Ways To Help your Local Animal Shelter

  • July 08, 2015
  • Owen County Humane Society 2014 Camp Romona Dr Spencer, IN 47460

Donations: Your monetary gift to the Owen County Humane Society (OCHS) goes directly to work helping surrendered and rescued animals in need of a second chance. OCHS is a publicly recognized non-profit organization pursuant of IRS Section 501(c) 3 and your gift is tax deductible. Monetary donations can be sent to OCHS, 2014 Romona Road, Spencer, Indiana 47460. Memorial Gifts: Celebrate the life of a special person, pet, or occasion with a memorial giftOCHS Wish List: There are roughly 75-80 dogs and cats living at the shelter at any given time, and with that comes things the shelter uses regularly to remain up and running. 

The OCHS wish list includes:

•Dogs and Cats

Dog treats

Dog toys

Kitten food (canned)

Dog houses (Igloo or wood)

Animal carriers

Stainless steel, non-flip dishes

Cat scratching posts

Peanut butter

Easy Cheese (canned spray)

•Animal Care and Supplies


Paper towels

30-gallon trash bags

Laundry detergent

Dryer sheets

Brooms and dust pans

Cat litter

Litter boxes

Pet shampoo


Plastic zipper bags

Anti-bacterial hand gel


Alcohol 70%

Dish detergent

Garden hoses


Copy paper



Post-it® notes

Scotch tape

AA and AAA batteries

Postage Stamps

To shop online and have the shipping taken care of for you, please visit the Owen County Humane Society’s Amazon Wish List. There are more items there to choose from and the lists are updated frequently.

The OCHS also accepts gift cards from Petsmart, Walmart, and gas cards to allow volunteers to transport animals in the shelter van for adoption events and vet visits.

Volunteer: When you become a volunteer at the OCHS, you provide what the animals need most – one-on-one attention. You can volunteer for a day, a week, or longer! Your experience can be tailored around where your talents lie. Volunteers can walk dogs, brush dogs and cats, help in the office, drive animals to and from the vet, participate in adoption events and fundraisers, or help with general cleaning.

The shelter is located just two miles north of Spencer off of U.S. 231N at 2014 Romona Road and can be reached by phone at 812- 829-6247.

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