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immediate needs

If your pet cat or dog is in need of urgent help, please refer to our Pet Emergency Resources for a list of animal hospitals. Please note: IndyHumane does not provide emergency services to the general public.

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lost & found

If you’ve lost your pet or found a stray cat or dog, please visit our Lost and Found Assistance page.

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help! i found kittens!

Found a litter of kittens? Learn more about how to help stray kittens here.

low-cost vaccine clinics

Please note, in response to concerns about COVID-19, our vaccine clinics are closed until further notice.

View a full list of our vaccine clinic services and prices here.

Looking for a specific product, but don’t see it? Visit our online pharmacy and get it delivered right to your door! No appointment necessary. Clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis as clinic hours allow.

In order to better serve our clients and allow ample time with our veterinarians, last check-in time may vary based on volume of clients.

Questions? Email us at clinic@indyhumane.org.

Need some help?
View additional animal resources here.

low-cost spay/neuter clinic

The IndyHumane Downtown Clinic is 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.

what does my pet need?

Did you just bring home a new canine or feline family member? Wondering what they need? We can help! At IndyHumane, we’re here to help you and your pet with pet care needs that expand beyond the adoption.

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vaccinations

Vaccinating your pet is vitally important and can even save your pet’s life! IndyHumane can help – we have several low-cost vaccine clinic locations. Learn more.

View Canine Vaccine Schedule here.

View Feline Vaccine Schedule here.

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spay/neuter services

There are numerous health and behavioral benefits to having your animal spayed/neutered. The IndyHumane Downtown Clinic can discuss what’s best for your pet and schedule your pet’s spay/neuter surgery. Learn more.

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microchipping

Microchipping is a safe, permanent form of identification that could help reunite you with your pet if he or she should ever get lost. We offer this service at our vaccine clinic locations. View hours and locations.

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pet food and supplies

Did you know that we have our very own Re-Tail store that sells pet food, toys, supplies, and more? Visit our shelter location (7929 N. Michigan Road) to see the many items we have to offer! And the best part? Every dollar you spend in the IndyHumane Re-Tail Store goes right back to our animals! Shop and save lives any time during adoption hours!

behavior resources

At IndyHumane we are committed to providing resources to pet owners in order to help keep pets happy, healthy, and in homes.

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cats

Does your cat bite, have litter box issues, scratch, or not get along with other animals in your home? Thinking about having kids and wondering how to introduce your cat to the new baby? It’s our goal to help keep cats in loving homes and out of shelters. Check out these resources for the most common feline behavioral issues:

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dogs

Does your dog need help learning to greet new people or other dogs, crate training, or house breaking? Check out these handy guides to common behaviors, training tips, and more:

dog park

Dog Park

This park is a place for owners to hang out with their dogs in a safe, fenced-in area. With over an acre of green space, your dog can run freely through the park while you and your family relax at our picnic tables and enjoy the outdoors! Open dawn to dusk year-round!

Please note, in response to concerns about COVID-19, we are not admitting new patrons to the Dog Park at this time.
You are welcome to fill out an application and our team will follow up with you when it is prudent to allow increased patron traffic to the park again. Thank you for your support as we safeguard the safety of our staff, volunteers, and current patrons.

Click here to view our dog park rules before bringing your pup to play!


Requirements

  • Your dog must be at least 6 months old
  • You must provide a copy of your dog’s current vaccination record
    • May submit in person or upload a copy via the Online Dog Park Application
    • Must show that dog is current on the following vaccines: Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella
  • You must provide proof that your dog is spayed or neutered
    • May submit in person or upload a copy via the Online Dog Park Application

How to join the IndyHumane Dog Park

  • Complete and submit a Dog Park Application
  • Submit Payment & Receive Dog Park Key Fob
    • Come to the IndyHumane’s Adoption Lobby during hours of operation to pay the Dog Park Fee and receive your Dog Park Key Fob (fob allows you to access the Dog Park even when the shelter is closed)
      • Credit Card Payments can be processed over the phone after submission of online applications
    • Acceptable Methods of Payment: Cash or Credit Card

Dog Park Fees

  • Annual Registration
    $50 per dog
    Annual membership expires 12-months after purchase date
  • Day Passes
    First dog: $10
    Each additional dog: +$5
  • Replacement Dog Park Key Fobs: $20

Questions? Email petpark@indyhumane.org

lost & found assistance

Lost your cat or dog, or found a stray?

Check below to see if your lost pet is currently at IndyHumane or with a Good Samaritan who reported the found pet to us.

If you’ve lost or found a pet, fill out a Lost/Found Report with as much detail as possible, including photos.

Also, please file a report with Indy Lost Pet Alert. If you’ve lost your pet, you’ll also want to visit Indianapolis Animal Care Services.

Download tips on how to find your lost pet and tips on what to do if you find a stray, lost cat, or lost dog.

Because we never euthanize due to space constraints, length of stay, or cost of care, it’s not always possible for us to take in stray animals right away. If you’re able to keep the stray in your home and schedule an appointment, please call us at 317.872.5650 x0.
If you have found a stray and are willing to house it until an owner is found or other arrangements can be made, IndyHumane may be able to provide you with supplies.

Per Indianapolis City-County General Ordinance No. 531-731, stray animals will be held a minimum of four days. It is possible that stray animals who are under investigation will be transferred to Indianapolis Animal Care Services, who may assess fines.

After the minimum stray hold of four days from the intake date listed, a stray animal will be given medical and behavior exams and may then be sent to a foster home or made available for adoption.

