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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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November 14th, 2014

Support us AND get 10% off when you use our special code: INDIANAPOLIS. We get a $15 donation with every order!

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Photos with Santa

November 22nd, 2014

IndyHumane is hosting Photos with Santa, for humans and animals alike!

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Pet Loss Support Group

December 2nd, 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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November 25th, 2014

The Humane Society of Indianapolis will be closed Thursday, November 27 so our staff can enjoy time with friends and family, and we hope you and your pets enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving, as well! The adoption lobby and both our low-cost vaccination clinic at the shelter and our Animal Welfare Center will be closed. Animals will be cared for as usual by staff and volunteers. Both locations will be open again on Friday, November 28, for regular hours, and our retail store (inside our Michigan Road location) will be offering special Black Friday Deals.

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Our vision at IndyHumane is that all Central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect. We work every day to help end animal homelessness, neglect and abandonment.

To help us accomplish these goals, we hold an annual fundraising breakfast called Face of Love. This event raises as much as 5% of our annual operating budget. We wanted to thank those who attended this year as well as the generous sponsors who helped make this event possible.   

Since the Deer Zink Events Pavilion at the Indianapolis Museum of Art could not hold all of IndyHumane’s friends, we wanted to make sure you were not left out. So we’re sending you the video from this morning’s event.

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Financial stewardship and donor support key in eliminating debt

Thanks to financial stewardship, donor support, organizational leadership, and hard work, the Humane Society of Indianapolis has now eliminated all debt. The organization’s debt began approximately 12 years ago, and reached more than $3.1 million by the end of 2008. With guidance from the board of directors, new CEO John Aleshire was hired in 2008 with the mandate of bringing the organization back into the black and stabilizing the mission and operations of the shelter.

“Over the years, we’ve been frugal and very intentional in freeing ourselves from this debt,” Chief Executive Officer John Aleshire says. “As soon as we could after I started, we brought in a Chief Financial Officer and oriented our senior leadership and board of directors around making frugal, efficient decisions that would best serve our animals while allowing us to pay off this huge hindrance to our mission.”

IndyHumane’s debt has been paid down gradually over the past five years, and Aleshire says the full and passionate support of donors and the community have been the driving force in making this day a reality.

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Love me. Fix me.

is funded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

with additional support from
Lilly Endowment Inc.

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