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7929 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN


Adoption Lobby Hours

Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed

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Ales for Adoptable Tails

October 22nd, 2016

Enjoy great local beer while supporting the animals at IndyHumane!

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Howl-oween Movie Night at Kroger

October 28th, 2016

Come see Disney's FrankenWeenie at an outdoor movie night benefiting IndyHumane!

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Pet Loss Support Group

November 1st, 2016

Join us to share memories about your pet with pet lovers who have had similar experiences.

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About Us

Who We Are

Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, the Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for both adoptable animals and for owned animals through our public training classes, and outreach through our community and shelter programs.

A private, nonprofit organization that receives no public or private government funding, the Humane Society of Indianapolis is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, adoption fees and other fees for service. We receive no tax money, United Way funds, or regular contributions from other animal-welfare organizations such as the ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States, or Peta.

At IndyHumane, our animals don’t have an expiration date - there is no predetermined time limit for how long an animal can remain on the adoption floor. We don't ever put animals down because of space, time or length of stay.

Our Vision

Our vision is that all Central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect.

Our Mission

The Humane Society of Indianapolis is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life. IndyHumane is the first choice in providing direct services for shelter cats and dogs, including adoption, foster home placement, behavior training, appropriate medical care, and affordable spay/neuter services. As the voice for the animals, IndyHumane brings together like-minded animal-focused individuals and groups to educate the public about animal welfare issues and concerns. For more than 100 years, it's all about the animals.

Our Values


We respect every animal that comes through our door as a valued life and make medically appropriate decisions in the best interest of the animals.


We recognize the strong bond between humans and animals and are compassionate in the decisions we make and actions we take that impact that relationship.


We work with other animal-focused individuals and groups to ensure that animals have a strong voice to advocate for their welfare.


We can be trusted to do what we say we will do. We tell the truth, even when it may be painful. We make decisions based on what we believe is the right thing to do for the animals, their owners and their prospective owners.

Fiscal Responsibility

We are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, including both financial and human resources. You can view our 2015 annual report here.

Download a PDF version of the Humane Society of Indianapolis' audited Financial Statements and Tax Return.



Our History

Since 1905, the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) has provided shelter and care to animals in need on their way to loving homes. Originally started to help both animals and families in need, the Humane Society eventually switched to focus solely on animal care. In its current location at 79th and Michigan Road since the 1960’s, IndyHumane’s facility now spans over 32,000 square feet on 16 acres.

In a caring and nurturing environment, the work of IndyHumane deepens the bond between people and their companion animals. Whether you are ready to adopt a new pet, turn over an animal to our care, participate in dog training, give your dog a run in our Pet Park or volunteer your time to help our animals, you can celebrate your love of animals at IndyHumane.

Animal Statistics

View our yearly reporting for compliance with Maddie's Fund.

Our Programs and Services

Adoption Hours

We will have adjusted adoption hours from Mon. 10/24 through Fri. 11/4. Click below for details!

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