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7929 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN
46268

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Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Thursday Closed
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Saturday 11am - 6pm
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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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Should I feed stray cats? What can I do to help ferals?

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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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Thanks to your support, the Humane Society of Indianapolis has been honored by NUVO as “Best Local Place to Volunteer” and “Best Local Charitable Event” for Mutt Strut! We also received second place in the "Best Dog Park" category. And, we received the honor of third place for "Best Local Pet Supply Store" and "Best Reason to Visit Speedway Beside a Race" for Mutt Strut.

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