Adoption Lobby Hours
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed
No matter how responsible you are or how well-behaved your pet is, it is possible that one day he or she may become lost or stolen. Collars can fall off and tattoos can be removed, but pet microchip identification is a permanent way to ensure that if your pet goes missing, the authorities can trace the ownership of the animal back to you.
According to the Indianapolis/Marion County Revised Code of the Consolidated City and County, Sec. 531-202, a person who owns a dog or cat in the city shall ensure that it bears a permanent means of identification at all times, such that the owner of a lost or stolen dog or cat can be ascertained quickly and easily. The means of identification required shall include either: a microchip implanted in the dog or cat which bears a registered identification number; or, a permanent tag attached to a durable collar worn at all times by the dog or cat, and bearing the owner’s current name, address and telephone number.
IndyHumane policy requires all lost animals reunited with owners to be microchipped before leaving the premises.
Megan A. adopted from the Humane Society of Indianapolis and shared her story about the importance of microchipping:
My brother and I adopted Virginia, now named Mya, a shepherd mix, from IndyHumane last July. After only one month with her, she escaped from our yard and went missing. We contacted the microchip company to report her lost, we made signs, and we talked to shelters all over Indiana trying to bring her home. We started to lose hope after October.
I got the best birthday wish I could have asked for in February of this year. I got a phone call from the microchip company saying someone found Mya. That day we went to pick her up and found she was still in great shape and had been taken care of. After 6 months, this precious girl found her way back us on my birthday.
This was truly the best birthday present ever!
IndyHumane and most veterinarians offer free microchip scanning. If you have found an animal, we can scan for a microchip at our facility at no charge. If you have a pet and aren't sure what the chip number is, we'd be happy to scan it so you can contact the company to make sure it is properly registered.