INDIANAPOLIS — If you have room in your home — and your heart — for a new cat or dog, Indianapolis Animal Care Services could use your help.
The shelter needs the community’s help to clear its kennels and cat cages. IACS is down to zero kennels for dogs and very little space for cats, with more animals coming in every day.
“Right now, we have dogs in the hallway, we have dogs in staff offices, and we even have a dog in our meet and greet room,” said Chief Communications Officer Brandi Pahl. “Staff is having to get creative when it comes to finding places for the animals to stay, so when we say we’re out of space, we’re out of space.”
Right now, adoptions are free. The shelter is open for walk-up adoptions Sunday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To see available animals, visit the shelter’s Petfinder page.
If you’re not ready to adopt, you can always foster an animal in your home. Fosters are vital in helping IACS match animals with their perfect families. All supplies and medical care are provided by IACS. More information on how to sign up to be a foster can be found at the IACS website.
IACS is also in need of volunteers to walk dogs, clean kennels, clean cat cages, take pictures and videos, and help with administrative tasks. To sign up to volunteer, visit the IACS website.