Heartland Small Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue based in South Bend, Indiana.
We focus our rescue efforts on companion animals that are scheduled for euthanasia in local shelters. We foster many different types of animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils, hamsters,hedgehogs, and reptiles.
We rely on a network of volunteers and fosters to provide love and care to our animals until they find forever homes. Please visit our foster and volunteer page for more information.
To keep up to date on adoption and special events, check out our events calendar.
Heartland Small Animal Rescue cannot (by law) take in wildlife. Please use this link to find an approved wildlife rehabber near you: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-RehabList.pdf. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources keeps this list up-to-date. Please respect the folks on this list by contacting them only about the types of animals listed next to their names; they have to have special licensure to care for each category of wildlife, so someone who is licensed for songbirds will not be able to help you with waterfowl. Remember that these resources are for injured animals in need of rehabilitation.
You can also call the St. Joseph County Humane Society for injured mammals and snakes. They have an approved rehabber on staff: Charlene Burroughs, 574-255-4726.