If you’ve lost your pet in the Indianapolis area, you’ll also want to visit Indianapolis Animal Care Services to view the animals at their facility, including any animals who have been picked up by an Animal Control Officer.
Below are stray animals who are in IndyHumane’s care. If you believe one of the animals in IndyHumane’s care 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. Please do not call; visit the shelter at your earliest convenience.
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.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 for suspected cruelty or other concerns 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.
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.