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IACS kicks off participation in Clear the Shelters event

The month-long national Clear the Shelters campaign runs through August.
Credit: IACS
Mace Windu

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services kicked off a month-long Clear the Shelters campaign Saturday.

The shelter is seeing an increased need for adoptions. Since July 1, IACS has taken in 783 animals, with more coming in every day.

“Over the past few months, we have seen the community step up to aid the shelter,” said Katie Trennepohl, Deputy Director of IACS. “We were fortunate to have so many people apply to become fosters during the COVID-19 pandemic, now we are asking for help to give these animals the permanent homes they deserve.”

The Clear the Shelter campaign will run through Aug. 31 and will feature plenty of opportunities for potential adopters to get to know the animals at the shelter. They will also feature walk-up adoptions on Wednesdays.

Credit: IACS
Cat available for adoption

Right now, appointments are required every day of the week. 

The campaign will highlight all VIPs (Very Important Paws), including Mace Windu, who has been at the shelter for more than 100 days, and Holly and Wally, a bonded pair of cats who have been waiting for a new home for more than 70 days. 

Currently, IACS has more than 150 animals looking for a "furever" home. 

Click here to see all animals up for adoption.