Our mission is "To work as one in helping homeless animals irrespective of breed, location or circumstance." We are a 501(c)(3) mostly volunteer, no-kill rescue. We have two locations, one in Evansville, Indiana and one in Chrisney, Indiana. We have helped over 7000 animals find forever homes since we were created in 2010. WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL ALL PAWS HAVE A HOME!

Recent Featured Pets


Archer is a four year old male pit mix. He is a solid boy, weighing around 90 lbs. This guy is a total goof and, since coming into our care from a partner shelter where he tested positive for heartworm, his playful side has really started to show. Archer does need a firm owner that […]


SPONSORED – ADOPTION FEE WAIVED! Oh my! We have a beauty for you with gray and gorgeous Gemma! Our gal has waited a long time to find you. We rescued Gemma with her newly born litter of puppies after they ended up in a high intake shelter. Of course, Gemma was a wonderful mom and […]

Rent-A-Dog Program

How it works:

  • Bring your driver’s license to one of the ITV rescue centers during open hours.
  • Sign a short form with rules.
  • ITV places you with a dog.
  • Take the dog for an outing for as long as you like – an hour, a day, a weekend.
  • Share, share, share photos and information about the dog on social media and everywhere!!  Tell your friends and family!! The goal is to get the dog into a forever home so the more you share, the more it will increase the dog’s chances of finding a forever home!
  • That is it! Its that easy!!

Wish List

  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Incense/Room fresheners
  • Cosequin, Dasequin or similar joint supplement
  • Nature’s Miracle Advanced Platinum Stain and Oder Remover and Virus Disinfectant
  • Kongs or Chew bones
  • Martingale Dog Collars
  • ProVetLogic Disinfecting Solutions
  • Fabuloso, Odoban or Pine-Sol Lemon or Original
  • Laundry detergent
  • Trash bags – 33 gallon or tall kitchen
  • Flea treatment (cat only)
  • Any brand heartworm preventative
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Pill Pockets
  • Puppy/Kitten Milk Replacer
  • Puppy pads
  • Puppy food (dry or canned)
  • Cat Food
  • Copy paper
  • Cat Litter
  • Gift cards to Staples (for office supplies)
  • Gas cards (for rescue transport)
  • Gift cards to Sam’s Club or pet store

We receive food from the Rescue Bank in Louisville, KY and keep our animals living at the rescue center on a consistent diet so that they will have a healthy digestive system.  Therefore, while we always accept food donations, dog food is not a requested donation.

Rescued, by the Numbers

Who did ITV help in 2020?
Evansville adopted – 800
Evansville in rescue year end – 84
Spencer County adopted – 228
Spencer County in rescue year end – 23
Return to owner – 41
Transferred to other rescue (bunny, pigs) – 4
Euthanized humane – 14
Euthanized aggression to people – 11
Died in care (medical) – 31
TOTAL HELPED IN 2020 – 1180

Who did ITV help in 2019?
Evansville adopted – 751
Evansville in rescue year end – 121
Spencer County adopted – 23
Spencer County in rescue year end – 31
Return to owner – 11
Euthanized humane – 11
Euthanized aggression to people – 6
Died in care (medical) – 19

TOTAL HELPED 2019 – 973


Who did ITV help in 2018?
Adopted: 723
In foster or at rescue center year end: 134
Returned to former guardian: 1
Transfer to another rescue/shelter: 5 cats; 1 dog
Died – disease/medical: 14
Euthanized for humane medical reason: 5
Euthanized for aggression to people: 0

Total Helped by ITV 2018 = 883
Lifesaving percentage 2018 =

Adopted: 626
In foster or at rescue center end of year: 105
Returned to former guardian: 7
Transfer to another rescue/shelter: 1 (Returned to original rescue group)
Died – disease/medical: 20
Euthanized for severe aggression to people: 4 (.005%)
Total Helped by ITV 2017 = 759
Lifesaving percentage 2017 =

Total Helped by ITV (2010-2020) = 6866

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Important Information – Evansville Location

Our Evansville location is open to the public on:

Tuesdays 12-5 pm
Wednesdays 12-7 pm
Thursdays 12-5 pm
Fridays 12-5 pm
Saturdays 10 am-5 pm

Our Evansville location address:
1417 N. Stockwell Road
Evansville, Indiana 47715

Our email address is info@itvrescue.org

Our Evansville phone number is 812/909-1306 during business hours. After hours, you can leave a voicemail at 812/250-WAGS.

Important Information – Spencer County

Our Spencer County location is open to the public on:

Tuesdays 12-5 pm
Wednesdays 12-5 pm
Fridays 12-5 pm
Saturdays 12-5 pm

Our Spencer County facility is located at:
824 E County Road 800 North, Chrisney, IN 47611

Our email address is info@itvrescue.org

Our Spencer County phone number is 812/362-4027 during business hours. After hours, you can leave a voicemail at 812/250-WAGS.

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Website to help rehome your pet

If you wish to surrender a pet to ITV, please contact us via email at info@itvrescue.org or "contact us" on this website. As an added resource, you may post your pet on the below website (which is not maintained by ITV and we are only providing as a resource to you). Additonal websites for rehoming a pet are home-home.org and getyourpet.com.

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