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Crooked Creek Farmers Market

May 14th, 2014

The Crooked Creek Farmers Market is coming to IndyHumane!

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Pet First Aid Classes

August 3rd, 2014

Pet Tech will be offering PetSaver classes at IndyHumane on the first Sunday of every month starting on August 3rd.

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Pet Loss Support Group

August 5th, 2014

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

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Ask the Experts See more

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.

Adult Summer Volunteer Program

The Adult Summer Program is for people at least 18 years of age. 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 Volunteer and Summer Programs

Paws & Claws Club

The Paws & Claws Club gives young people the opportunity to give their time and love to homeless animals at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. 

Click Here to Become a Paws & Claws Club Member: 10-15 Year Olds. 

Click Here to Become a Paws & Claws Club Mentor: 16-21 Year Olds.

Click Here to Become a Paws & Claws Club Camp Counselor: Must be at least 18 Years Old.

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.

Current Volunteers

Volunteer Information Center

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

Love me. Fix me.

The “Love me. Fix me.” campaign launched in late February of 2014. Learn more about about this campaign, and get involved to show your support! Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for campaign news and updates. 

Love me. Fix me.

is funded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

with additional support from
Lilly Endowment Inc.


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