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Heartland Small Animal Rescue

Heartland Small Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue based in South Bend, Indiana.

Chip had emergency surgery on Saturday, November 8th for complications stemming from a blockage in his intestines and now he is back at the vet because he took a turn for the worse this morning.
Heartland is requesting financial help to cover the cost of Chip’s surgery, as this will be a huge financial burden on our rescue. Chip is a young and vibrant pup, and has so much life left to live, and we want to do everything we can to see him through this. We need your help!

Please share, pray, and consider making a donation to help with Chips medical care.

(Click on the donation link at the bottom)
or send to:
Heartland Small Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 6033
South Bend, IN 46660


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.

Wildlife Information

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.