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Clear the Shelters Event

July 23rd, 2016

Adoption fees will be waived as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find homes for homeless pets.

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Broken Beaker Distillery Unleashed

July 31st, 2016

Broken Beaker Distillery will be hosting The PAW and serving up cocktails!

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Pet Loss Support Group

August 2nd, 2016

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

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What should I do about stray cats in my neighborhood?

Should I feed stray cats? What can I do to help ferals?

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Does my dog have separation anxiety?

My dog tears up my house while I'm away. Does he have separation anxiety?

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How can I train my puppy to use the bathroom outside?

My puppy keeps pooping and peeing in my house. How can I housetrain my dog?

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Humane Society of Indianapolis maintains an active volunteer program, an integral part of our daily operations. As an independent non-profit organization, we and our animals rely on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. You can volunteer in several ways:

The Nonie Krauss Foster Care Program

Our foster families care for animals who aren’t ready for adoption. Most fostered animals stay in homes for two to six weeks, and include nursing mothers and their litters, young kittens, puppies, injured pets or animals needing socialization or time away from the shelter. Learn more.

Shelter Volunteer Program

If you're at least 16 years of age, our Shelter Volunteer Program is for you. Our devoted team of 200+ volunteers invests thousands of hours every year helping to care for the animals. Learn more.

Service Hour Program

Need service hours for school, community groups, work groups, or for court-ordered community service hours? We may be able to help you while you help the animals. Learn more.

Group Volunteering Program

School, work, and community groups may volunteer at IndyHumane. Learn more.

Service Projects

There are a number of other ways you can assist the animals and staff at the Humane Society that don’t involve working at the shelter or with animals. You can even suggest your ideas! Learn more.

Youth & Family Volunteer Opportunities

Pat's Paws Teen "Trainor" Club

Pat's Paws is a volunteer program for high school students. Learn more.

Parent & Me Days at IndyHumane

Parent & Me Days give families the opportunity to volunteer their time and love to the animals at IndyHumane. Learn more.

Summer Programs

Click here to view the various ways you can help shelter animals through our Summer Volunteer Programs for adults and teens, as well as a Summer Camp for children.

Current Volunteers

Volunteer Information Center

This information center is for current IndyHumane Volunteers. Log in to the Volunteer Information Center.

Adoption Hours

Our shelter hours will differ this Saturday, July 23. We will be open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Normal hours will resume beginning on Sunday, July 24.

Want to learn about our adoption process? Click below!


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