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Mutt Strut 2017
April 29th, 2017
Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking!
Pet Loss Support Group
May 2nd, 2017
Join us to share memories about your pet with pet lovers who have had similar experiences.
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:
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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Mutt Strut is almost here!
April 20th, 2017
The Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking is just days away, and IndyHumane is looking forward to another stellar event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!
Mutt Strut is a one-of a-kind event for pets of all shapes and sizes! Join the 7,000 people and 6,000 pets who attend Mutt Strut each year from across Indiana! Walk the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway track and kiss the bricks, enjoy a fun day outdoors with family and furry friends, and support the Humane Society of Indianapolis.
IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center Offers Free Sterilizations for Community Cats
March 2nd, 2017
The IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center’s Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, located at 456 N. Holmes Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46222, is offering 600 free cat sterilizations for any community (outside) cat living in the following zip codes: 46201, 46203, 46205, 46218, 46227, 46226, 46219, 46222, 46241, and 46221. This initiative is made possible thanks to a $25,000 grant it recently received from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.