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Hendricks County Humane Society Exceeds Goals for 2023

Hendricks County Humane Society Exceeds Goals for 2023

Danville, Indiana, (March 10, 2024) – For Immediate Release: Hendricks County Humane Society, (Hendricks Humane) a nonprofit organization focused on facilitating animal welfare by being a voice for the animals, ending pet overpopulation, furthering the people animal bond and educating the community on the humane care of animals, recently announced organizational results for the year ending 2023.

As pet overpopulation continues as an ongoing and prevalent issue, spay/neuter programs are the only proven solution to stop the inflow of animals into already over-crowded shelters. Over the past year, the diligent work of dedicated Hendricks Humane volunteers has played a key role in the continuance of these valued programs. Additional Hendricks Humane led initiatives include providing goods, services and financial assistance to area pet owners. The positive impact to Hendricks County remains steady, and formidable contributions including the facilitation of reduced-cost spay/neuter days for owners, microchipping services, a community cat spay/neuter program, and assistance to pet owners with pet food and medical expenses are all on track again for the 2024 year.

2023 Community Impact

  • Provided financial assistance or free spay/neuter surgeries for 521 owned dogs and cats;
  • Provided free spay/neuter surgeries for 639 community cats;
  • Provided financial assistance for additional medical care for 39 owned dogs and cats;
  • Microchipped 335 owned dogs and cats; and
  • Provided 27,189 pounds of dry pet food to feed an average of 274 dogs and cats each month.

“We are grateful to the many individuals and businesses who donated and volunteered their time to make this important community impact happen during this past year. I would like to extend a special thank you to Operations Manager Tricia Pierce, who is the driving force of our mission”, remarked Carol Battistini, Board President of Hendricks Humane. “We couldn’t continue to execute our annual mission without the dedication, passion and collective effort of the donors, community partners and volunteers who all share in the support of our organization”, Battistini said.

2024 Board of Directors and Officers

Hendricks Humane 2024 Board of Directors include: Carol Battistini, President ; Colleen Clark, Past President; Kathy Spencer-Ellis, Secretary; Allen Caffee, Treasurer; Dani Smith, Director; Tracie Ousnamer, Director; and Alisa Tessman, Director.

About Hendricks Humane

Hendricks Humane is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization established over 50 years ago. Its programs and services which are funded by public donations, events and grants, are dedicated to ending pet overpopulation, furthering a people/animal bond and educating the community about the humane care of animals. The organization follows a mission of being a "Voice for the Animals”.

For more information, contact Carol Battistini, Hendricks Humane Publicity at : 317-745-3338 or

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