  • Found animals below were reported to us by Good Samaritans. These animals are not in IndyHumane’s care.
  • Stray animals below are at IndyHumane’s Michigan Road adoption center waiting to be re-claimed.
  • If no contact info is listed on the animal’s description, contact customerservice@indyhumane.org.
  • If you believe one of the animals below marked “Animal in Custody” is your lost pet, please bring proof of ownership (vet records, a picture of the animal with you, and/or microchip information) to the shelter during regular business hours.

Owners will be required to pay for any vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, tests, or treatments provided to their pet while in IndyHumane custody. IndyHumane reserves the right to transfer animals to Indianapolis Animal Care Services for reclaiming by owners. Owners of found animals will pay $10 per day for cost of care when they come to IndyHumane to reclaim their pet. There will also be an additional fee of $10 for a microchip so that the pet has permanent identification, if the animal was not microchipped prior.

IndyHumane and most veterinarians offer free microchip scanning. If you have found an animal, we can scan for a microchip at our facility at no charge.

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Surrender

If you are unable to find an alternative solution and must surrender your dog or cat to IndyHumane, we will do everything in our power to provide your pet with the best possible outcome.

We are a limited-admission facility.  We do not euthanize due to space or time constraints. We only take in as many as we can commit to each week.

Need a little help? Before making an appointment, take a look at our Indy Pet Resource Flyer for a comprehensive list of low-cost pet services, food pantries, and more! Download here: English | Spanish

Should you decide to surrender your pet, you will need to call for an appointment, for both strays and owner-surrenders.

Appointment Process:

  1. Call 317.872.5650 x 0 to make an appointment.
  2. On the day of your appointment, bring your pet to our Michigan Road campus.
  3. After information about your pet has been gathered and an animal evaluation has been completed, we will discuss your pet’s potential outcomes. If your pet is not suitable for adoption, we will discuss your options and help you determine the best outcome for both you and your pet.

Surrender Fee:
IndyHumane requires a $40 fee to surrender an animal. This pays for your pet’s basic vaccinations needed to safely enter the shelter. We do not receive any tax money or funding from national animal welfare groups for the care of our animals, and we invest between $600 – $800 in the average animal’s care.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services:
If you are not able to wait for an appointment and must surrender the animal immediately, you can contact the Indianapolis city animal shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS). Please note that IACS is inadequately funded by tax dollars and is overwhelmed as well. Though they cannot guarantee that an animal will make it to their adoption floor, the organization makes every effort to find a rescue organization or foster home to help place animals they do not have space for within their facility.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS)
2600 South Harding St.
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Visit their website for animal intake hours and adoption center hours.

For Stray and Feral Cats
For assistance with outdoor cats, contact our Community Cat Manager.

If you are unable to find an alternative solution and must surrender your dog or cat to IndyHumane, we will do everything in our power to provide your pet with the best possible outcome.

We are a limited-admission facility.  We do not put animals down (euthanize) due to space or time constraints. We only take in as many as we can commit to each week.

Need a little help? Before making an appointment, consider taking a look at our 2018 Indy Pet Resource Flyer for a comprehensive list of low-cost pet services, food pantries, and more. Download here: English | Spanish

Should you decide to surrender your pet, you will need to call for an appointment, for both strays and owner-surrenders.

Appointment Process:

  1. Call 317.872.5650 x 0 to make an appointment.
  2. On the day of your appointment, bring your pet to our Michigan Road campus, located at 7929 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
  3. After information about your pet has been gathered and an animal evaluation has been completed, we will discuss your pet’s potential outcomes. If your pet is not suitable for adoption, we will discuss your options and help you determine the best outcome for both you and your pet.

Surrender Fee:
IndyHumane requires a $40 fee to surrender an animal. This pays for your pet’s basic vaccinations needed to safely enter the shelter. We do not receive any tax money or funding from national animal welfare groups for the care of our animals, and we invest between $600 – $800 in the average animal’s care.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services:
If you are not able to wait for an appointment and must surrender the animal immediately, you can contact the Indianapolis city animal shelter, Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS). Please note that IACS is inadequately funded by tax dollars and is overwhelmed as well. Though they cannot guarantee that an animal will make it to their adoption floor, the organization makes every effort to find a rescue organization or foster home to help place animals they do not have space for within their facility.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS)
2600 South Harding St.
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Visit their website for animal intake hours and adoption center hours.

For Stray and Feral Cats
For assistance with outdoor cats, contact IndyHumane’s Animal Welfare Center.

pet emergency resources

IndyHumane does not provide emergency veterinary care to the general public. If your pet cat or dog is in need of urgent help, please refer to the animal hospitals below.

If you’ve lost your pet or found a stray cat or dog, visit our Lost & Found Assistance page.

View Emergency Veterinary Clinics in Indianapolis in a larger map.

VCA West 86th St Animal Hospital
(7am-11pm)
4030 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268-7800
(317) 872-0200
www.vcahospitals.com

Noah’s Animal Hospital & 24 HR Emergency Center
5510 Millersville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 253-1327
www.noahshospitals.com

IndyVet (24 Hours)
5425 Victory Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 782-4418
www.indyvet.com

Airport Animal Emergi-Center
(Special Late-Night, Weekend and Holiday Hours)
5235 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 248-0832
www.airportanimalemergicenter.com

VCA Indiana Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center (24 hours)
7712 Cross Point Commons
Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 841-3606
http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/indiana-veterinary-specialists