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Pet Loss Support Group

March 7th, 2017

Join us to share memories about your pet with pet lovers who have had similar experiences.

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Pet First Aid Classes

March 12th, 2017

Pet Tech is offering PetSaver classes at IndyHumane.

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March 19th, 2017

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Six Animals Abandoned on IndyHumane Property

February 6th, 2017

Six animals have been abandoned on Humane Society of Indianapolis property since December 30th, 2016. Abandoning animals is illegal in Marion County and can be dangerous or even fatal to the animals. The following incidents occurred on IndyHumane property:

  • On December 30th, an IndyHumane volunteer found a shivering Chihuahua (Mochi) running on IndyHumane property. Surveillance footage showed he was abandoned 10 minutes prior. 
  • On the morning of January 25th, a skinny, extremely sweet terrier mix (Cookie) was found abandoned at the IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center. He was tied to a fence, and this sweet boy is currently in need of medical sponsorship to treat pressure sores, most likely caused from being kept in a small kennel or crate for long periods of time. 
  • On January 28th around 11:15 am, staff found a scared 1-year-old tabby (Benny the Jet) near IndyHumane’s vaccine clinic. 
  • On January 30th around 7:15 am, two adult cats (Hitch and Hike) were left alone just outside IndyHumane’s vaccine clinic. A volunteer noticed a man walking with a cat carrier shortly before these two cats were discovered. 
  • On January 31st, an IndyHumane staff member found a puppy (Felix) tied to a lamp post in IndyHumane’s north parking lot with a crate and pet supplies discarded nearby. 

According to Marion County ordinance, Sec. 531-402 Abandonment of animal provision, “it shall be unlawful for a person to abandon any animal on public or private property in the city, and a violation of this section shall be punishable as provided in section 103-3 of this Code.”
 
“We know people care, and we believe they want to do the right thing for their animals. So we are asking our community to please think about the many dangers a pet may face if left unattended on IndyHumane property,” Kirsten VantWoud, IndyHumane Chief Operations Officer, says. “It’s extremely dangerous, and also against the law, to leave an animal abandoned outside. During the winter months, abandoning animals is especially dangerous. Had our staff and volunteers not found these animals, their stories could have turned out much differently. We’re happy to report that all six are doing well, and Mochi, the small Chihuahua, has found a loving home.”
 
There were staff and volunteers inside the building during each of these abandonment incidents, and IndyHumane staff would like to encourage the public to come inside, talk to staff, and discuss options for their animals. 

“We can’t save animals without the community’s help, and we are asking people to keep animals safe and confined until they can be handed over to Indianapolis Animal Care Services or a rescue organization such as IndyHumane,” VantWoud says. “Both Indianapolis Animal Care Services and IndyHumane have regular business hours to help people and pets in need. We’re here to help work with each family to find the right rehoming option, and many times we can also offer low-cost services to help keep pets in homes.”

Thankfully, all six animals were found before it was too late, and all are doing well. Citizens needing assistance for their animals can call the shelter at 317.872.5650 ext. 0 to speak with a trained team member, or call 211 to discuss available resources across Central Indiana.

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Six Animals Abandoned on IndyHumane Property

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Six animals have been abandoned on Humane Society of Indianapolis property since December 30th, 2016. Abandoning animals is illegal in Marion County and can be dangerous or even fatal to the animals.

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Special Bourbon Auction to Benefit Homeless Pets

January 26th, 2017

This week, IndyHumane will begin an auction for a rare and very special bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon. The whiskey is one of just 200 bottles, called the O.F.C. Vintages, provided to nonprofits nationwide to raise funds for worthy causes.

IndyHumane will launch the auction Friday, January 27, at noon local time. The auction, found online at indyhumane.org/auction, will run through 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 8 – just in time to be delivered for Valentine’s Day. 

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Registration for Mutt Strut 2017 is now open!

January 25th, 2017

Join us on Saturday, April 29, for the Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking! Mutt Strut will be returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this year's event, and we are looking forward to packing the track with hundreds of furry friends and their humans. 

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