Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS)

Owners who need to schedule a time to surrender an animal can email Stray animals will be accepted at intake by appointment only. Provides medical attention to community cats. If you feel you have an emergency situation please email or call the main number (317) 327-1397. 2600 S. Harding St., Indianapolis, IN 46221;


Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (F.I.D.O.) They help dog owners find alternatives to continuous chaining as a method of dog containment and provide options to encourage owners to bring their dogs inside and make them part of the family. Spay/neuter is required for assistance. (317) 221-1314.

F.I.D.O. Pet Food Pantry

Drive thru pantry is the first Saturday of each month (with some exceptions) for low-income dog owners and community cat caregivers. Flea treatment and de-wormer available for a nominal fee. They also have winter cat shelters. Spay/neuter is required to receive pet food pantry assistance. Contact to see if you qualify and get details. 1505 N. Sherman Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46201; (317) 221-1314; 1505;

Indy Neighborhood Cats (INC)

Indy Neighborhood Cats (INC) facilitates TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) of community cats. Can assist with scheduling community cats in need of medical care. They distribute winter cat shelters in the fall.;

Pet Friendly Services of Indiana

Funds surgeries for limited-income pet owners to ensure their pets are fixed.

SNAP – Spay Neuter Assistance Program

Income-qualified pet owners pay $25 per surgery utilizing vets in Pet Friendly Services’ statewide network. Must reside in Indiana to request a SNAP application. Formally called Spay Neuter Services of Indiana, SNSI.;; (317)-762-0972.

Indy Cares

IndyCARES (part of IACS) is available to help pet owners care for animals so they don’t have to surrender them to the shelter. Pet owners in need of medical and financial assistance can contact IndyCARES by emailing


Street Outreach Animal Response (S.O.A.R.) Initiative works with people in Indianapolis experiencing homelessness or crisis who also have pets. They serve people who need to access to:

  • Urgent safety/shelter programs – escaping domestic violence, sex trafficking, or enrollment in shelter program
  • Emergency hospitalization for medical crisis, mental health crisis, and substance abuse disorders.
  • Short or long term intensive inpatient or outpatient programs.
  • Hospital residential stay for families with terminally or several ill dependent children
  • Employment and human/animal otherwise living in vehicle

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