INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) says it's taken in 300 more animals in August 2016 than it did in the same time frame last year. The need is greater than ever to find forever homes for dogs and cats.
IACS had just 11 dog kennels open Tuesday morning. Dogs need to leave the shelter to make room for the constant flow of animals IACS has seen over the past few months.
IACS has worked to improve its live-release rate. With 90 percent live release considered no-kill, the shelter saw an 83 percent live-release rate for the month of July. While that's an improvement, IACS says it needs your help to reach its goal.
To that end, IACS is running a $10 adoption special on all adoptable animals in the shelter - puppies and kittens, adult cats and dogs. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, vaccinations, and microchip. With same-day adoptions, you can find your new best friend and take him or her home that night.
If you can't provide a forever home, you can foster a pet. When an animal is in foster care, IACS supplies food and other necessities (such as cat litter, litter pans, and food bowls) as well as all vet care. Fosters may need to house an animal for a few weeks, during which time the pet lives as part of the family. IACS also has an active volunteer program. Click here for info.
IACS is located at 2600 S. Harding Street, and our hours are Mondays 10-8, Tuesdays through Saturdays 10-6; closed on Sundays. Learn more here.