Medical Services For Animals

June 24, 2020

Despite the challenges and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, local animal welfare nonprofit IndyHumane has been able to increase their medical service offerings to help local homeless animals and pets in the Indianapolis community, thanks to grants totaling more than $150,000.

IndyHumane received a $100,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for general operating support due to COVID revenue shortfalls. The Trust seeks to help people in need, protect animals and nature, and enrich community life in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix.

“Throughout the pandemic, IndyHumane continued to serve Indy’s pets through increasing fostering and adoptions and providing medical services,” said Gene D’Adamo, president and CEO of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. “We are pleased to be able to support its continued invaluable service to our community.” From an anonymous local family foundation, IndyHumane received a $7,500 grant. The funds will be used for general medical operations and animal care.

From the BISSELL Pet Foundation, the organization received a $5,000 grant to support IndyHumane’s spay/neuter surgeries for shelter animals. Every dog and cat who is taken in by IndyHumane is spayed or neutered prior to adoption. This gift will further the organization’s efforts in addressing overcrowding in shelters and rescues by preventing overpopulation of homeless cats and dogs.

From the Lily Endowment, IndyHumane received a grant of $2,000 as part of the Indy Summer Youth Programs supported by SYPF. The grant will be used to launch the IndyHumane Kindness Club which will be distributed to children of the IndyHumane foster care program families to provide age-appropriate education and interactive activities about pet care.

From the Pets for the Elderly Foundation, IndyHumane received a $1,850 grant. The funds will be used to help cover discounted adoption fees for senior citizens.

“We are committed to diligently working toward a more humane and safer city through our shelter and clinic,” said David Horth, CEO of IndyHumane. “Each year we proudly help more than 10,000 animals. These grants will go a long way towards increasing important medical care for animals in need. We are incredibly grateful to the Pulliam Trust, the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, the BISSELL Pet Foundation, and the Pets for the Elderly Foundation for their generosity.”

In 2019 IndyHumane’s medical teams performed more than 11,100 surgical procedures for shelter animals, the general public and other rescue organizations, including spay/neuter surgeries, dental procedures, orthopedic and eye surgeries, and declaw repairs. Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, IndyHumane provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinic, community outreach and shelter programs for all ages.

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