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IACS expects more calls for help, as extreme cold moves in

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 18:48:46-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Animal Care Service is preparing for an increase in calls as the coldest temperatures to hit central Indiana in five years arrive on Tuesday night.

This past weekend the IACS had 92 animals adopted after the shelter announced they were out of space to take anymore in. However, they are still short on space

If you are concerned about the safety of an animal in your neighborhood, call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622. For after-hour emergencies, please call 317-327-3811.

Volunteers with Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO) will also be responding to calls involving animals left out in the cold at 317-221-1314.

“Our top priority is making sure every animal across Marion County is safe during these dangerous conditions,” said Katie Trennepohl, Deputy Director of IACS. “This includes the hundreds of animals in our care at the shelter right now.”

IACS volunteers and staff members will leash walk dogs as needed, but all other dogs will spend time outside of their kennels in offices or the "temp test rooms," with the cold temps.

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