Many cats and dogs previously housed at the facility are now in the care of loving homes thanks to the outpouring of support from the community. The shelter had reached a critical capacity due to a high intake of animals and owner-surrendered pets in the summer and early fall.
Staff posted a sign on the shelter’s intake door Sept. 7, urging owners to rethink surrendering their pets until Oct. 2, with the alternative meaning probable euthanasia due to the overcrowding.
Due to the community’s support, the shelter was able to take down the sign earlier than expected. The Indy community rallied and did what it does best – it came together and lent a hand when the shelter was in need.
Indianapolis Animal Care Services