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what does my pet need?
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behavioral resources
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dog park
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lost & found assistance
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pet emergency services
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immediate needs

If your pet cat or dog is in need of urgent help, please visit a full service emergency animal hospital. 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 Indy Lost Pet Alert.

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help! i found kittens!

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

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 – make your appointment today for our Michigan Road vaccine clinic. 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 Michigan Road vaccine clinic and to surgery patients at our spay/neuter clinic. 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? And the best part? Every dollar you spend at IndyHumane goes right back to our animals! Shop and save lives when you adopt or visit our clinics!

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 the articles below to learn about the most common feline behavioral issues.
Our friends at the San Francisco SPCA also have an extensive library of
resources you can browse.

IndyHumane is proud to be against feline declawing. Learn more here.

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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 a full acre of green space, your dog can run freely through the park while you and enjoy the outdoors! Open dawn to dusk year-round!

Please honor safe social distancing and wear a mask while in the dog park. Thank you for your support as we safeguard the safety of our staff, volunteers, and members.

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 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 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 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

surrender a pet

Surrender

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 the 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.

Call 317.872.5650 x 0 and leave a voicemail to be added to the waitlist for a return call from our team. A representative will follow up with you as they are able for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Due to the number of requests we receive, it may take a few days for your call to be returned, and it may be a few weeks until we are able to schedule an appointment.

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 hundreds of dollars in the average animal’s care.

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):
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 Indy Neighborhood Cats.

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 animals due to space or time constraints. We only take in as many as we can commit to each week. As such, you may be asked to wait several days or even weeks before you can surrender.

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. Call 317.872.5650 x 0 and leave a voicemail. You will be added to our waitlist, and a member of our team will return your message within 3-5 days with more information, appointment availability, and to discuss 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). They also have a successful adoption program, and make 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 the IndyHumane Downtown Clinic.

pet emergency resources

IndyHumane does not provide emergency veterinary care to the 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