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7929 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN


Adoption Lobby Hours

Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed

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Mutt Strut 2017

April 29th, 2017

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking!

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Pet Loss Support Group

May 2nd, 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

May 14th, 2017

Pet Tech is offering PetSaver classes at IndyHumane.

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Vehicle Donation Frequently Asked Questions

October 2nd, 2014

What type of vehicles do you accept as donations?
We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles, and RV's. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call our vehicle donation specialists at 800.456.5517.

My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
It depends on the car’s overall condition. The car must have an engine and be towable. Cars that are in poor condition may be declined, as the cost to tow them may be more than the value of the vehicle.

Is my car donation tax deductible?
Vehicles donated will benefit the Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc., a nonprofit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible. The IRS has published a guide for vehicle donations, which you can read by clicking here.

What paperwork will I need for the DMV? 
You will need to sign a release of liability and donation confirmation. Our driver will provide you with all the necessary paperwork. Once you sign the release of liability, you have five days to mail it to the DMV. Our driver will provide you with the address.

What if I lost the title (pink slip)? 
As long as you are the legal titleholder, our driver can pick up the vehicle and have you sign a duplicate title, which he or she will provide.

What does IndyHumane do with the vehicles?
The vehicles are typically sold at private auction. The proceeds are used to help support IndyHumane. Funds from vehicle donations are considered unrestricted gifts and will be used to fund operations at IndyHumane and the IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center.

Do I get a receipt for my donation which shows how much money my car raised for IndyHumane?
It depends. When your vehicle is picked up, the tow driver will provide a tax receipt for your donation that will be sufficient for vehicles valued up to $500. If your vehicle is sold for more than $500, you will receive a new receipt with the exact amount of your donation.

If you have specific questions regarding how to claim your deduction, please consult this IRS handout, call us directly at 317.872.5650 x129, or email

Can I value my vehicle before I donate it to IndyHumane?
You are more than welcome to independently assess the value of your vehicle prior to donation; however, your evaluation cannot influence or guarantee the final selling price, which will determine your charitable contribution to IndyHumane. If you would like to determine the value of your vehicle prior to donation, we recommend Kelley Blue Book at or Nada

Are all cars donated to IndyHumane sold at auction? 
Not always, but it is most likely the case. Some are sold in private sales managed by third parties, and some are sold for scrap.

How will my car, truck, boat, or RV be picked up? 
Our vehicle donation specialist will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time, typically within 48 hours of placing your call. Call 800.456.5517 to schedule a time for your vehicle to be picked up.

Ready to donate?
Click here to get started, or call 800.456.5517!


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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. 

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