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Second Community Cat Dental Day

Our Downtown Clinic recently hosted our second dental day for community cats! Eight cats arrived in need of extreme dental work and our team made it happen. This is a HUGE benefit for Indy’s community cats who otherwise would be living out their golden years in extreme discomfort. Most of these cats needed several, if...
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The importance of vaccines: $10 Lepto Vaccines through August

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and while this is not a super fun holiday, keeping your pets up-to-date on their recommended vaccinations and preventative care, is one of the most effective ways to keep them healthy and happy! Many diseases are spread through contact with other animals or a contaminated environment, vaccines provide your...
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IndyHumane’s Statement on Recent New York Declawing Legislation

the recent passing of New York legislation S.5532B/A.1303 which bans pet owners from declawing cats: “We applaud the efforts of New York’s state legislature on the passage of S.5532B/A.1303 into state law. Declawing is simply an outdated and unnecessary practice. This opinion has been part of IndyHumane’s ideology as an organization for years, and we...
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IndyHumane Encourages Pet Owners to Act with Care on Independence Day

As residents begin planning their Fourth of July celebrations, we ask that animals be kept in mind, as there is often an increase of lost pets following the holiday. Celebrations for the holiday often include fireworks and other commotion, which can be stressful to pets or result in them getting lost. For the safety and protection of...
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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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Before You Declaw

Before you declaw, please research the procedure and potential effects on your cat’s health and behavior. IndyHumane receives questions every week regarding behavior problems in declawed cats. We educate potential adopters about the effects of declawing, but we’ve still encountered cats who were adopted from our shelter, declawed by the owner, and then returned due...
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Shelter Wish List

Shelter Wish List IndyHumane is funded entirely by private donations. We receive no tax dollars for the animals in our care, nor do we receive any subsidies from HSUS or ASPCA.  Donating items from this wish list helps us directly serve our mission. To keep our areas clean, we need: Bleach – Ultra Clorox (not...
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Dog Care: Your car is an oven!

Dog Care: Your Car is an Oven! by the American Animal Hospital Association Heatstroke   You’ve heard of it, you knew it affected people, and you were even vaguely aware that it could affect your pet. But how does it happen? And most important, how can you help your pet avoid it? Heatstroke is a...
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Cold-weather Care for Pets

Cats and dogs can experience the same physical chill you do when it’s cold outside. when the temperature falls this winter, keep these tips in mind when caring for your pet: If you’re bundled up and getting cold, your pet probably is, too. Bring them inside with you whenever possible. If you must leave them...
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Prevent Animal Cruelty in Indianapolis

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. Our vision is that all Central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect. But there’s a long way to go until we achieve it. You can help. Simple acts of awareness and compassion can save the lives of countless...
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