National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in IndyHumane to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in Central Indiana

June 6, 2023 | BlogNews

INDIANAPOLIS –  Petco Love’s 2023 grant investment of $15,000 will help the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) increase lifesaving outcomes for the most vulnerable pets in central Indiana. IndyHumane provides direct services for cats and dogs, including adoption, foster homes, enrichment, medical care, and affordable spay/neuter and vaccine services. In a typical year, over 15,000 animals are served. This life saving grant is important because as a limited intake shelter, IndyHumane does not euthanize animals for the length of stay or space. 

In addition to their shelter pets and community clients, IndyHumane provides essential support to dozens of other animal welfare organizations through their clinics and pet food pantry. They are also one of the few Indiana shelters equipped to provide complex medical care, such as trauma surgeries and Parvo treatment. Thanks to a robust volunteer foster family network, they are the city’s safety net shelter for neonate puppies and kittens. IndyHumane plays a vital role in the local animal welfare ecosystem; sharing resources wisely and making the animal welfare community stronger and more effective.

In 2023, Petco Love’s grant investment will increase lifesaving outcomes by helping IndyHumane recruit and train more volunteers, return adoptions to pre-pandemic levels, and increase its availability to intake from other overcrowded shelters and rescues. 

“Our investment in IndyHumane is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet image technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

“We are so grateful to Petco Love for supporting the work that we do. This money is going to help not only save lives, but provide resources to the shelters in the community,” Said Donna Casamento, CEO of IndyHumane.

IndyHumane is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve animal welfare in Central Indiana. Since 1905, IndyHumane has been a leading voice in animal welfare in the Indianapolis community.  

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like ours — across North America, with 6.7 million pets adopted and counting.

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