White River Humane Society

of Lawrence County in Bedford, Indiana

Donations go towards food, supplies, medications, and more. The animals thank you!

White River Humane Society
3511 Pumphouse Road
P.O.Box 792
, IN 47421 US
Phone: 812-279-2457
Website: www.whiteriverhumanesociety.org

A Pro-Life Shelter 

WRHS Board of Directors would like to say thank you to all who donated items for the yard sale. With the generosity of the public who dropped things off and those who bought and those who donated beyond the tag price, the benefit to the shelter was a great success! A big thank you to volunteer Gale Sipes for doing the tedious things, organizing and tagging hundreds of items as well as assisting our shoppers on sale days. You were a huge help to us all five days. Also our thanks to Melonie Bultman, who has a full-time job, but still found the time to help during set-up, unloading cars and helping organize inside. Thank you to all the families of board members who helped in set-up & tear down. (Even though you probably didn't have a choice) we heard no complaints. WRHS is proud to be a part of a great and caring community!

The Board of Directors of White River Humane Society would like to introduce the shelter’s new Administrative Director, Eden Dillman! She has been the shelter’s Asst. Manager for a little over a year, and performed that job well beyond our expectations. We look forward to her energetic spirit and love for animals to help steer our organization to even bigger and better things for a long time to come. Congratulations Eden, you have our best wishes for much success in this new endeavor.

The Board of Directors of White River Humane Society would like to introduce the shelter’s new Assistant Manager, Mary Hutslar! She has been a shelter tech and tech trainer for over a year and has performed many jobs at the shelter with an eye for detail and the ability to meet with the public. It was not a difficult task to choose her for this job. Congratulations Mary, you also have our best wishes for much success in this new endeavor.

As a reminder, Somer Wingler, is our shelter’s Manager. She has been in this position for over a year and has done a great job. She has helped us in numerous ways to make changes that have tremendously benefited the animals in our care. Without her help, it would have been very difficult to be where we are today. We have every confidence that Somer will continue to run the shelter in a way that will help keep us moving in the right direction. Thank you Somer for all you do.


Shane is such a beautiful boy. He's been at the shelter for a while and it's probably because he's kind of shy. He's not one to jump up or bark a lot. He's such a people pleaser. He will watch you when you take him for a walk in the bark park to see what you want of him. He would be an excellent agility dog and would make a great friend. Shane is 3 years old and is ready for his forever home.

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This handsome guy is Jake. He came into the shelter with a severe abscess and wound. SMV quickly got him in and removed his bad leg. After being in foster care, we soon found out that he is diabetic.

He is a cuddler, loves to lay in bed with humans, and gets 
alone with other cats. He needs a special forever home.

Our Mission
To care for the lost and homeless animals of Lawrence County, while providing education and services to the public that will lead to reducing the number of unwanted animals born in our community.

Prevent a Litter, Fix your Critter!
The White River Humane Society's mission is to end unwanted and abandoned animals in our community.  Each adopted animal that leaves our shelter has been spayed or neutered.
Keep in mind there aren't enough homes for all the litters born in Lawrence County, so please Spay or Neuter your pet.

Off Site Adoptions 
On select weekends volunteers take adoptable pets to PetsmartTractor Supply, and other locations, please call the shelter for more details. 

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

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