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low-cost vaccines
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spay/neuter clinic
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what does my pet need?
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behavioral resources
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dog park
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lost & found assistance
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surrender a pet
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pet emergency services
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immediate needs

If your pet cat or dog is in need of urgent help, please refer to our Pet Emergency Resources for a list of animal hospitals. Please note: IndyHumane does not provide emergency services to the general public.

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lost & found

If you’ve lost your pet or found a stray cat or dog, please visit our Lost and Found Assistance page.

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help! i found kittens!

Found a litter of kittens? Learn more about how to help stray kittens here.

low-cost vaccine clinics

Indyhumane Animal Welfare Clinic
7929 N. Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 4626
317.872.5650 x333
456 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46222
317.602.3423 x333
Monday / 1pm – 7pm Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / Closed Wednesday / 10am – 6pm
Thursday / Closed Thursday / surgery only
Friday / 1pm – 7pm Friday / surgery
Saturday / 11am – 6pm Saturday / 10am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed Sunday / Closed

View a full list of our vaccine clinic services and prices here.

Looking for a specific product, but don’t see it? Visit our online pharmacy and get it delivered right to your door!

No appointment necessary. Clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis as clinic hours allow.

In order to better serve our clients and allow ample time with our veterinarians, last check-in time may vary based on volume of clients.

Mobile Clinic

A convenient, accessible location is just as important as affordability when it comes to encouraging responsible pet ownership, and we do our best to provide both! Click here to view our calendar and see when our Mobile Clinic will be in your area!

Low Cost Pets

a few items to note:

  1. A $10 fee will apply for all animals who are not spayed/neutered over 4 months of age. This fee will act as a deposit toward your spay/neuter procedure should you schedule one within 1 year.
  2. This low-cost clinic is not intended to replace the relationship between pet owners and their regular veterinarian. Only basic services and products are available at this clinic and veterinary advice on other matters will not be provided. It is important for an animal’s overall health and well-being to be seen regularly by a private veterinarian.
  3. All dogs must be in carriers or on leashes.
  4. All cats must be in carriers.
  5. Do not bring sick animals to the clinic. Consult with your regular veterinarian if your animal is ill or injured.
  6. Aggressive animals may be turned away and referred to private veterinarians where their special needs can be more easily accommodated. If your dog requires a muzzle to see the vet or be around other dogs, please put one on before you come to the clinic.
  7. This clinic does not provide general health exams, nor can it provide certificates for interstate or international travel. These requests need to be completed through a family veterinarian and requirements for travel should be researched through the specific national consulate. IndyHumane will provide a list of partner veterinary clinics for your reference if requested.
  8. The clinic does not provide emergency vet care. If your pet requires emergency veterinary care, please refer to our Pet Emergency Resources.

Please consider printing your registration form in advance to save time at the clinic. Bring your completed form to the check-in area. Download forms here:

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cat registration

(English) (Spanish)

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dog registration

(English) (Spanish)

*Our Mobile Vaccine Clinic uses different forms, so if you are visiting us at our Mobile Clinic, you will not need to fill out the forms above!

Questions? Email us at clinic@indyhumane.org.

Need some help?
View additional animal resources here.

low-cost spay/neuter clinic

There are numerous health and behavioral benefits to having your animal spayed/neutered. The IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center can help discuss what’s best for your pet and schedule your pet’s spay/neuter surgery.

Spay/Neuter Fees: $25-$65, depending on pet owner address and needs-based public programs.

Dog pricing (spay or neuter): 

  • General Public: 
    • Dogs 6 months and older: $65
    • Puppies under 6 months: $55
  • Zip Code/Public Assistance: $45 
  • Additional fees:
    • +$15 for overweight patients, cryptorchid males, & umbilical hernia repairs
    • +$25 for dogs 75-99 lbs.
    • +$40 for dogs 100+ lbs.

