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Order a dozen cupcakes from Vanilla Bean Bakery and mention this fundraiser, and 20% goes to IndyHumane!

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March 26th, 2015

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Shelter Wish List

Before you make a trip to the store, check our Wish List (at the bottom of this page) for some simple things you can pick up for our animals. Or order conveniently from

When ordering items from the Amazon Wish List, please ship to 7929 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, Attn: Stacey Fear. You can also sponsor an item and the shelter can send a special card noting the gift in a loved one's honor or memory. Please contact Stacey with any questions on this program at 317.872.5650 x125 or via email at

Below is a message from all of the puppies, kittens, dogs and cats of the Humane Society of Indianapolis with items they've requested:

To keep our areas clean, we need:

  • Bleach - Ultra Clorox (not concentrated)                              
  • Tall kitchen garbage bags
  • Pump bottles of hand soap (not bars)
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Paper towels

To keep us comfortable, we need:

  • Nylon collars of all sizes
  • Copy paper boxes (for our kittens!)

For our playtime, we need:

  • Soft cat toys
  • “Squeeze cheese” (cheese in a can)
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Hot dogs
  • Kongs (all sizes) - prefer black heavy-duty Kongs
  • Nylabones & other tough chew toys
  • Pig ear treats
  • Rolled Dog Food (Natural Balance brand)
  • Small chewy/soft treats to use for dog training

For our foster care program, we need:

  • Canned puppy and kitten food
  • Royal Canin "Mother and BabyCat" specifically
  • KMR or JustBornmilk replacer
  • Small bags of clay cat litter (need lots)
  • Small bags of dry, high quality cat and kitten food
  • Small bags of dry, high quality dog and puppy food
  • Puppy pee pads
  • Puppy toys (rope toys and squeakers)

To keep us healthy, we need:

  • Hand sanitizer – pump style
  • Disposable latex exam gloves (with or without powder)
  • 4” x 4” gauze squares: non-sterile (we use a lot of these)
  • Wood tongue depressors

For our Community Cat Program, we need:

  • Dry dog food & cat food, partially used bags are fine
  • Canned cat food
  • Canned fish (tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel)
  • Ziploc bags (1 gallon)
  • Capstar
  • Paper food trays
  • Nutrical

Other items that would be helpful:

  • Permanent markers (blue and black) and ink pens (any color)
  • Cases of white copy paper (we use a lot!)
  • Duracell and Energizer AA and AAA batteries
  • Storage bins with lids (various sizes)
  • Bird Seed
  • Cans of soda or pre-packaged treats (for our humans who work tirelessly to care for our animals)

Thank you!

the Animals of the Humane Society of Indianapolis

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