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IndyHumane’s Animal Welfare Center to Host Free Pop Up Shop for Furloughed Federal Employees

To help those affected by government shutdown, IndyHumane’s Animal Welfare Center will be providing a one day, free, emergency pop up shop this Saturday, January 26, for furloughed employees affected by the current government shutdown. By showing their federal government badge, furloughed workers can get free pet food for their animals. The pop up will be...
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IndyHumane names David Horth as CEO

IndyHumane names David Horth as CEO INDIANAPOLIS – The Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) has named David Horth as its chief executive officer, as of December 19, 2018. Horth has served in various volunteer capacities for IndyHumane for almost 17 years, including interim CEO and chairman of the board. He has held volunteer leadership positions...
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The Love of a Cat: How Daniel Changed Edith’s Life

Daniel is very, very special. In ways impossible to explain. Unique. Intuitive. Quietly present, but not intrusive. (I wish people were as genuinely caring as he is!) I respect his need for his own space and he respects mine. When he does come to me for attention, it’s so special because he’s sharing and giving...
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Daphne the Kitten

I’m Jessica Kanalos, the Foster Care Manager at IndyHumane. I’ve fostered a lot of animals in my time as Foster Care Manager, but today I want to tell you about a very, very special little kitten named Daphne! Daphne came to IndyHumane from another shelter after being found as a stray. She had a broken...
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Pumpkin Season

On Thursday, August 16, the IndyHumane medical team received a note from Indianapolis Animal Care Services that a stray dog needed immediate medical attention. Not an unusual note to receive from IACS on any given day, but this particular dog’s situation was abnormal. Pumpkin, a young tan pit bull mix, appeared to be suffering from...
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Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

 Today, August 28, is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. The death of a precious pet creates a huge loss for many of us, as our furry family member is no longer by our side.  Many pet parents silently grieve the loss of their pets, but mourning a pet helps us reconcile the loss and honor that...
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What Your Support Does For Dogs Like Tucker

Tucker was one of the first dogs to enter the Behavior Medication program at IndyHumane.  Confiscated for cruelty twice and adopted out 3 times because of his extraordinary needs, Tucker ended up at another shelter after his second adoption, where staff drove to pick him up.  He had such an impact on our staff that...
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Dogs Arriving from El Paso

IndyHumane has been called upon to spearhead a special animal transport on Monday to help the pet overpopulation crisis in El Paso, TX. Sixty dogs will be transported through the Humane Society of the United States Shelter Ally Project and are set to arrive at IndyHumane Monday evening, 6pm (ETA). The dogs are being transported...
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What I’ve Learned in 55 Weeks of Working in Animal Welfare

As I wrote this piece, I realized it’s been 55 weeks since I started at IndyHumane. There are times when it feels like it’s been every bit of 55 weeks and other times when it feels like…well, 55 minutes. I’m learning a lot and have much more to learn. Also, I admit that I wrote...
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June Specials at IndyHumane’s Vaccine Clinics!

Summertime is the best time, don’t you think? ☀ The dogs and cats sure do! One thing that becomes especially important in the summer, however, is preventative care for your pets. As your animals spend more time outside, let us help you make sure they’re protected! Stop by one of our two low-cost vaccine clinics...
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