Cat Pricing (spay or neuter):

  • General Public: 
    • Cats 6 months and older: $35
    • Kittens under 6 months: $30
  • Zip Code/Public Assistance: $20
  • Additional fees:
    • +$15 for overweight patients, cryptorchid males, & umbilical hernia repairs

Contact Information:
IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center
456 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222.

To make an appointment, please call 317-602-3423, or click here.

Review surgery instructions here.


community cats:

Our Community Cat Package includes the spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination,  a FVRCP vaccination, and an ear tip.  This package costs just $25 and can make a huge impact on your community!

Please click here to fill out a TNR request form.

All feral or community cats must be in a trap. If you need a trap, please contact the Animal Welfare Center at 317.602.3423 x 150.


special discounts:

Regardless of income or public assistance program participation, if you live in one of the qualifying zip codes listed below, and can show proof of address at the time of check in, you will qualify for a reduced rate for surgery costs.

Qualifying Zip Codes:
 46201, 46203, 46205, 46218, 46219, 46227, 46226, 46222, 46241, 46221

In addition to these opportunities, the Animal Welfare Center is a participating vet with Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc. (SNSI). SNSI offers a $20 voucher program for pets, regardless of size or gender. Applicants must be approved through SNSI through a needs-based public assistance program or income qualifications. More information is available here.


special offers for rescue partners:

If you own or operate a qualifying dog or cat rescue and are in need of medical services for the animals in your rescue, you can contact us for special opportunities. Please call 317-602-3423 and ask to speak to Lymari, or email lquintana@indyhumane.org.

what does my pet need?

Did you just bring home a new canine or feline family member? Wondering what they need? We can help! At IndyHumane, we’re here to help you and your pet with pet care needs that expand beyond the adoption.

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vaccinations

Vaccinating your pet is vitally important and can even save your pet’s life! IndyHumane can help – we have several low-cost vaccine clinic locations. Learn more.

View Canine Vaccine Schedule here.

View Feline Vaccine Schedule here.

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spay/neuter services

There are numerous health and behavioral benefits to having your animal spayed/neutered. The IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center can help discuss what’s best for your pet and schedule your pet’s spay/neuter surgery. Learn more.

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microchipping

Microchipping is a safe, permanent form of identification that could help reunite you with your pet if he or she should ever get lost. We offer this service at our vaccine clinic locations. View hours and locations.

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pet food and supplies

Did you know that we have our very own Re-Tail store that sells pet food, toys, supplies, and more? Visit our shelter location (7929 N. Michigan Road) to see the many items we have to offer! And the best part? Every dollar you spend in the IndyHumane Re-Tail Store goes right back to our animals! Shop and save lives any time during adoption hours!

behavior resources

At IndyHumane we are committed to providing resources to pet owners in order to help keep pets happy, healthy, and in homes.

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cats

Does your cat bite, have litter box issues, scratch, or not get along with other animals in your home? Thinking about having kids and wondering how to introduce your cat to the new baby? It’s our goal to help keep cats in their homes by providing as much help as possible! Please contact our Feline Programs team at cathelp@indyhumane.org.

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dogs

Does your dog need help learning to greet new people or other dogs, crate training, or house breaking? Our behavior team can provide information to help keep your dog in his home. Please contact our Canine Behavior Team at training@indyhumane.org.

dog park

Dog Park

Central Indiana’s first dog park is on the IndyHumane campus. The park is a place for owners to hang out with their pets in a safe, fenced area. Enjoy watching your pup romp through the canine agility course while you and your family relax at picnic tables. You can also hike through wooded trails.

How to Join the IndyHumane Dog Park

  1. Bring a copy of your pet’s current vaccination record to IndyHumane during Adoption Lobby Hours. Be sure that the record has the bordetella/kennel cough, rabies, distemper, and parvo vaccinations listed.
  2. Bring proof that your dog is spayed or neutered.
  3. Fill out an application.
  4. Your pet must be at least 6 months of age.
  5. After confirmation of the above steps, you’ll receive a key fob to the Dog Park, which allows you to use the park even if the shelter is closed.

