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Indianapolis Animal Care Services out of space for dogs

Posted at 10:38 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 22:42:00-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The dog cages at Indianapolis Animal Care Services are full, and the organization hopes people will decide now is the time to adopt a new family member.

IACS staff members have begun setting up portable crates for dogs to stay in until a kennel becomes available, according to a news release from the shelter.

IACS deputy director Katie Trennepohl said the Cuddle Before You Commit program is an option that is mutually beneficial to the shelter and people looking to adopt. The program lets people foster a dog or cat for 14 days to see if the animal is a good fit.

“If everything works out, on day 15, the shelter will finalize the adoption and the animal is yours," Trennepohl said. "Even if the adoption doesn’t work out, IACS is still benefiting because we’re able to get information about how the animal does in a home. The more information we have about an animal, the quicker we can find it a new home and free up much needed kennel and cage space.”

All adoptions, which include a microchip, spay/neuter surgery and vaccines, are currently free.

Click here to view animals that are available for adoption.

IACS is also looking for volunteers and people who can foster an animal.