Executive Director of Resource Development
Ivy Tech Community College
8000 South Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802
800.377.4882 Ext. 2482
In 1913 a small group of citizens concerned about animal welfare chartered the Terre Haute Humane Society. Today, its commitment continues as it works toward the prevention of all unnecessary animal suffering and teaches kindness toward all living things through an area-wide education program.
In the last 10 years, euthanasia rates have dropped from 80% to 1%. Cats are adopted at a rate reaching 61 percent. This compares with a national average of 25 percent for dogs and 24 percent for cats. In addition, nearly 26,000 local children received education on the humane treatment of animals, and donor participation reached 34,000 supporters.
While proud of what it has been able to accomplish, the Society faces tremendous challenges. The current facility has long served the Society, but the needs of the organization and the demands from the community have outgrown and progressed far beyond the capabilities of the existing structure.
An Outdated Facility