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We are humbled, relieved, and glad to announce that under Governor Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, animal shelters, including IndyHumane, are listed as an essential service.

Over the last month, our teams have worked hard to implement new protocols to ensure public safety while continuing to serve the animals who depend on us every day.

IndyHumane’s Michigan Road and Downtown Clinics are temporarily closed to the public. We will resume vaccine services and spay/neuter surgeries as soon as it is prudent for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and patrons to do so.

Our Michigan Road adoption center remains open for adoptions by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, visit or for up-to-date information on pets currently available for adoption. Each profile will contain a link to an online application. Please complete an application for the animal you are interested in, and a member of our team will contact you within 24-48 hours with more information and to set up an introduction for approved applicants within 3-5 days.

Infection prevention is something we practice every day at IndyHumane to keep both animals and humans safe, including frequent sanitation and deep cleaning of high-traffic areas. If you have a fever or feel ill, we do ask that you please stay home for your own health and the safety of our volunteers and staff.

There is no evidence that companion animals or pets can spread  COVID-19 (per CDC guidance). Follow these links for the latest information about coronavirus and pets:

In accordance with national and local recommendations to reduce the potential for COVID-19/Coronavirus to spread through large gatherings, IndyHumane is postponing upcoming events scheduled through April, including Mutt Strut. We appreciate your understanding and support while we work to ensure public safety. We are also safeguarding our staff and volunteers’ health and personal care while continuing to serve the animals who depend on us every day.

IndyHumane is Indy-based, independent, and donor-funded. Our lifesaving work for the animals of Indianapolis must continue, as it has for 115 years. We need your support more than ever as we see an increased need for our services throughout the community.

Visit to make your gift of any size to help us continue saving lives.

We are also in need of supplies to help keep our facility clean and our animals happy and healthy. You can order from our Amazon Wish Lists, or drop off item to our Michigan Road adoption center. We appreciate your ongoing support during this time.