About Us

We have been responsibly and compassionately protecting, advocating and educating for animal welfare since 1956.



We have been responsibly and compassionately protecting, advocating and educating for animal welfare since 1956. MCHA is dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals, strengthening the human-animal bond, and providing access to humane education across our community.


To accomplish our mission, we:

  • Implement a thorough humane education platform that reaches youth and adults across the community;

  • Offer direct low-cost veterinary services to help animals and animal owners;

  • Offer veterinary assistance funding for the prevention of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens;

  • Coordinate a team of dog-handler volunteer therapy teams into the community to share the benefits of the human-animal bond;

  • Coordinate resources and trap-neuter-return assistance for caretakers of feral or community cats

  • Offer a free pet food and supply pantry for low-income Monroe County residents

The Monroe County Humane Association is an independent, local 501c(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donations, sponsorships and grants to fund all our programs. MCHA does not receive government funding or tax dollars and is not associated with national animal welfare organizations.


MCHA is a direct service provider for accessible veterinary services, animal care resources, humane education, and a leading animal welfare advocate for our community. MCHA participates in hands on emergency rescue work with local and regional law enforcement and animal care agencies. MCHA is not an animal shelter, and we do not oversee adoptable animals. 


MCHA operates on just seven full-time staff personnel dedicated to the administration, operations, programming, and fundraising initiatives. MCHA utilizes 10-15 part-time and PRN employees to support programming and direct services.



Through the support of a private endowment, donors, friends, and growing our internal revenue sources, we purchased 6.48 acres on the west side of Bloomington for the MCHA Animal Care Campus. The campus will be home to a full-service Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic, Food Pantry, Grooming, the E. Susan Bartlett Emergency Housing Center, public dog walking trails, and a Pet Memorial Garden.


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“Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.”

― Milan Kundera

Animal Care Campus: 791 S Fieldstone Blvd, Bloomington, IN 47403

For appointments, please call: 812-333-6242, ext 2

To fax veterinary records: 812-825-2247

*Administration Address: 3410 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401

*Staff hours may vary. Please call to confirm. Dropping off a donation? We have a donation bin outside of our door that's available any time!

Mailing Address: PO Box 1334, Bloomington, IN 47402​​

**We do not have a shelter.**

    For City of Bloomington shelter hours, adoptable animals, lost/found pets, and animal control, call City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812.349.3492.

© 2016 Monroe County Humane Association