INDIANAPOLIS — IndyHumane Downtown Clinic is the new name for the rebranded IndyHumane Animal Welfare Center.
In July, IndyHumane received a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and used it for spay/neuter operational support and to rebrand the downtown clinic.
“We went back to the Pulliam people and asked for a grant that would cover the rebranding, and also pay for two vet techs,” said IndyHumane’s CEO David Horth.
Horth said IndyHumane wouldn’t have the clinic if it weren’t for the Pulliam people.
The clinic doesn’t have animals for adoption, accept animals from owner surrender, or take in strays. Instead, the clinic is providing low-cost spay and neuter, vaccinations, and low-cost pet care and supplies. They said it’s a way for them to create a more humane and safer city.
“Anything we can do to reduce the cost of keeping a pet in their home is a good thing to do. It keeps the pet out of the shelter,” Horth said.
In June 2019, the clinic performed almost 800 spay and neuter surgeries, more than 200 of those were community cats.
The clinic’s spay and neuter fees range from $25 to $120. They also have Rescue Relief, a program that collects damaged bags of food and pet supplies and then redistributes them to more than 138 rescues and shelters across the Midwest.
The Rescue Relief warehouse is also open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month for a Pop-Up Shop.
IndyHumane’s two locations serve approximately 10,000 animals annually.
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If you’re driving around the west side of Indianapolis, keep your eyes peeled for our Downtown Clinic billboards! Thanks to our partners at @matchbook_indy for creating the art for this project. pic.twitter.com/c3KJG2WNA4
— IndyHumane (@IndyHumane) October 15, 2019
(Photo: Madyson McGill)