About Us

Photo of outside of BCHS shelter and sign.

The Brown County Humane Society is a private, volunteer-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Brown County’s dogs and cats. We operate the only animal shelter in Brown County and accept all of the county’s homeless cats and dogs regardless of health, temperament, or perceived adoptability.

We have achieved and maintained an amazing Save Rate of 98% for eight years, compared to the national average of 83%.

Our spay/neuter assistance program helped to decrease the number of unwanted pets in our community by 57% in five years.

What We Do

We provide a number of different programs at the shelter and in the community.

At the shelter we:

  • Match dogs and cats with their new family.
  • Provide a safe place for people to take unwanted dogs and cats.
  • Reunite lost pets with their owners.
  • Find barn homes for under-socialized cats.
  • Provide behavior training to help animals become more adoptable.

In the community we:

  • Provide low-cost spay/neuter assistance.
  • Provide temporary pet food assistance for families in need.
  • Deliver straw for outdoor pets.
  • Build fence enclosures to get outdoor dogs off of chains.
  • Educate and assist with trap-neuter-return for feral cats.
  • Provide education and outreach programs for community members.

Our community programs are provided by our Serving Pets Outreach Team (SPOT). Contact them at (812) 703-0797.

Our Mission

The Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) is a community resource dedicated to promoting animal welfare.  We provide temporary shelter to pets in need and promote adoption into permanent, loving homes.  We support and promote spaying and neutering to eliminate pet overpopulation.  We advocate compassionate care and respect for animals through public education.

Our Vision

A community where all animals are valued and treated with respect.