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April 26th, 2014

The Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 26, 2014!

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May 1st, 2014

Stay at Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown, Embassy Suites North, or Conrad Indianapolis and feel good about giving back.

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Shelter Wish List

Before you make a trip to the store, check our Wish List (at the bottom of this page) for some simple things you can pick up for our animals. Or order conveniently from

When ordering items from the Amazon Wish List, please ship to 7929 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, Attn: Stacey Fear. You can also sponsor an item and the shelter can send a special card noting the gift in a loved one's honor or memory. Please contact Stacey with any questions on this program at 317.872.5650 x125 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Below is a message from all of the puppies, kittens, dogs and cats of the Humane Society of Indianapolis with items they've requested:

To keep our areas clean, we need:

  • Tall kitchen garbage bags
  • Paper towels
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Pump bottles of hand soap (not bars)

To keep us comfortable, we need:

For our playtime, we need:

  • Kongs (all sizes) - prefer black heavy-duty Kongs
  • Puppy toys (rope toys and squeakers)
  • Pig ear treats
  • Cat toys (cheap economy packs)
  • Rolled Dog Food (Natural Balance brand)
  • Hot dogs
  • Small chewy/soft treats to use for dog training

For our foster care program, we need:

  • Canned kitten food
  • Royal Canin Dry Cat Food "Babycat 34 Formula" specifically
  • New litter boxes and poop scoopers
  • Small bags of clay cat litter (need lots)
  • Small bags of dry, high quality cat and kitten food
  • Puppy and kitten milk replacer

To keep us healthy, we need:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Peroxide
  • Thermometer covers (available at drug stores)
  • Clear plastic gloves (restaurant style - available at Sam’s Club for example)
  • 4" x 4" gauze squares: non-sterile (we use a lot of these)
  • Wood tongue depressors

Items needed for our Animal Welfare Center:

  • Socks (used to keep our patients' feet warm while under anesthetic)
  • Rice (used to make heating pads for animals recovering from surgery)
  • Space heaters
  • Squeeze cheese
  • Rechargeable AA and AAA batteries
  • 5 oz. Dixie Cups

Other items that would be helpful:

  • Cans of soda or pre-packaged treats (for our humans who work tirelessly to care for our animals)
  • Permanent markers (blue and black, fat tip)
  • White copy paper (we need a lot!)

Thank you!!!

the Animals of the Humane Society of Indianapolis

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