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Mon.      12-4:00 pm

Tues.      12-4:00 pm

Wed.      Closed

Thurs.    12-4:00 pm

Fri.         12-5:00 pm

Sat.        12-6:00 pm

Sun.       Closed

PLEASE READ the following about Found Pets (eff. 5/8/23)

We are ecstatic that we adopted out 4 animals on 5/8/23, however, we also took in 4 animals. Prior to the adoptions and intakes yesterday, CCHS was full. We are still full. We have 64 dog kennels and some of them are doubled up. Due to our over capacity, we also have 5 dogs in crates. That's not how a dog should live. Our cat population is the same - out of bounds. Until more animals are adopted out, CCHS will only be taking in animals in an emergency situation.

If you find a lost pet, please do the following:

take a photo

share the photo on Brazil Lost and Found Pets and Clay Co Lost and Found Pets

and with us. We are always happy to post photos of found or missing pets on our Facebook page - please include a photo and the address/cross streets where the pet was found.

If it's safe and you're able to contain the pet, please do. We are also happy to scan any found pet for a microhip, but at this time we are not able to keep them. Many times we ask finders to hold on to the pet for a couple of days and an owner is found. On Fri., 4/28, we shared photos submitted to us of 3 found or missing pets. Before the end of the day, ALL 3 were reunited with their owners without entering the shelter. We'd like to thank the finders for containing these pets, sharing photos and info. with us to post and posting on other FB pages.

Please call us FIRST, before bringing in any found pet: 812-446-5126.


ALL adopters are encouraged to complete the online adoption application for the specific dog or cat you'd like to meet. CLICK on the ADOPTABLE PETS tab, in the first paragraph, then click the link provided to complete an adoption form.


PUBLIC VET Cat/Kitten Spay/Neuter CLINIC Mon., 10/9/23 in Brazil, IN

Have kittens or cats that need to be altered, then don't miss out on this clinic. Public Vet will be in Brazil for one day only. Kittens must be 6 weeks old to spay/neuter & 12 weeks old for a rabies shot. This clinic is open to anyone (you don't have to be a Clay Co. Resident). Details about the surgery, cost, financial assistance & other services offered are available on the website when you make an appt. The location is given at the time you make an appt.  Appointments MUST be made online at


CCHS Monthly Meeting Mon., 10/9/23, 6:30 pm at Brazil City Hall. All are welcome. Please join us to find out what's going on and how you can help the canine and feline residents in our care and in our community.

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT DAY Tues., 10/10/23 12-4 pm

The 2nd Tues. of every month, Senior Citizens (55 and older) receive 50% off the adoption fee of any cat or dog who is ready to go home.

ADOPTION EVENT Bad Apple Saloon Pizza & Pistons Sat/. 10/14/23 12-4pm @ the Bad Apple Saloon in Cory, IN. Check our FB page the evening before the event to see which adoptable pets we'll have with us.

Terre Haute PET SUPPLIES PLUS Adoption Event Sat., 10/28/23 12-4pm

Check our FB page the evening before the event to see which goblins we'll have with us ready to trick and treat with you!

Adoptable dogs
Adoptable cats


The Clay County Humane Society has proudly served the Clay County, Indiana community since 1957. Our mission is to: prevent cruelty to animals; to induce others by education and suggestion to treat animals in a kind and humane manner; to aid in the prosecution of those who violate the laws of the state and to operate and maintain an animal shelter in accordance with the foregoing purposes.

CCHS provides shelter for homeless and unwanted cats and dogs in Clay County. All animals taken into our facility are cared for until they are adopted. We do not euthanize for space. To alleveiate the number of homeless and unwanted pets, all cats and dogs are spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter.


CCHS is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.


This is ROSEMARY. She's seeking a home but until she finds one, she could use a foster. Rosemary suffers from seizures and would benefit from receiving her medication on a schedule that we aren't able to accommodate at the shelter. If this doesn't sound like a foster situation for you, perhaps fostering new or expectant mommas from delivery until the babies are weaned is more your speed. If you'd be interested in fostering Rosemary, momma cats and dogs and their babies or residents in need of medical TLC or some time off from the shelter, please complete a Foster Application, by clicking on the Foster Tab or call 812-446-5126 for more info. CCHS will provide food and any support you may need.


​​During 2022, CCHS took in 274 dogs, 21 were heart worm positive. Fortunately, ALL of those dogs received treatment while in our care through funds generously donated by individuals like you. Pictured is HOWL 1 of 5 heart worm positive dogs of 2023. If you'd like to contribute to our heart worm treatment fund, please click on our donate button at the bottom of the page and make a note that it's for the Heartworm Treatment Fund. Thank you!

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