Race to Their Rescue
IndyHumane is seeing an early peek in summer cat intake this year. Like many area shelters and rescues, the need to re-home cats and kittens exceeds capacity during summer months.
“We often experience the greatest demand during June, but recent requests for assistance with cats have been overwhelming,” said Christine Jeschke, COO of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. “To offset this demand we are waiving the adoption fee on all cats age 4 years and older this weekend hoping to make room for new cats in need that are waiting for space.”
Adopters can escape the record heat by cooling off with the cats inside the shelter. Almost all of the adoption spaces for cats have been converted to free-roaming space that mimic a home environment. Kids can enjoy cats lounging on their laps while sitting outside if they prefer since one of the adoption suites has outdoor access so the cats can enjoy the sunshine too.
Approximately 3 dozen cats are available at no fee and all will go home with a goodie bag of toys. IndyHumane Cat Advocate, Lisa Howell, notes “The average life span of a domestic cat is 15 years so adopting one of our adult cats will still provide you years and years of happiness. The gratitude you’ll see in their eyes will be immeasurable.”
About IndyHumane: The Humane Society of Indianapolis does not put animals down for space or time and is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life. IndyHumane is the first choice in providing direct services for shelter cats and dogs, including adoption, foster home placement, behavior training, and appropriate medical care.. As the voice for the animals, IndyHumane brings together like-minded animal-focused individuals and groups to educate the public about animal welfare issues and concerns. For over 100 years, it’s all about the animals.
A private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that receives no public or private government funding, the Humane Society of Indianapolis is Indy-based and independent, and is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, and adoption and service fees. For more information and current adoptable animals, visit http://IndyHumane.org.