Animals - Community Organizations

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AddressBloomington, IN

BloomingVeg is an all-ages social and advocacy group for vegetarians, vegans, and veggie-lovers alike in Bloomington, Indiana. BloomingVeg was founded in 2012 in part to organize outings, helping at the local animal sanctuary, promoting & publicizing vegan dining options in Bloomington, leafleting, demonstrating at circuses and engaging in other friendly efforts to help others live more compassionately.

Also because eating is such a social aspect of our lives, we wanted to provide a venue for fun gatherings like Meatless Monday dinners at local  restaurants, potlucks, holiday cookie swaps and more among like-minded people.

If you are a long time vegan or vegetarian, just starting out or maybe you just like eating vegan food--BloomingVeg has something for you.

Find meeting dates on our website:


ContactJessika Griffin
bloomingveg [at]
Year Established2012
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Creature Comforts


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Creature Comforts is a group of volunteers who make and sell small quilts for pets (or for babies or to use as wall hangings). Money raised by the sale of the quilts goes to the Monroe County Humane Association and to the Cincinnati Zoo Angel fund which buys habitat for cheetahs. Quilts are displayed and sold at Bloomington Veterinary Hospital on Smith Road.

ContactNola Hartman
Community Organizations Subjects

House Rabbit Society, Indiana Chapter

AddressPO Box 421746
Indianapolis, IN 46242-1746

Offering homeless rabbits for adoption to loving, indoor homes as well as education for the public about companion rabbit care.

ContactDawn Sailer (Chapter manager)
info [at]
Additional ContactAmy Young-Leith (Co-Chapter Manager)
Community Organizations Subjects

Indiana Natural Resources Dept, Reservoir Management Division

Address4850 S. St Rd. 446
Bloomington, IN 47401

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A division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

ContactJim Roach (Manager)
Community Organizations Subjects

Monroe County Humane Association

Address3410 S Walnut St
PO Box 1334
Bloomington, IN 47402

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We have been responsibly and compassionately protecting, advocating and educating for animal welfare since 1956.

The MCHA is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization that receives no government funding or regular funding from national organizations. While the MCHA does participate in hands on rescue work with local and regional law enforcement agencies, the MCHA is not an animal shelter, but an animal welfare and advocacy organization.

The MCHA established and ran what is now the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter in the 1950's - 2000's, along with hiring the first animal control officers and obtaining a humane shelter certification for the shelter in the early days of animal sheltering. The two organizations have shared space, staff, programs and visions of a humane community since the late 1950's. While the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter is fully funded by tax dollars, there are many things needed to strategically address a wide variety of animal related issue in our community, in addition to sheltering homeless animals.

Today the MCHA provides services and programs working in concert with the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter, PetsAlive, local veterinary clinics, national advocacy organizations and other partners to identify, build resources and create solutions for animal welfare issues.

Contactmcha [at]
Year Established1956
Community Organizations Subjects

My Dog Is My Home

AddressPO Box 864030
Ridgewood , NY

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My Dog is My Home is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the human-animal bond in circumstances of homelessness. Due to a general "no pets allowed" rule, homeless people are often faced with the choice of leaving their companion animals to seek shelter or staying with their companion animals on the streets. We don't believe this is an ultimatum anyone should have to face. 


To increase shelter and housing access for homeless people and animals who find a home in each other despite having little else.



To establish a right to shelter and housing that recognizes companion animals as family.



We believe in the dignity and worth of all animals--both human and non-human--and that every animal has the right to live with whom they choose, where they choose.

Contactchristine [at]
Additional ContactChristine Kim
Year Established2017
Incorporation StatusExempt
Community Organizations Subjects

Our Lil' Bit of Heaven Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Address4259 Mangus Road
Poland, IN 47868

We are a 501 (c) 3 animal rescue and sanctuary dedicated to ending the senseless killing of animals who have been discarded by society and place them into loving homes where they will be cared for for the rest of their lives. The rescue is able to operate through donations, fundraising and grants that we are able to secure. We do not receive government funding of any kind and are in constant need of financial and volunteer assistance to ensure dogs get the care and attention they deserve.

ContactJoyce Deckard
ownedbycaninesandloveit [at]
Year Established2020
Community Organizations Subjects

Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic

Address2444 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

Since 2005, Pets Alive has performed more than 224,000 affordable, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries. In addition, our Wellness Clinic offers preventative care for pets by providing low-cost vaccines, microchipping, flea/tick treatments and more; in 2021 alone we gave more than 16,000 vaccinations! Our goal is to ensure that all furry family members have access to basic health services, regardless of their person’s financial position. Our mission is to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter and assist community members and their pets to live their healthiest lives.


ContactAllison Hess
info [at]
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects