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.


Mon-Tues -Wed: 11am-4pm

Thurs: 11am-6pm

Fri: 10am-2pm

Sat: 10am-2pm

Sun: Closed


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

Jalaine Knisely-Hinman, Executive Director

Kasey Champion

Makyla Cummings

Cherish Danford

Benay Draggoo

Torey Fogel

Carissa Lowe

Tiara Mills

Tracey Floto: President
Trine University

Anne Jacquay: Vice President
Double Envelope

Fred Wooley: Secretary
Blue Heron Ministries

Beth Cuttitta
Steamatic of Fort Wayne

Tom Danford
Christen Souers Danford CPA

Jackie Delagrange
Trine University

Keirsten Eberts
Trine University

Beth Groves

Rhonda Hanson
Edward Jones Investments

Monica Houser

Hope Laker

Linda Mason-Bohman
Vestil Manufacturing

Stephanie Ordway
Croxton & Roe Insurance

Karime Masson

Kate & Michael Lukas-Miller

Judy Rowe
RE/MAX Results

Kim Salay
MSD of Steuben County

Christy Thomson
RE/MAX Results

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