Transient Outreach Program

In partnership with Bloomington Police Department, The Monroe County Humane Association visits various transient-dense facilities and encampments in the area each month. This is part of an effort to provide accessible veterinary wellness care to pets belonging to our transient residents of Monroe County.

Services provided include basic vaccinations for dogs and cats; as well as flea prevention, de-wormer, nail trims, and general exams.

Participating pet-owners must present identification and proof of residency if residing at Kinser Flats or Crawford Apartments.

Otherwise, participants must be truly unhoused to receive access to transient outreach services.

Outreach Day Schedule:

This schedule stays the same every month.

11:00am – Kinser Flats

12:30pm – Shalom Center

2:00pm – Crawford Apartments

To arrange an encampment visit, please contact MCHA by phone, email, or text message to inquire about scheduling an on-site visit

(specific encampment destinations TBD on a month-to-month basis)

On-site visits are not intended for pets with health concerns or that present as sick/injured. If a minor concern presents, and the pet owner is able to find transportation, they may utilize one of the scheduled Walk-in dates to have their pets seen at MCHA’s Animal Care Campus (791 S Fieldstone Blvd, Bloomington, IN, 47403) on the 3rd Friday of each month between the hours of 10:00am and 12:00pm.


Outreach Dates

Friday, January 6th

Friday, February 3rd

Friday, March 3rd

Friday, March 31st

Friday, May 5th

Friday, June 2nd

Friday, July 7th

Friday, August 4th

Friday, September 1st

Friday, October 6th

Friday, November 3rd

Friday, December 1st


Walk-In Dates

Friday, January 20th

Friday, February 17th

Friday, March 17th

Friday, April 21st

Friday, May 19th

Friday, June 16th

Friday, July 21st

Friday, August 18th

Friday, September 15th

Friday, October 20th

Friday, November 17th

Friday, December 15th

Community Partners

If you are a representative of a community organization overseeing transient assistance in Monroe County, you may reach out to the

MCHA Outreach Coordinator directly by email with questions or concerns regarding transient pets.


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: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed



P: 812-333-MCHA (6242)

F: 812-825-2247

Monroe County Humane Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on donations, sponsorships, and grants to fund all of our programs and services. EIN: 35-6064277 

The Monroe County Humane Association proudly collaborates, but is distinct from, the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter. For services such as adoption, lost/found pets, shelter hours, and animal control, feel free to reach out to our friends at the City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812-349-3492. Together, we're caring for our community's animals.