How We Started

Originally founded in 1973 as the Steuben County Humane Society, the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County exists to find homes for animals in Steuben County, Indiana; promote the humane treatment of animals, including spaying and neutering; and assist in the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect. The Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates an open-admission animal shelter, which means that we accept any cats and dogs brought to the shelter by a Steuben County resident, care for its needs, and help secure it a good forever home. To provide these services, we rely on donations and grants from our generous supporters to provide care for over 2,000 animals every year.



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 11AM-5PM
Thursday: 11AM-7PM
Saturday: 10AM-2PM
Sunday: Closed



Phone: 260-833-2877
Fax: 260-833-2840

Jalaine Knisely-Hinman, Executive Director
Jessica Bates

Kasey Champion

Elizabeth Ferguson

Torey Fogel

Brady Thompson

Clint Winston

Tracey Floto: President
Trine University

Anne Jacquay: Vice President
Double Envelope

Fred Wooley: Secretary
Blue Heron Ministries

Krystal Herber: Treasurer
Christen Souers Danford CPA

Tom Danford
Christen Souers Danford CPA

Jackie Delagrange
Trine University

Linda Mason-Bohman
Vestil Manufacturing

Rhonda Hanson
Edward Jones Investments

Stephanie Ordway
Croxton & Roe Insurance

Kim Salay
MSD of Steuben County

Beth Cuttitta
Steamatic of Fort Wayne

Beth Groves

Kate & Michael Lukas-Miller

Christy Thomson
RE/MAX Results

Hope Laker

Keirsten Eberts
Trine University

Logan Longardner
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Bryan Hunter
Trine University

Exterior Shelter Photo



780 Shelter Lane
Angola, IN 46703


Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County
P.O. Box 204
Angola, IN 46703


Steuben County:

During Business Hours
Steuben County Sheriff: 260-665-3131

After Business Hours
Steuben County Communications: 260-665-5521