Making A Difference One At A Time

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One At A Time

Each day an old man walked along the beach, picking up starfish, that had been washed up on the shore by the tide, and threw them back into the sea..

One day a young boy stopped the old man and asked Why do you throw the Starfish back into the sea? It dosent matter. They will only wash up on the shore tomorrow. The Old Man bent over, picked up another and threw it as far as he could into the sea, and replied... it made a difference to that one.




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Our Mission Statement


The Humane Society of Scott County Indiana is an all volunteer, Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization, designed to aid the Scott County Animal Shelter:

.... Promote an aggressive Spay/Neuter program in order to decrease the number of animals being euthanized in the county.


.... Adoption of shelter animals to qualified adopters.


.... Release shelter animals into the care of reputable rescue organizations


... Promote and educate, responsible pet ownership through out Scott County Indiana.

About Us


    The Organization was formed by a group of concerned citizens in Scott County and the surrounding area in early 2007 who have a positive and exciting approach to helping Scott County's homeless animals. Working in a cooperative manner with the Scott County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society has been able to find homes for over 4,500 homeless Dogs and Cats through adoption and rescue groups.


   Since the our organization formation, in 2007, contacts have been made with many rescue groups. Dogs and cats are transported to rescue organizations on a weekly basis, through out the region. Volunteers shuttle groups of animals through what we call the "underground railroad" as far as Chicago , Cincinnati, and the Wisconsin area, to responsible rescue groups who hold adoption fairs at various local locations including PetSmart and Petco, or their no-kill shelter. The animals are fully vetted prior to adoption and the groups thoroughly qualify the adopter to make sure the new home is a "forever home" and a good match. If you enjoy driving, we could use your help for trips to various locations through out the region.


    We hold adoption fairs, each month at PetSmart in Clarksville to adopt animals and special adoption events are held within the community at various locations. We are always needing volunteers to help with these events.


   A Low Cost Spay/Neuter program is offered where dogs and cats from the community can be altered for a reduced cost and animals from the shelter are also fixed. Contact us at (812) 752-7500 about this program. Leave a message and one of our volunteers will contact you.


     The Humane Society has monthly meetings the 5th Monday of each month at our .... NEW "Humane Society Adoption Center" 1176 N. Gardner (Hwy31) Scottsburg, IN...., and all are encouraged to attend and explore the many opportunities and become a part of us.





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February 2007

Organization formed as Humane Society of Scott County In

March 2007

Humane Society of Scott County In, Incorporated in the State of Indiana.

September 2007

Humane Society of Scott Co. recognized as 501(c)3 by the IRS

Spring 2008

HSSC becomes a monthly transport partner pick-up point for SNIP Clinic, a low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic located in Louisville KY 

July 2009

HSSC opens it's "Cat Adoption Center" as a result of donation by "Total Concepts of Design"

August 2011

Through various Fund Raisers and Donations, we were able to purchase a Used Air-Conditioned Van to Transport homeless animals to various no-kill Rescue Groups through out the region who adopt them out to forever homes. Maybe you have seen it around town, getting ready for a transport ?

More Info

County Shelter Hours Revised

Summer 2007 the Shelter Hours for the Scott County Animal Shelter were revised to be more convenient to the public. In addition, all animals to be adopted through the Humane Society and Spayed / Neutered.