Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc.

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Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, the Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals through our behavior programs, and outreach through our community and shelter programs.

A private, nonprofit organization that receives no public or private government funding, the Humane Society of Indianapolis is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, adoption fees and other fees for service. They receive no tax money, United Way funds, or regular contributions from other animal-welfare organizations such as the ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States, or Peta.

At IndyHumane, their animals don’t have an expiration date - there is no predetermined time limit for how long an animal can remain on the adoption floor. They don't ever put animals down because of space, time or length of stay.

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Funded in 2017
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A grant from Grey Muzzle will support Humane Society of Indianapolis' Senior Care program. The Senior Care program ensures that they're prioritizing the needs of the senior dog population, and providing them with all needed high-quality medical rehabilitation and behavioral treatment, with the goal of increasing their chances of a successful adoption and finding the ideal match for each dog in a caring home. Successful care of the senior dog population involves both animal care supplies (vaccines, medications, etc.) and staff time (procedures performed by veterinarians and care by registered vet techs, as well as evaluation and training from behavioral staff), not to mention food, blankets, toys, etc. for the dogs to remain happy and to reduce stress during their stay in the shelter, and more.

The care provided for senior dogs both increases adoption rates and reduces unnecessary pet euthanasia rates. The staff works to educate the public about the many benefits of adopting senior dogs, as we know that the benefits they give to us as our pets can far outweigh the additional time or cost that we may need to provide to care for them as they age. In addition, this program complements IndyHumane's work to keep more senior pets in their homes in the first place, by offering low-cost vaccines and spay/neuter services to the public.

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Muddy Buddy
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Brown, Black, and Grey dog sitting on tile.