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Thursday Closed
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Stones for Homes Fundraiser

September 11th, 2017

Purchase a personalized garden stone to benefit IndyHumane!

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We Shop, We Share

September 28th, 2017

Shop to save lives!

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Pet Loss Support Group

October 3rd, 2017

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

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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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Friends and animal lovers,

Our hearts go out to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We have received communication from many community members who are passionate about helping the animals displaced by the hurricane. We want to let you know how IndyHumane is helping, as well as what you can do to help.

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IndyHumane Participating in Clear the Shelters on Saturday, August 19

August 17th, 2017

The Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) will participate in the Clear the Shelters pet adoption event this Saturday. IndyHumane will waive adoption fees on Saturday, August 19, as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to find new homes for homeless pets. Normal adoption procedures will apply, and information about the adoption process can be found at indyhumane.org. 

“We’re looking forward to participating in this year’s Clear the Shelters initiative, and we think it’s a unique way to work together and find great homes for the many homeless animals in Central Indiana,” Steven Stolen, Chief Executive Officer at IndyHumane, says. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to participate in this national effort, and we hope it inspires our local community to take action and open their homes to animals in need.”

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IndyHumane Releases 2016 Annual Report

July 28th, 2017

The IndyHumane 2016 Annual Report is now available. Check it out to see what we've done thanks to donor support!

Changing lives is our calling, and it’s been a year of finding forever homes, making happy matches, sharing love, and providing hope to animals in need. There’s no one quite like IndyHumane, and it’s thanks to you that we’re the organization we are today. We hope you enjoy reading about the year 2016 at IndyHumane, and thank you for your support and for helping us save lives.

You can read our full annual report here.

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