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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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Pet First Aid Classes

October 12th, 2014

Pet Tech is offering PetSaver classes at IndyHumane the 2nd Sunday of every month.

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Heartland Film Festival’s $2Back Ticket Program

October 16th, 2014

Buy a ticket for the Heartland Film Festival, enter the promo code IndyHumane, and $2 will be donated back to HSI!

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Pet Loss Support Group

November 4th, 2014

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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Prevent Animal Cruelty in Indianapolis

April 2nd, 2010

Amila, a neglected Pit Bull in IndianapolisApril is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month.

Our vision is that all Central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect. But there’s a long way to go until we achieve it.

You can help. Simple acts of awareness and compassion can save the lives of countless animals in need.

Cruelty happens often: to dog-fighting victim Valor; to neglected puppies rescued from squalid conditions; and to Amila (pictured), a sweet dog left in an abandoned crackhouse with a chain embedded in her neck. The chain was removed last week, but now Amila is showing signs of a tetanus infection, which our medical team is attempting to treat.

Cruelty to animals is vicious, ignorant and just plain wrong. But there is hope for prevention: You!

You can help prevent cruelty to animals this month and every month:

1. If you see signs of animal abuse, report them to Indianapolis Animal Care and Control by calling 317.327.4622.

2. Volunteer at your local shelter. The Humane Society of Indianapolis offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to help animals in need.

3. If homeless cats live in your neighborhood, contact IndyFeral for help and advice on care and trap-neuter-return (TNR) resources.

4. Join the Indianapolis Animal Welfare Alliance, a recently formed coalition working to provide positive solutions for animal-welfare issues such as neglect and abuse.

5. Many well-intentioned people love their pets but might otherwise be forced to go without food for their animals. The food banks at the Humane Society of Indianapolis and Animal Care and Control can help people feed their pets through temporary economic hardship.

6. Promote spay/neuter. Have a friend who has an unaltered animal just because they think they want to breed it some day? Remind them that the city already has enough animals, and that their pet would be healthier if they were fixed.

7. Communicate. Talk to neighbors, your friends, family and coworkers about animal welfare issues, and be vigilant about possible abuse in your neighborhood - many who commit crimes toward animals are not caught unless others speak out. Compassion shown toward animals extends to our fellow human beings.

8. Is there a dog in your neighborhood or on your way to work who’s always chained outside? FIDO (Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside) can help give the dog a more comfortable living situation with its family, and help to improve public safety at the same time - dog bites often involved chained dogs.

9. Put an end to the cruel bloodsport of dog fighting. Indy Pit Crew is another locally based, independent organization working to end cruelty, and can provide resources to help stop dog fighting and encourage proper ownership of the pit bull terrier.

10. Donate to the Humane Society of Indianapolis so we can continue helping animal victims of human circumstances, saving lives, and working with the community and other animal-welfare organizations to reduce cruelty and encourage compassion.

RELATED CATEGORIES: Animal Welfare, Crime, News, Volunteering

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Recent News

Animal Welfare Center Closed September 26th

September 26th, 2014

The IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center at 456 N. Holmes Avenue will be closed Friday, September 26th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

IndyHumane's vaccine clinic location at 7929 N. Michigan Road will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., if you would like to visit this location today.

View additional information and normal business hours for both of IndyHumane's vaccine clinics.

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IndyHumane offers discounted rabies vaccines for World Rabies Day

September 25th, 2014

Did you know that Sunday, September 28th, is World Rabies Day? And, did you know that not only does a rabies shot keep your pet safe from this disease, it also keeps YOU safe from legal ramifications? Your pet not having a current rabies vaccination will cost you $100, and your pet not having a current rabies vaccination tag will cost you an additional $25. So, in support of world rabies day, your pet can get a discounted rabies vaccination at our Michigan Road Vaccine Clinic and eliminate the risk of rabies AND the risk of $125 in fines if your pet is caught uncovered.

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Animal Welfare Center hosting its second “Big Fix” event this Saturday

September 18th, 2014

The IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center will hold its second “Big Fix” event on Saturday, September 20. The goal of the event is to provide spay/neuter and vaccine services for community cats living in and around Indianapolis.

The Animal Welfare Center is located at 456 N. Holmes Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46222, and the event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. this Saturday. Spay/neuter surgeries will be provided for community caretakers in any zip code. A $10 donation to support the program is greatly appreciated, but help will be provided at no charge to those in need. We are able to provide this service thanks to generous support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the Joanie Bernard Foundation.

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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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