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Indianapolis Animal Care offering free adoptions in August

Posted at 12:22 AM, Aug 29, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Are you looking for a new pet?

Indianapolis Animal Care Services is dealing with more overcrowding, and the organization is offering free adoptions through the end of the month. That includes spay/neuter, vaccines and microchip.

There are other ways to help the shelter even if you don't have room in your home for a new pet.

A dog waits for a forever home at Indianapolis Animal Care Services on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.

"We do have a foster program where you can take an animal into your home temporarily to free up some cage space," IACS deputy director Katie Trennepohl said. "You can also volunteer at the shelter. Volunteers were critical on Saturday to help get everybody cleaned and to help monitor. Donations are always needed."

The shelter held a special event Wednesday after being forced to close Saturday to prevent a parvo, a canine virus, from spreading.

IACS will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.