INDIANAPOLIS — If you’ve been thinking about getting a pet, Indy Humane is trying to make the decision a little easier with a half week adoption.
The hope is that many animals will be adopted to try and help alleviate the overcrowding problem at local shelters. As recently as February, Indianapolis Animal Care Services moved to emergency admission status due to understaffing and a lack of kennel space.
“This overcrowding issue in Indianapolis is getting serious and shelters are starting to have to make some very tough decisions. So adoption is so important, bringing this community here to help us solve the problem,” said Josie Bowles, customer service manager at Indy Humane.
Bowles said there is an extensive foster program in Indianapolis that helps free up space at the shelter. They are looking for people to adopt to do their part to give love and care to these animals.
IACS encourages people who find lost animals to consider trying to locate the owners themselves before involving the shelter. Pets found may be posted on sites such as Indy Lost Pet Alert and shared on social media sites such as Facebook and Nextdoor.
If you are interested in adopting, you can find a list of all adoptable animals on the Indy Humane website. They are located at 7929 N. Michigan Road in Indianapolis and are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
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