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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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Bugsy’s Box Fundraiser

August 6th, 2014

Sign up for Bugsy's Box, and a portion of your purchase goes toward IndyHumane!

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Crooked Creek Farmers Market

September 24th, 2014

The Crooked Creek Farmers Market is coming to IndyHumane!

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Calendar Girls

September 26th, 2014

Theatre on the Square is donating $10 from each ticket sold online for their 9/26 performance of Calendar Girls to IndyHumane!

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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 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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Linda Blair Visits IndyHumane this Friday

September 3rd, 2014

Linda Blair, Academy Award nominee and winner of the Golden Globe and People’s Choice Awards for her role in The Exorcist, will visit the Humane Society of Indianapolis on Friday, September 5, 2014. Blair founded the Worldheart Foundation for animal and human welfare, a group of inspired, motivated humanitarians who work tirelessly to fight animal cruelty.

Blair will be visiting IndyHumane for a tour of the facility, and at 1:00 p.m. she will host a question and answer session and will speak on the importance of spay/neuter initiatives. She will also address pit bull advocacy and education. This session at 1:00 p.m. will be open to the public and will take place at our Michigan Road location in the facility’s Canine Training School.

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IndyHumane closed Monday in observance of Labor Day

August 29th, 2014

The Humane Society of Indianapolis will be closed to the public on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day, but staff and volunteers will be reporting to make sure all our animals are well cared for and happy. The adoption lobby, low-cost vaccination clinic at the shelter, and the IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center will all be closed. We will reopen Tuesday, September 2, and we hope to see you then. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

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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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