February 17, 2022

IACS moves to emergency intake status

Indianapolis Animal Care Services has moved to an emergency intake status. The shelter will temporarily only accept animals in emergency situations and any surrendered animals have a high chance of being euthanized.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services has moved to an emergency intake status. The shelter will temporarily only accept animals in emergency situations and any surrendered animals have a high chance of being euthanized.

Indianapolis Animal Care Services has moved to an emergency intake status.

That means the shelter will temporarily only accept animals in emergency situations and any surrendered animals have a high chance of being euthanized.

Shelter officials say the move is due to a staffing shortage and lack of kennel space.

“This temporary adjustment to our operations is necessary for us to continue to care for the hundreds of animals already in our care,” said IACS Deputy Director Katie Trennepohl.

Residents that feel they may qualify for an emergency surrender can email IACSIntake@Indy.gov.

Animal Control Officers will still be responding to calls; however, they will only be bringing in animals in emergency situations.

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