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April 2nd, 2010
April 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!
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.
AWC Closed for Professional Development March 5
March 3rd, 2015
The IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center at 456 N. Holmes Avenue will be closed Thursday, March 5, for a professional development opportunity. We apologize for any inconvenience.
IndyHumane's vaccine clinic location at 7929 N. Michigan Road will also be closed March 5, as IndyHumane is closed to the public every Thursday. Both vaccine clinic locations will reopen on Friday, March 6, and resume normal business hours at that point.
Click here to view additional information and normal business hours for both of IndyHumane's vaccine clinics.
Winter Weather Closure
March 1st, 2015
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Winter Storm Warning as well as a travel advisory, which is in effect today, Sunday, March 1st. Due to the inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions, the Humane Society of Indianapolis will be closed to the public today.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and please be safe! We will have animal care and medical staff reporting to make sure our animals are well cared for, safe, and warm. Volunteers will be informed of schedule changes and kept up to date via email. Weather permitting, we plan to reopen and resume all services Monday, March 2nd. Any additional updates will be posted here on indyhumane.org as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.
A Message To Our Friends And Supporters
January 29th, 2015
To our friends and supporters,
Many of you may have seen the new GoDaddy advertisement that was destined for broadcast during Super Bowl 2015 and recently pulled from being aired. We will not be linking to the ad, but wanted to share our response to the commercial.
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.
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