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Happy Update: Pullo

Pullo (then Radio while at IndyHumane) was a very special boy who came to us originally as a stray. He ended up staying five long months waiting for his forever home until his patience was much rewarded when adopted by JoAnna and Bill. In this Happy Tail, JoAnna updates us on how both Pullo and […]

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Happy Update: Wally!

Today is the final day of #NationalPetWeek and what better way to wrap up a whole week dedicated to appreciating companion animals than with a very special Happy Tail!? We reached out to FOX59 Meteorologist, Amber Hardwick, to see how things have been going at her household since adopting Wally from our adoption center! Her […]

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IndyHumane + PUP

Indy is an amazing city!  My husband and I settled here in 1987, coming from a small town in northern Indiana.  We were immediately amazed by the number of local organizations coming together to support one another.  A respect for animals, the environment and historic preservation has become part of our/my ethic.  Sourcing recycled and […]

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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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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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Gilbert’s Story

” I went to Animal Care Services… and we came back with a dog practically missing half his face… I knew we’d made the right decision when Dr. Liz saw the dog and said ‘Oh my god his face is practically falling off! I’m so glad he’s here!’ ” That statement from staff member Anna […]

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