E. Susan Bartlett

Housing Center

The E. Susan Bartlett Housing Center houses pets for owners who find themselves in need of housing due to domestic violence, urgent relocation, displacement due to inclement weather, or a pet-owner’s own health-related emergencies.

The Housing Center works in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, domestic violence shelters, social workers, and community shelters.For organizations or social services with a client who needs housing for a pet, email our Outreach Coordinator at aacosta@monroehumane.org.In November 2020, MCHA was awarded a $20,000 grant from RedRover to support increased security measures and facility improvements for the E. Susan Bartlett Housing Center.

Eligibility for the Housing Program is limited to the following circumstances:

  • In the event that the pet-owner and their pet(s) are displaced from their home due to circumstances beyond the pet-owner’s control.

  • In the event that the pet-owner and their pet(s) are fleeing domestic violence in any form. If you are fleeing domestic violence in an emergency situation, please contact Middle Way House at 812-336-0846.

  • In the event that the pet-owner finds themself hospitalized due to urgent medical needs.Only Monroe County residents are eligible for emergency housing. All listed restrictions allow us to operate within the capabilities of our staffing, supplies, and funding. Emergency housing cases are approved on a case-by-case basis.


P.O. Box 1334
Bloomington, IN 47402


3410 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47401

Open by appointment only.


791 S Fieldstone Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47403

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed


E: mcha@monroehumane.org

P: 812-333-MCHA (6242)

F: 812-825-2247

Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 35-6064277. 

The Monroe County Humane Association is NOT the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter. For shelter hours, adoptable animals, lost/found pets, and animal control, please call the City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812-349-3492.