Grants help IndyHumane increase medical care for animals


Generous grants have been given to IndyHumane recently. Here is their press release:


Local animal welfare nonprofit IndyHumane recently received grants totaling more than $42,000 to support their medical care services and increase medical offerings to animals in the Indianapolis community.


From the Banfield Foundation®, IndyHumane received a $13,000 grant, to be used to purchase veterinary dental equipment at the IndyHumane Downtown Clinic (IHDC) in order to expand the scope of services offered to the public.


From the BISSELL Pet Foundation, the organization received a $10,000 grant to support IndyHumane’s spay/neuter surgeries for shelter pets. Every dog and cat who is taken in by IndyHumane is spayed or neutered prior to adoption. This gift will further the organization’s efforts in addressing overcrowding in shelters and rescues by preventing overpopulation of homeless cats and dogs.


From the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust, IndyHumane received a $9,950 grant which will support their partnership with fellow local animal rescue organization Street Outreach Animal Response Initiative (SOAR) and their clients. SOAR frequently partners with IndyHumane in identifying the needs of families and individuals currently experiencing homelessness or crisis who have pets.


From Walmart, IndyHumane received grants totaling $8,750 to support shelter programs. In 2019 IndyHumane found loving homes for 3,800 animals through adoption, and provides services for low cost vaccinations, pet emergencies and support groups to the community on a daily basis.


“IndyHumane serves more than 10,000 animals annually,” said David Horth, IndyHumane’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is a role we take very seriously. In 2019 we expanded our veterinary team to be able to help more animals and families with pets in the community. These grants will go a long way towards increasing important medical care for animals in need and we are incredibly grateful to the Banfield Foundation, the BISSELL Pet Foundation, the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust and Walmart for their generosity. We work toward a more humane and safer city through our low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination efforts.”


IndyHumane’s medical teams performed more than 11,100 surgical procedures in 2019 for shelter animals, the general public and other rescue organization, including spay/neuter surgeries, dental procedures, orthopedic and eye surgeries, and declaw repairs.


For more info, visit www.indyhumane.org




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