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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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signature events

IndyHumane hosts or helps with dozens of events every year, and each one is special to us. A couple times a year, though, we pull out all the stops to put the fun in fundraiser and throw a big party for the animals.

Mutt Strut

The Greatest Spectacle in Dog Walking is IndyHumane’s biggest fundraiser and takes place at one of the world’s most famous venues: The hallowed home of the Indianapolis 500. Each year, more than 7,000 people and their pets cross the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in support of homeless pets.

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Ales for Adoptable Tails

Ales for Adoptable Tails is an annual fundraiser hosted by our young professionals’ affinity group, the Indy PAAW Coalition. Join more than 350 pets and their people, and a dozen brewers and distillers, for food, beer, and dogs at historic Indianapolis City Market.

learn more/buy tickets  |  about the Indy PAAW Coalition

Have questions about an Indyhumane event?
Contact events@indyhumane.org or call 317.872.5650 x121

affinity groups

Affinity groups help IndyHumane reach an even larger audience and directly engage even more people in our life-saving mission to end pet overpopulation in Central Indiana. Have an idea for a social or professional affinity group you’d like to discuss with staff at IndyHumane? Let us know!

Young Professionals
The Indy PAAW Coalition

indy PAAW

The Indianapolis Professionals Advocating for Animal Welfare Coalition – or Indy PAAW for short – is IndyHumane’s young professional’s affinity group. Since forming in 2013, Indy PAAW 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.

The Coalition’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
Indy PAAW is membership driven, and membership begins at $10/month or $120/year. Ready to set up your membership? Click here! Got questions? Contact indypaaw@indyhumane.org!

Leadership Team
President – Celia Campbell-Smith
Vice President – Erica Hendricks
Secretary – Irina Avramova
Membership Chair – OPEN

Staff Liaisons
Britnee King

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Bark, Meow, and Tweet.

Tell everyone what IndyHumane is doing for homeless pets!

What do you get when you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat?

  • You’ll stay up-to-date on upcoming events
  • You’ll be among the first to know any news or announcements
  • Three words: Cute. Kitten. Photos.

And if you enjoy what you see when you follow us, you can do your part to help the dogs and cats at IndyHumane by sharing with your friends! Here are a few hashtags you can use to help spread the word:

#indyhumane

Pet Awareness Wagon (PAW)

Pet Adoption Wagon truck

Let us bring our pets to you! IndyHumane’s Pet Awareness Wagon (The PAW) is a fully contained, climate-controlled snuggle shuttle with everything you need for an event, fundraiser, or even a little cuddle time for you and your coworkers/friends.

It’s easy to request a visit from The PAW:

  • Chat with our PAW Coordinator who will make sure the event is a good fit and share tips and ideas to make your visit enjoyable for everyone!
  • Once the event is confirmed, tell everyone we’re stopping by! Make flyers or posters, and be sure to post on social media to promote our visit!

Have more questions about requesting a PAW visit? Click here

Where’s The PAW Heading?
Click here to see IndyHumane’s event calendar!

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 more than three dozen cuddle visits 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? Consider scheduling a tour!

Click here for tour program notes and requirements.

 How to sign up for an IndyHumane Tour:

  • Read the Tour Program Notes
  • Determine 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
  • Click here to complete and submit a Tour Request Form.

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.

Have questions? We’re here to help! If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact: 317.876.2420 or email us.

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed
Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 4pm
Thursday / 10am - 2pm
Friday / surgery only
Saturday / 10am - 4pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
456 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

Adoption Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Wednesday / 1pm – 7pm
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / 11am – 4pm
Vaccine Hours
Monday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / 1pm – 7pm
Tuesday / Closed
Thursday / Closed
Friday / 1pm – 7pm
Saturday / 11am – 6pm
Sunday / Closed

location
Humane Society of Indianapolis
7929 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

Animal Welfare Center
Monday / surgery only
Tuesday / surgery only
Wednesday / 10am - 4pm
Thursday / 10am - 2pm
Friday / surgery only
Saturday / 10am - 4pm
Sunday / closed

location
Animal Welfare Center
456 N. Holmes Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222