White River
Humane Society

of Lawrence County in Bedford, Indiana

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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 


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It was March 2014, two dogs were spotted hanging around the Walmart parking lot.  Both dogs were lab mixes and thought to be abandoned there, since no one was desperately searching for them and they weren’t reported missing. When brought to the shelter they were named Bonnie and Clyde. They were very attached to each other, especially, Clyde who cried until he and Bonnie were put in the same kennel. Bonnie was the oldest dog around six years old and possibly Clyde’s mother. He was about four years old then. Both dogs were friendly and very sweet. As long as they stayed together they were content. They went to adoption events, they were posted on Facebook, and even featured in the shelter newsletter. As the months fell off the calendar and no interest was shown for Bonnie and Clyde, the hope of finding a home together was as slim as finding one apart. They were placed on a pet website to broaden their chance for adoption. Finally, there was an interest in Clyde.  It was bittersweet because Bonnie would be left behind. Clyde arrived a shelter in Ohio. He showed signs of stress and major anxiety that became a problem in his adoption. He was sent back to Bedford where he was reunited with Bonnie. It was a priority to try to get them adopted together by offering a special adoption fee.  

March 2015 marked one year at WRHS for Bonnie and Clyde. It would also be the month they were adopted.  

You would think this story finally has a happy ending, but it doesn’t. The man passed away this March. It’s uncanny how the month of March played such significant roles in these lives. The dogs are orphaned because none of the family members wanted any of them.  

Bonnie and Clyde were brought to the shelter to begin again, March 2017. Come meet Bonnie and Clyde to see if they could be a good fit for your home. 

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Momma is a beautiful girl who is very quiet. Momma came to White River Humane Society almost a year ago with kittens. When Momma was tested, she was found to be FIV positive. This meant nothing more than Momma needing to be an inside cat and live in a home with other FIV cats. Sadly, FIV cats do not get adopted very quickly at White River Humane Society. Also, quiet, shy cats usually take longer to get adopted as well. Momma is both of these things. She enjoys just sitting in her kennel quietly watching the people walk by. She would be a wonderful companion for someone who would let Momma be a lazy, normal cat. Momma is around 2-3 years old, and she is ready for her forever home.  Come meet this sweet girl to see if she could be the perfect fit for you.  


Prevent a Litter, Fix your Critter!
The White River Humane Society's vision is to end unwanted and abandoned animals in our community.  The White River Humane Society's mission is 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.  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.

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