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Adoption Center

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

Owner-Requested Euthanasia

 The Humane Society of Indianapolis offers dog and cat euthanasia services to the community by appointment for pets who are suffering and terminally ill.

Appointments are available 7 days a week between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Please call 317-872-5650 ext.163 if you have questions about these services or need to make an appointment. You may need to leave a voice mail message, and one of our technicians we will call you back as quickly as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee appointments will be available at your requested time. We can refer you to other low-cost options if that is the case.

If your pet is extremely injured or ill and cannot wait for an appointment, or if your pet is in need of emergency care, please contact a local emergency veterinarian. 

We do not euthanize healthy or adoptable animals.

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control offers euthanasia services for free to the Marion County public. The address is 2600 S. Harding Street, and no appointment is needed. The service is only available during their regular business hours.
Deceased animal pick-up services are provided by the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) Solid Waste Services crew. If the deceased animal is on private property, please call the Mayor's Action Center (MAC) at 327-4MAC to make arrangements for pick up.
If your animal passes away at home, deceased pet communal cremation is offered for $35 at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. No appointment is necessary during regular business hours.

Basic Services

The fee for euthanasia is $65. Your pet will be handled respectfully and cremated in a communal process. Their ashes will be scattered with care in our memory garden along our dog walking trails on the south part of the property.

Unfortunately, IndyHumane is not able to allow patrons to be with their pets during the euthanasia process. Our euthanasia room is located in the interior of the building and we limit access since this requires walking through animal holding and medical areas. After checking in and saying your good-byes in our lobby, our staff would take your pet from you and our medical team would perform the euthanasia.

If you prefer to be with your pet during the euthanasia process, please contact your private, local veterinarian for an appointment.

Special Services

Pet Angel provides private cremations which are available for an additional fee through the Humane Society of Indianapolis. The cost of the euthanasia service is included in the price below:

0 - 10 lbs.: $138
11 - 49 lbs.: $173
50+ lbs.: $208

Resin paw print: $20.

  • With a private cremation, your pet will be returned to you in a small cherry wood box.
  • Your pet’s remains will be returned to the shelter for pick up at your convenience.

Memorial packages, including urns, jewelry, and stones are available through our partner Pet Angel, with varying fees listed on their website. For information about the packages, call 317.791.1070. Pet Angel supports the Humane Society of Indianapolis by giving a $1 donation for every private cremation done at all clinics in the Indianapolis area.

Grief Resources

We know this is a very difficult decision for families to make and we encourage you to review the resources available on Pet Angel's website.

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