IACS out of space for cats, dire need for adoptions

Cat ready for adoption at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Saturday, June 22, 2019. (WTHR/Jim Johnston)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Indianapolis Animal Care Services is out of space for cats.

“Right now, we have zero open cat cages,” said Katie Trennepohl, IACS Deputy Director. “The staff is doing everything they can to find space for the cats that continue to come into the shelter, but we desperately need the public’s help.”

The shelter is calling for people to adopt cats as there are 70 more felines than IACS has cages for.

That means workers are having to put two cats per cage or house them in dog crates.

The shelter also expects another 35 cats to be surrendered between now and the end of the day Tuesday.

As a result, adoptions are free and the shelter is open until 6 p.m. Monday.

Due to the lack of cat space, IACS is asking anyone who is considering surrendering their pet to call the shelter to set up an appointment at 317-327-1397 and you will need to select OPTION 3.

If you can’t adopt a cat right now, there are still ways you can help:

  • Sign up to be a volunteer and help us care for all of the animals. Jobs range from dog walking, enrichment, kennel and cage cleaning, and much more. For more information, click here.
  • Donate supplies we use on a daily basis. The shelter does have a supply budget, but when we are overcrowded, supplies tend to run out quickly. Items we are in need of on a regular basis include bleach, paper towels, cat and kitten food (wet and dry), dog food (wet and dry), and cat litter (pine and clay). Click here to see our full Wish List on Amazon.
  • Share our story. The more people that hear about the shelter and all of the wonderful animals available for adoptions, the more chances these sweet dogs and cats will find their furever homes.