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Jasper the Conquering Cat!

Hello! I’m Jasper, the Conquering Cat! I arrived at IndyHumane this past October in an urgent need of care. I was suffering a severe case of bladder inflammation. I had this taken care of once previously, but then it flared again stronger than before. We tried fixing it with a catheter, but then my illness...
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Featured adoptable dog: Iggy

Hello there, I’m Iggy! I came here to my temporary home, IndyHumane, in 2019 as a lost stray. Though I persevere! I am determined to take my waggly tail, fun snuggles, and sweet kisses to a loving family who appreciates me! I may be a little shy at first though. I am not comfortable with...
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Happy Tail from Hola – now Lucy

“Good afternoon. Lucy has become a part of our family so quickly, it’s hard to remember her not being with us. Ivy, known as Masha under your care so many years ago, has found a playmate. They get along better than we had any right to hope. The most interesting thing has been the development...
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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.

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 3,000 people and their pets cross the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in support of homeless pets. Learn more here. 

In addition to being a fundraising campaign, IndyHumane’s Day of Giving is a special opportunity to highlight the many ways we can support animals and the people who love them. That’s why we’ve created Furry Friends Fall Frenzy. This open house celebration and fundraiser will give the community the opportunity to take guided tours for our facility and to learn about all our programs. Patrons will also be able to enjoy some delicious food and beverages and participate in some raffle fun while we answer your questions about the work we do!

Click here to RSVP for Furry Friends Fall Frenzy: IndyHumane’s Day of Giving Celebration

Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities

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? Want to become a sponsor, vendor, or partner for an upcoming event?

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


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.

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
IPAAW is membership driven, and membership begins at $10/month or $120/year. Ready to set up your membership? Click here! Got questions? Contact!

Quarterly Meeting Dates for 2020 to be announced soon!
Meetings take place at IndyHumane from
6-7:15 p.m

Leadership Team

  • President: Amanda Armstrong
  • Vice President: Jennifer Weingart
  • Secretary: Erica Grider
  • Board Liaison: Greg Stier
  • Membership Chair: Jonathan Cassady
  • Advocacy Chairs: Elaine Thiel (Ales), Jocelyn Oshrin (Fundraising/Events)
  • President Emeritus: Erica Hendricks

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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, and Instagram?

  • You’ll stay up-to-date on upcoming events
  • You’ll be among the first to know any news or announcements
  • Three words: Cute. Animal. 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 #indyhumanealumni #savinglivessince1905

Pet Awareness Wagon (PAW)

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 hundred ofappearances 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
  • 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
  • Email our Community Engagement Coordinator to schedule.

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!

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