Featured Rescues

 We would like to share some of the stories of our featured rescues. 

WARNING: Some images on this page may be graphic in nature.


 I do not know how anyone could look in the eyes of this dog and say “Sorry, you are not worth the effort and money to save you”. This young, male spaniel mix was found in a ditch after being hit by a car. His injuries are massive but he still wanted to live. This was another decision that had to be made to euthanize or to try.

We named him O’Riley and he is at Purdue University Small Animal Hospital in West Lafayette under the guarded care of Neurosurgeon Dr. Lindsey Peterson. O’Riley had emergency surgery on Friday to repair and fuse his spine and prevent his spine from severing. O’Riley also has a broken hip and on the opposite side a broken leg, he has neurological damage and we do not know to what degree of impairment.

Needless to say his medical bills will be enormous. We believe we made the right decision and only time and good fortune will let us know for sure.

This has been two young dogs in as many weeks that have presented the Humane Society with such challenging difficulties, not only in the decision making but in the financial capacity. The combination of both dog’s medical bills could possibly reach $10,000 to $12,000. Yes, we are fearful that we are unable to raise this amount of money and yes, we are asking for your support.

Please find within your compassion to help the Humane Society save young O’Riley and young Paddy due to circumstances caused by mankind’s irresponsibility. Thank You for caring
Marion Grant County Humane Society, 505 S. Miller Ave Marion, IN 46952 or at www.marionhumane.com #DONATE.


Meet Paddy a seven month old Terrier with the “Luck of the Irish”. Paddy was hit by a car and critically injured, his first prognosis’s were to euthanize or surgeries costing up to $8,000. The Humane Society did not have the money and would be unable to raise that amount. A decision was made to give Paddy a few extra days and if his internal organs where functioning then maybe a third choice could be made to include a cart to give him mobility. Those few days did show all internal organs were working and upon re-consulting with the specialist there is an optimistic view that the fractures in his leg could be surgically repaired and to give his crushed pelvis an opportunity to rebuild and mend itself and he would have mobility. On St. Patrick’s day and thus why he was named Paddy, this lucky little puppy had surgery at VCA Advance Veterinary Care in Fishers, IN. The cost for the surgery was $2,065.53. The Humane Society needs to ask for help from those that understand the heart wrenching decisions between euthanizing and the success to save this one young life. Please help Paddy at the Marion Grant County Humane Society 505 S Miller Ave, Marion, IN 46953 or Paypal or Credit card at www.marionhumane.com.

Update:  Even with the best medical care some injuries have complications during the healing process and little Paddy was one of those cases. The specialist had to make a decision to amputate Paddy’s leg. Paddy is doing just great and has been a real trooper through this entire ordeal. He will be getting his staples out soon.

Chocolate Labs

Imagine what it would be like at age 91 and 98 to leave the only home you have ever known, the family that use to care for you and you have no place to go and no one to look out for your best interest? Well this has happened to two chocolate Labrador Retrievers a female 13 years old and a male 14 years old and they are in need of a foster home with a fenced yard and time and attention to give them. They must stay together. Very sweet dogs, seems to do well with other dogs and are OK with cats. Please fill out a Foster/adoption application at www.marionhumane.com

Merry and Belle

Two little chubby Chihuahuas one is named Merry, tan color, female, 7 to 8 years old. The other is Belle, black and white, female. 4 to 5 years old. Merry and Bell are mother and daughter and a bonded pair and must remain together. Their owner passed away and they were brought to the shelter and then into foster care. A secure fenced yard is required as neither girl favors walking on a lead. Both have extremely good house manners, Merry loves being out in the yard while Belle prefers the indoors. They have had their vet visit and both are spayed, heartworm negative and all blood work normal. They will be microchipped before adoption. The adoption fee for the pair is $110. Please understand it will be (their) life time commitment, they cannot ever be separated and they need a fenced yard. Apply online at www.marionhumane.com or application available at the Marion Grant County Humane Society 505 S Miller Ave Marion, IN.


Dolly was left unwanted, unattended and alone in a field. She is a senior gal and we hope we can give her a few more quality years as she is now recovering in foster care and enjoying good grass, grain, water, horse companionship and human kindness. The cost of Dolly's care with the help from her foster home is $150 a month.  The Humane Society needs help to cover Dolly’s daily care and Ferrier fees for necessary hoof care.  If you can help Dolly and would like to sponsor her care for $25 each month please call 667-3515 to let them know and send check to Marion Grant County Humane Society 505 S Miller Ave  Marion, IN 46953 or www.marionhumane.com to donate through paypal or credit card.

UPDATE: Dolly has not yet been adopted.  Your continued support is vital to her care to help pay for the veterinarian bills, which is over $4,000.