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Pet Weight Loss Awareness Month

Here at IndyHumane, we practice positive reinforcement with all of our shelter pets, and encourage adopters and pet owners to do the same. This means praising and rewarding good behavior, usually with tasty snacks! However, an abundance of treats, especially without exercise, can lead to weight gain and a myriad of other health issues for...
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Indy Mutt Strut 2020 Hits Fundraising Goal!

IndyHumane announced today their fundraising results for their 17th Annual Mutt Strut, which took place last month. In total, Mutt Strut 2020 raised $245,000 and hosted 1,035 participants. The event’s net revenue is equal to the net revenue from the 2019 Mutt Strut, an impressive feat in the midst of the global health pandemic which...
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Mutt Strut 2020 Goes Virtual

IndyHumane today announced the decision to cancel the in-person elements of their 17th annual Mutt Strut fundraiser and is moving the event to a virtual experience. The decision was made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, known as “the greatest spectacle in dog walking”, was scheduled to take place at Victory Field. The annual...
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IPAAW

Indianapolis Professionals Advocating for Animal Welfare Coalition – or IPAAW for short – is IndyHumane’s young professional’s affinity group. Since forming in 2013, IPAAW has helped shape and promote IndyHumane’s events, provided critical feedback for services and programs, and raised more than $30,000 for homeless pets in Central Indiana. IPAAW’s strategic goals are…

  • Introduce young professionals to IndyHumane’s mission and programs, to
  • Inspire action and generosity among colleagues, and
  • Provide an opportunity for up-and-coming professionals to network with a shared passion for making Indianapolis an even more humane city

The group and most of its events are open to all ages, but experiences are tailored to friends of IndyHumane ages 21-40.

Membership Info
IPAAW is membership driven with three tiers of membership starting at $50 annually. Click here for more information and to join IPAAW! 

Meeting Dates for 2021

All meetings are from 6-8pm and locations are currently TBD. Please email indypaaw@gmail.com for details.

January 13 | April 14 | July 14 | October 13 (nominations for 2022 leadership team)

Check our Facebook & Instagram for updates, fundraising opportunities, and social events.

Leadership Team

  • President: Amanda Armstrong
  • Vice President: Jennifer Weingart
  • Secretary: Erica Grider
  • Board Liaison: Greg Stierer
  • Membership Chair: Jonathan Cassady
  • Recruiting Chair: Jackie Baumann
  • Advocacy Chairs: Elaine Thiel (Ales), Jocelyn Oshrin (Fundraising/Events)
  • Social Media Chair: Lauren Gill
  • President Emeritus: Erica Hendricks

annual membership benefits

Emerging Professional: $50
Individuals 24 and under who are new to their professional careers

  • IPAAW shirt + IndyHumane Swag Item
  • 30% Discount to IndyHumane low-cost vaccine clinic – one visit per year
  • $5 off Mutt Strut Registration
  • $30 Discount for Ales for Adoptable Tails (for event volunteers)

Associate Member: $80
Young professionals 24+ who have been in their careers for 3-4 years

  • IPAAW shirt + IndyHumane Swag Item
  • 30% Discount to IndyHumane low-cost vaccine clinic – one visit per year
  • $5 off Mutt Strut Registration
  • $30 Discount for Ales for Adoptable Tails (for event volunteers)

Council Member: $150/year
Those that are well established in their careers and have been in the professional world 5+ years

  • All benefits of emerging & associate levels, plus:
  • IndyHumane Dog Park Membership (must provide proof of vaccines and spay/neuter to request access)
  • Annual social events and/or networking opportunities with the IndyHumane Board of Directors

Pet Awareness Wagon (PAW)

Thank you for your interest in our Pet Awareness Wagon! Due to COVID-19, we are not attending in-person community events at this time.
We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to consider hosting a virtual event, donation drive, or fundraiser to help to keep our animals safe, happy, and healthy.
Click here for our fundraising guide, and feel free to contact us with any additional questions!
Thanks for your support of IndyHumane.

Have more questions about requesting a future PAW visit? Click here

About the IndyHumane Pet Awareness Wagon
The IndyHumane Pet Awareness Wagon (The PAW) is a fully-contained, mobile unit designed to bring pets to neighborhoods and facilitate convenient opportunities to interact with the animals of IndyHumane.

The 26-foot kennel on wheels is outfitted with all the amenities needed to facilitate a safe and cozy environment for our animals. The unit is an incredible opportunity for IndyHumane to increase community engagement.

Since launching in May 2016, the PAW has made hundred of appearances at businesses, community groups, and private gatherings across Central Indiana.

The PAW is made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Affiliate.
Special thanks to Magnum Mobile Specialty Vehicles for building our mobile awareness unit, and to our dear friends at Matchbook Creative for designing the exterior graphics.

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Want to learn more about IndyHumane and get a behind-the-scenes look at how we care for the animals we take care of each day?
Check out our facilities through a virtual tour, or schedule a tour with one of our staff members or volunteers!

Click here for tour program notes and requirements.

 How to sign up for an IndyHumane Tour:

  • Read the Tour Program Notes and etermine which type of Tour your Group would like
    • Standard Tour Requests must be submitted at least 2 Weeks in Advance
    • Tour + Experience Requests must be submitted at least 1 Month in Advance
  • Email our Community Engagement Coordinator to schedule.

We are now offering virtual meet-and greets as an alternative to in-person tours and events. Click here to learn more!

IndyHumane is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization. We receive no government funding, and we are not affiliated with any other animal welfare organizations (such as Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA). IndyHumane relies upon donations from individuals, foundations and corporations to enable our daily work to care for homeless animals. If your tour is associated with a donation drive or donation, please note that information on the Tour Request Form. Thank you for your support of IndyHumane!