Adoption Lobby Hours
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed
Beginning July 22nd, 2013, the Animal Welfare Center (AWC) began spaying and neutering cats and dogs. Costs associated with surgery services will vary from $20-$60, depending on pet owner address and needs-based public programs.
To make an appointment, please call 317-602-3423, or click here to request an appointment with our new online scheduling system. The Animal Welfare Center is located at 456 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222.
Animals must be at least 3 months old and weigh 3 pounds minimum. Animals who are under 6 years old can be scheduled immediately. Animals who are over 7 years old will be required to have geriatric blood work done prior to their spay/neuter surgery. If an animal has a known medical or health problem, it will be at the veterinarian’s discretion to approve the surgery.
The night before surgery instructions:
After 10pm on the night before your animal’s spay/neuter surgery, do not offer your pet any food. Your pet may continue to have access to water up until the time of surgery.
Surgery day instructions:
For dogs, drop off is at 7:30am. Cat drop off is 8am. Payment is due at the time of drop off. Plan to stay for an hour to check your pet in for surgery. Pick up is at 4:30pm the same day.
For space and safety reasons, dogs should remain in your vehicle* during the brief time it takes to fill out paperwork. Cats must come in a carrier, and you will be asked to purchase a cardboard carrier if your cat is not contained.
*During periods of extreme temperatures, please bring dogs inside. And if you have concerns about leaving your dog unattended in your vehicle, please speak with a staff member.
Dog pricing (spay or neuter):
Cat Pricing (spay or neuter):
Community Cat Package:
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 also qualify for the reduced rate for surgery costs.
Qualifying Zip Codes: 46201, 46203, 46205, 46218, 46218, 46227, 46226, 46219, 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 at http://www.spayneuterservices.org/programs.htm. The Animal Welfare Center will not require any vaccines to receive a spay/neuter surgery.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounted spay/neuter surgeries and expanded services are available.