Tails on the Town

Thank you!

Thanks to our incredible sponsors, donors, and guests, we were able to raise record breaking funds for this event!

With the addition of $52,399 raised on Saturday night alone, you helped us raise over $86,000!

We could not accomplish this important work without the compassion and dedication of each and every one of our amazing supporters.

Fund an Item

If only they could live forever. If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, pets would outlive us all. Unfortunately, they don’t, and no matter how long it is, it won’t be long enough. When our pets do leave us for the rainbow bridge, we’re often left with ashes of what was once our most favored companion.  At the Monroe County Humane Association, we want to honor and treasure the memories of all of those pets in a forever marked Rainbow Bridge Garden. A space so unique to our community that it doesn’t currently exist; a space that will forever honor your pet as their final resting place.

In 2020, MCHA expanded into the Animal Care Campus on the far west side of Bloomington. Our six acre property includes over a mile of public walking wooded trails. Tucked into these trails is phase one of a permanent garden to serve as a final resting for pet cremains.  

With your help, we will establish this as a designated Rainbow Bridge Garden, open to the community for scattering ashes, remembering pets lost, and adding memorials to the pets that have touched our lives. The Rainbow Bridge Garden is where the honor and memory of pets live on forever. 

The Rainbow Bridge Garden is just one piece of how the Animal Care Campus meets the needs of animals. As part of the new construction and development of our property, MCHA is dedicated to how our space meets the needs of animal care. On our back acre of grass, as part of the new construction and development process, we have to address flooding and water flow patterns to ensure that our green space can meet the needs of animals, staff and our community.

The funds raised towards Phase Two from tonight’s Fund an Item will directly support the development of the grounds, property and the construction towards a Rainbow Bridge Garden. Any funds that are raised above and beyond our goal will be used to directly support the programs and services of the Monroe County Humane Association.

Phase 1: Carve out and define area, Completed November 2021

Funded by donor campaign in August 2021 and Corporate Sponsors

Phase 2: Goal: $20,000 

Develop property, construct landscaping, gazebo, fencing, lighting and identified pet memorial areas

Phase 3: Goal: $15,000 

Develop Rainbow Bridge Garden with art installations, additional landscaping needs, boulders, wooden rainbow bridge

Click here to make your contribution to the

Rainbow Bridge Garden today!

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Meet Our Title Sponsor - Lil' BUB's Big Fund!

“Lil BUB’s Big Fund exists to advocate for special needs companion animals and build a community that celebrates and fosters the human animal bond. With a focus on animals who are the most difficult to adopt, the most expensive to care for, and who are at a high risk of euthanasia. Through our work, we share BUB’s message of overcoming adversity and the knowledge that the things that make us different are worthy of being seen and appreciated.”

To learn more about Lil BUB’s Big Fund, click here!


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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: 10am-4pm
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.