Staff members of the Humane Society of Indianapolis will travel to the county animal shelter in Clark County, Indiana on Saturday March 10th to rescue approximately 20 animal victims of the tornadoes that tore through the county and surrounding areas last Friday.
“Some of the animals they are seeing at the Clark County shelter are those that have been surrendered by families that no longer have homes,” said John Aleshire, CEO of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. “Others are strays. But, all of them need to be safe and cared for and Clark County is simply running out of room.”
IndyHumane will pack up rescue vans and supplies on Friday afternoon and depart the Michigan Road shelter Saturday at 8AM. Staff will pull large dogs and cats from the Clark County Shelter and return home at approximately 3PM Saturday afternoon (contact Christine – 317.523.9295 for updates and more exact timing of return on Saturday).
With two vets on staff, IndyHumane is more prepared for medical challenges than most shelters, but financial issues remain. “We really have no idea what condition these animals will be in when we get down there,” said Christine Jeschke, chief operations officer for the Humane Society of Indianapolis. “Clark County has made it clear they don’t need supplies, thanks to an influx of donations. So, we’re asking that if Indianapolis residents want to help, they make a donation to help fund the medical care of the animals we’re bringing back.”