Membership Fees
Annual registration: $75 for your first dog; $50 for each additional

Daily passes: $10 per dog, per day (available during normal shelter hours); $5 for each additional dog, per day

Replacement key fobs: $20*

*Only new members receive a key fob. Current members, or members who are renewing their membership, must purchase a replacement if their fob is lost (or gets demagnetized).

Dog Park Hours
Fall/Winter Hours (October – February): 9am – 7pm daily

Spring/Summer Hours (March – September): 7am – 9pm daily

View Dog Park Etiquette Tips and Important Reminders here.

Email petpark@indyhumane.org or call 317-872-5650, ext. 135 with any questions.

lost & found assistance

Lost your cat or dog, or found a stray?

Check below to see if your lost pet is currently at IndyHumane or with a Good Samaritan who reported the found pet to us.

If you’ve lost or found a pet, fill out a Lost/Found Report and email it, along with a photo of the animal, to customerservice@indyhumane.org. Or, bring the report to the shelter.

For more help, contact Indianapolis Animal Care Services and download tips on how to find your lost pet and tips on what to do if you find a stray, lost cat, or lost dog.

If you’ve found a stray dog or cat, please take the animal to Indianapolis Animal Care Services, the Indianapolis city shelter. Due to space constraints, it’s not always possible for us to take in stray animals. If you’re able to keep the stray in your home and schedule an appointment, please call us at 317.872.5650 x0. Sometimes it can be a few weeks before we can work an animal into our facility since we never put animals down for space or length of stay at IndyHumane.

Per Indianapolis City-County General Ordinance No. 531-731, stray animals will be held a minimum of four days. IndyHumane is a holding/transfer facility for stray animals, and it is possible that they will be transferred to Indianapolis Animal Care Services, who may assess fines.

After the minimum stray hold of four days from the intake date listed, a stray animal will be given medical and behavior exams and may then be sent to a foster home, breed rescue, or made available for adoption.

  • Found animals below were reported to us by Good Samaritans. These animals are not in IndyHumane’s care.
  • Stray animals below are at the Humane Society of Indianapolis.
  • If no contact info is listed on the animal’s description, contact us for more information at 317.872.5650 x0 or customerservice@indyhumane.org.
  • If you believe one of the animals below marked “Animal in Custody” is your lost pet, please bring proof of ownership (vet or purchase records, a picture of the animal with you, and/or microchip information) to the shelter during regular business hours.

Owners will be required to pay for any vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, tests, or treatments provided to their pet while in IndyHumane custody. IndyHumane reserves the right to transfer animals to Indianapolis Animal Care Services for reclaiming by owners. Owners of found animals will pay $10 per day for boarding costs when they come to IndyHumane to reclaim their pet. There will also be an additional fee of $10 for a microchip so that the pet has permanent identification if it doesn’t already.

IndyHumane and most veterinarians offer free microchip scanning. If you have found an animal, we can scan for a microchip at our facility at no charge.

Stray Animals at the Humane Society of Indianapolis

View Found Animals in Good Samaritan Custody
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surrender a pet

Surrender

If you are unable to find an alternative solution and must surrender your dog or cat to IndyHumane, we will do everything in our power to provide your pet with the best possible outcome.

We are a limited-admission facility.  We do not put animals down (euthanize) due to space or time constraints. We only take in as many as we can commit to each week.

Need a little help? Before making an appointment, consider taking a look at our 2017 Indy Pet Resource Flyer for a comprehensive list of low-cost pet services, food pantries, and more.

Should you decide to surrender your pet, you will need to call for an appointment, for both strays and owner-surrenders.

Appointment Process:

  1. Call 317.872.5650 x 0 to make an appointment.
  2. On the day of your appointment, bring your pet to our Michigan Road campus, located at 7929 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
  3. After information about your pet has been gathered and an animal evaluation has been completed, we will discuss your pet’s potential outcomes. If your pet is not suitable for adoption, we will discuss your options and help you determine the best outcome for both you and your pet.

