Ripley County Humane Society

We are in need of Donations

As a No-Kill shelter, we survive solely on donations and depend on the kindness of the communities we serve.

Make a secure and easy donation using paypal, credit card or debit card.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Online Donation

Available pets: Waiting for a Forever Home

Our pets are listed on the below websites. If you need additional information on any of them, feel free to contact us at (812) 689-3773 or email us at

Search for our available pets on:


Our adoptions include:

1. Spay/Neuter
2. Up-to-date vaccinations (Distemper, Bordetella, including Rabies if animal is 4 months or older)
3. Heartworm testing if 1 year or older
4. Microchips


In addition to filling out the Adoption Application, we ask for 2 non-related references that we will contact before an animal is adopted. We have a 5-day notification for return of animal to get refund of adoption cost.


Adoption Application
Foster Application

About the Ripley County Humane Society (RCHS)

Organization Profile

The Ripley County Humane Society, Inc. is a not for profit 501(C)3 organization operating a No-Kill animal shelter in Ripley County, Indiana.


To provide assistance to the needy, domesticated animals in Ripley County and to educate the residents of Ripley County regarding animal welfare.



To secure the future of needy domesticated animals in Ripley County.

This is accomplished by providing suitable care, food, shelter, treatment and placement into a humane environment, educating the public concerning animal welfare; advocating humane treatment of animals and fostering relationships between people and animals.

Funded on Donations

We are funded solely on donations and depend on the kindess of the communities we serve.

Ways to Help

Find out how you can help support our shelter and even become a part of it:

Ways to Help our Shelter Animals


You can support the Ripley County Humane Society and help homeless animals get a second chance by:

Adopting a Pet
Making a Donation
Volunteering your time and talents
Using a Kroger card
Donating to our shelter wishlist

As a No-Kill shelter, we survive only on donations and we greatly appreciate all the help that we can get.

Please help us continue to better the lives of homeless animals by spreading the word about our shelter. We are always in need of donations as well as volunteers.

Volunteer your time and talents

The work our organization accomplishes would not be possible without the generous contributions of our volunteers. Here are some of the things you can do:

1. Animal Care: Walking Dogs, etc

Animal Care Volunteers are needed to visit with the animals at the shelter. They can take the dogs for walks, give them baths, groom them, and play with them. They can play with the cats, brush them, and give them breaks from their cages.

2. Special Events and Fundraisers

Throughout the year, we host special fund-raisers that require volunteers. You can act as Organizer or Assistant for these events. Types of activities can include set up, assisting with “games� played at event, food and beverage serving, etc.

3. Pet-to-Vet Transport

We need volunteers to transport animals to and from the veterinary offices. The driver uses the shelter's van to transport the dogs and cats.

Driver's license is required as well as being 21 years or older. Experience handling animals is also required.

4. Your talents

Everyone has a special talent or strength. And if you think you can use yours to benefit our shelter in some way, please join us in our journey to help our animals.

We Need You! Fill out our Volunteer Form

Fill out or Volunteer Form:


Contact us today

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Our phone and email

Our Phone: (812) 689-3773

Our Fax:: (812) 689-5927

Our Email:

Our hours of operation

We are open to the public:

Monday through Sunday
from 11am to 4pm

Our Address

1202 W County Rd 150 North


How to arrive here

We're located just south of Osgood, Indiana. From Osgood, go south on highway US 421 for 3 miles. Turn right on County Road 150 at the Cox Livestock Market. Go 1/4 mile to the 2nd driveway on the right.

Driving Directions

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