INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) is transferring to emergency intake standing due to workers shortages and an absence of kennel area. The IACS is warning individuals to chorus from surrendering animals throughout this time as all surrendered animals will probably be at excessive danger of being euthanized.
“This temporary adjustment to our operations is necessary for us to continue to care for the hundreds of animals already in our care,” mentioned IACS Deputy Director Katie Trennepohl. “During this time, the shelter will only accept animals in emergency situations and all surrendered animals will be at high risk for euthanasia.”
IACS is encouraging individuals who discover misplaced pets to take into account trying to find the house owners themselves earlier than involving the shelter. Found pets may be posted on websites reminiscent of Indy Lost Pet Alert and shared on social media websites reminiscent of Facebook and Nextdoor.
IACS reminds that veterinary clinics can scan misplaced animals for microchips however is asking if anybody does discover an animal and can’t maintain onto it themselves to depart or not it’s.
“Pets typically don’t roam too far from home and owners don’t always know, or aren’t always able, to check the shelter for missing pets,” mentioned Deputy Director Trennepohl. “By keeping the animal in the neighborhood where it was found, you will ensure it gets home more quickly and save limited shelter resources for animals that have no other option.”
Along with encouraging individuals to maintain onto their pets and for residents to assist unite misplaced pets with their households, IACS can also be encouraging anybody who might have been contemplating added a furry good friend to their household to achieve this now. Adoptions are free and no appointment is required. The shelter is open for adoptions 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. day-after-day.
To see all of our adoptable animals, click on right here. If you might be unable to undertake, take into account fostering. Visit their foster web page to study extra or to apply. You also can volunteer at IACS. To study extra about our volunteer program, or to apply, click on right here.
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