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Indianapolis animal shelter can not take in anymore cats, here's how you can help

Posted at 3:50 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 16:27:28-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services announced Monday they could not house any more cats as they are entirely out of space. As a result, adoptions will be free til Sunday, Sept. 15.

Currently, IACS has 70 more cats than they have cages for and are housing two cats per pen. Over the next two days they have appointments for 35 more cats to be surrendered to the shelter — which does not include the average of ten to 20 stray cats that show up at their doors each day.

Anyone who is thinking about surrendering their pet is urged to call IACS at 317-327-1397 (select option 3) to schedule an appointment. If someone does not answer the phone, they ask that pet owners leave a message.

“Right now, we have zero open cat cages,” Katie Trennepohl, IACS Deputy Director, said. “The staff is doing everything they can to find space for the cats that continue to come into the shelter, but we desperately need the public’s help.”

If you're not able to adopt right now, there are other way to help the shelter:

  • Volunteer to care for the animals.
  • Donate supplies like: bleach, paper towels, cat and kitten food, dog food, and cat litter.
  • Share IACS' story and need for help.