Allow us to introduce you to this week's Pet of the Week from the Vanderburgh Humane Society, Elmo!

Elmo is currently the Humane Society's longest-tenured resident, living there since March. He's great with people, but has issues with other animals. Here's what the Humane Society says you need to know about him before you consider making him a part of your family:

Elmo is currently our longest resident dog, and he’s a tough one. He is just over a year old, and we pulled him from Evansville Animal Care & Control on March 12th. He is a Chow mix. He is a wonderful boy with all people. He’s easy on a leash (especially for his size & young age!) and he rides great in the car. He went with me to Eyewitness News months ago, and was a perfect gentleman.

What’s the catch? He is not great with other animals. Dogs, cats, rabbits, any of it. We have tried him in a variety of environments and he just does not do well. So he’ll need a home where he’s the only furry pet.

Elmo’s adoption fee would normally be $110. But it’s been reduced to $40 because a generous donor has paid part of it. During our Mutt’s Morning Out program on weekday mornings, the same couple (who were our very first participants ever in the program back in March) request to walk Elmo every time they come, every week. They love him to pieces, but they have cats. They just want to see him go to a great home so they have partially sponsored him.

Give Adoptions staff a call to discuss adopting Elmo. He can go home the same day if someone comes forward with a suitable home for him!

If you're interested in learning more about Elmo, call the VHS at 812-426-2563.

In Other VHS News...

We now have several litters of kittens in foster care and even a few at the shelter ready for adoption, so the “Kitten Season Please Help” plea begins now. Foster homes are needed. For kittens by themselves, and also for moms with kittens. Fostering is 100% free. We provide everything INCLUDING food (not all organizations do.) Fostering is also not indefinite with us. The goal is for you to have the kittens as short a time as possible until they can come back to the shelter for adoption — the littler they are, the more people want them. You will not have the same foster animals for years on end.

All the info on fostering is at

Wanna watch cats playing LIVE 24/7 (if they’re not sleeping) on their new Petcube Play in the Cageless Cat Lounge. Download the free Petcube app, create an account, and find “VHS Cat Lounge.” The camera runs all the time and if you turn your phone to landscape, you can control the built-in laser pointer and play with the kittens!

Get more info on Iris or other adoptable pets at!

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