Surrender Fee:
IndyHumane requires a $40 fee to surrender an animal. This pays for your pet’s basic vaccinations needed to safely enter the shelter. We do not receive any tax money or funding from national animal welfare groups for the care of our animals, and we invest between $600 – $800 in the average animal’s care.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services:
If you are not able to wait for an appointment and must surrender the animal immediately, you can contact the Indianapolis city animal shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS). Please note that IACS is inadequately funded by tax dollars and is overwhelmed as well. Though they cannot guarantee that an animal will make it to their adoption floor, the organization makes every effort to find a rescue organization or foster home to help place animals they do not have space for within their facility.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS)
2600 South Harding St.
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Visit their website for animal intake hours and adoption center hours.

For Stray and Feral Cats
For assistance with outdoor cats, contact IndyHumane’s Animal Welfare Center.

If you are unable to find an alternative solution and must surrender your dog or cat to IndyHumane, we will do everything in our power to provide your pet with the best possible outcome.

We are a limited-admission facility.  We do not put animals down (euthanize) due to space or time constraints. We only take in as many as we can commit to each week.

Need a little help? Before making an appointment, consider taking a look at our 2017 Indy Pet Resource Flyer for a comprehensive list of low-cost pet services, food pantries, and more.

Should you decide to surrender your pet, you will need to call for an appointment, for both strays and owner-surrenders.

Appointment Process:

  1. Call 317.872.5650 x 0 to make an appointment.
  2. On the day of your appointment, bring your pet to our Michigan Road campus, located at 7929 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
  3. After information about your pet has been gathered and an animal evaluation has been completed, we will discuss your pet’s potential outcomes. If your pet is not suitable for adoption, we will discuss your options and help you determine the best outcome for both you and your pet.

Surrender Fee:
IndyHumane requires a $40 fee to surrender an animal. This pays for your pet’s basic vaccinations needed to safely enter the shelter. We do not receive any tax money or funding from national animal welfare groups for the care of our animals, and we invest between $600 – $800 in the average animal’s care.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services:
If you are not able to wait for an appointment and must surrender the animal immediately, you can contact the Indianapolis city animal shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS). Please note that IACS is inadequately funded by tax dollars and is overwhelmed as well. Though they cannot guarantee that an animal will make it to their adoption floor, the organization makes every effort to find a rescue organization or foster home to help place animals they do not have space for within their facility.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS)
2600 South Harding St.
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Visit their website for animal intake hours and adoption center hours.

For Stray and Feral Cats
For assistance with outdoor cats, contact IndyHumane’s Animal Welfare Center.

pet emergency resources

The Humane Society of Indianapolis does not provide emergency veterinary care to the general public. If your pet cat or dog is in need of urgent help, please refer to the animal hospitals below.

If you’ve lost your pet or found a stray cat or dog, visit our Lost & Found Assistance page.

View Emergency Veterinary Clinics in Indianapolis in a larger map.

VCA West 86th St Animal Hospital
(7am-11pm)
4030 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268-7800
(317) 872-0200
www.vcahospitals.com

Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 HR Emergency Center
5510 Millersville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 253-1327
www.noahshospitals.com

IndyVet (24 Hours)
5425 Victory Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 782-4418
www.indyvet.com

Airport Animal Emergi-Center
(Special Late-Night, Weekend and Holiday Hours)
5235 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 248-0832
www.airportanimalemergicenter.com

VCA Indiana Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center (24 hours)
7712 Cross Point Commons
Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 841-3606
http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/indiana-veterinary-specialists

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed
Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 6pm
Thursday / surgery only
Friday / surgery
Saturday / 10am - 6pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
45 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm
Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 6pm
Thursday / surgery only
Friday / surgery
Saturday / 10am - 6pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
45 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222