Adoption Lobby Hours
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed
J. Crew Mercantile Store Opening
January 25th, 2017
Shop the new J. Crew Mercantile store opening, and a percentage of total sales will be donated to IndyHumane!
Pet Loss Support Group
February 7th, 2017
Join us to share memories about your pet with pet lovers who have had similar experiences.
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.
IndyHumane assisting Sevier County Humane Society following wildfires
December 5th, 2016
The Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) will be transporting dog and cat food, puppy pads, pelleted cat litter, crates, and other pet supplies to the Sevier County Humane Society on Tuesday, December 6, to assist with the shelter’s needs following the wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The Sevier County Humane Society has opened an emergency shelter location at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. At this location, the shelter is accepting stray animals as well as offering shelter for pets whose owners have been displaced from their homes due to the fires. The public has been instructed to go to the fairgrounds to search for any missing pets. Pet owners from the area can also board pets at this location temporarily if their homes were destroyed. Heather Hamilton, Operations Manager at the IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center, contacted Sevier County Humane Society to see if the shelter was in need of supplies.
“Home For the Pawlidayz” Black Friday Adoption Special / Holiday Hours
November 22nd, 2016
Zappos.com, the online retailer known for its exceptional customer service, announced it will work for a second year with Best Friends Animal Society to sponsor pet adoptions this holiday season at shelters nationwide. Beginning on Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, customers will have the opportunity to adopt a dog or cat at the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) for no fee, thanks to the Zappos.com Pawlidayz initiative.