According to the FACE web site, approximately 18,000 cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens were killed in Indianapolis shelters in 2004. Uncounted thousands more suffer and die on the streets each year. There are simply too many animals and not enough homes.
Anyone who can afford to provide decent care for the life of a pet (10 to 15 years) can also afford a spay or neuter operation. The cost of the spay or neuter surgery is a one-time expense good for the life of the animal.
The surgery not only prevents unwanted births and discourages straying and fighting, but it prevents many, many health problems. See Benefits of Spay-Neuter for additional health benefits. There are several local resources which can help anyone wishing to keep their pet, but finding it financially difficult to do so. Move to Act has created the Indianapolis Animal Welfare Rescue Rally Resource Directory, which is a .pdf file of numerous resources for low-cost vaccines, spay/neuter services, feral cat care, pet food pantries and other resources. To access Move to Act’s directory, click HERE.
FACE Clinic: The Foundation Against Companion Animal Euthanasia is a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats.
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic of Indiana: A low-cost spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats with locations in Noblesville, Brownsburg, and Lafayette. The clinic also operates a Spay/Neuter Transport Program to reach underserved counties in Indiana.
Humane Society of Indianapolis: The Humane Society of Indianapolis has opened a low-cost vaccine and wellness clinic. Visit their website in the link right above, or here, to get details and pricing. No appointment is required.
Neuter Scooter: Low-cost spay/neuter services for cats (and dogs in limited locations) performed in a mobile clinic.
North Central Indiana Spay and Neuter Clinic: A non-profit reduced fee spay/neuter program near Lafayette, IN for cats and dogs.
Spay/Neuter Services of Indiana: Providing solutions to the pet overpopulation problem in and around Indianapolis through various cat and dog spay/neuter programs throughout the year. SNSI also operates a Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) for income-qualified pet owners.
PetsAlive: In addition to serving Monroe County, the low-cost cat and dog spay/neuter clinic serves 15 surrounding counties, providing free pet transport for partnering animal welfare groups within a 75-mile radius.
ANIMAL ORDINANCES: Indianapolis and Marion County – Chapter 531 Animals