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IndyHumane to host puppy and kitten 'baby shower' this weekend

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Posted at 12:21 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 00:21:17-04

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyHumane will host a 'baby shower' this weekend to benefit its foster care program.

According to a news release from IndyHumane, the family-friendly event will spotlight foster opportunities and encourage Hoosiers to help during the busiest seasons for young animals in need.

The open house style event will feature activities for children and adults including face painting, games, a coloring station, silent auction, stuffed animal "adoptions" and a chance to name a puppy or kitten. Attendees can also learn about the foster program, chat with current foster families and learn how to become a foster parent. Visitors will also have the opportunity to snuggle kittens and puppies currently in foster homes.

"Every spring we have an increased need for foster families as we see a huge spike in the number of kittens being brought to the shelter during this time," Jessica Kanalos, foster care manager and event organizer, said. "Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable so it's crucial to quickly get these babies into foster homes and keep them out of the shelter. This 'shower' event aims to bring awareness to the importance of IndyHumane's foster care program and help Hoosiers learn how rewarding it can be to serve as a foster family."

IndyHumane asks attendees to bring a donation of animal supplies to support the care of the baby animals currently in the foster care program. Those who bring a donation will be entered into a raffle.

For those looking to adopt a pet, the shlter will be open and attendees will be able to interact with the animals currently available for adoption.

The event is Sunday, March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Albert G. and Sara I. Reuben Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic at the main IndyHumane campus, 7929 North Michigan Road.