But it can also keep our pets healthier and better behaved.
      For more facts from the ASPCA, click here.
      Our shelter works with a low-cost spay/neuter clinic monthly. Please call the BCHS at 812-372-6063 for pricing and details.

      Are you considering adding a new furry member to your family? Adopting your new pet from an animal shelter will save lives!
      We strive to help find the perfect match for you and hope you consider adopting from our wide variety of over 100 animals!
      If you can't find what your looking for at the BCHS, please feel free to use
      our resources and look for that special buddy at one of the following organizations.

      Brown County Humane Society

      City of Columbus Animal Shelter

      Humane Society of Jackson County

      Southern Indiana Save-A-Pet

      Come Visit Us!


      Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. : NOON to 6:00 p.m.
      Saturday: 10:00 AM to NOON
      Closed Tues. and Sunday


      Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. :11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
      Saturday 10:00 AM to NOON
      (Closed Tues. and Sunday)

      Map To Our Shelter

        *From I-65, take the Columbus exit going east on hwy 46.

        *Continue to follow Hwy 46 (State St.) through Columbus.

        *After leaving city limits you will cross a river, Clifty Creek, .5 mile past the river you will turn right onto county road 250 E.

        *On 250 E. take the first road on your right - 200 S.

        *Pass the power substation and we will be the blue building on your right on top of the hill.

        Bartholomew County Humane Society
        4110 E. 200 S.
        Phone: 812-372-6063
        Email: Jane Irwin
        Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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