NewsLocal News / October 12, 2018

Indy Animal Care Services May Be Forced to Euthanize Animals

Indy Animal Care Services May Be Forced to Euthanize Animals

More than 700 animals are waiting for homes at Indianapolis Animal Care. 

The city animal shelter is extremely overcrowded. Cages are full and extra cages are stacked along the hallway.  Spokeswoman Kristen Lee says the situation is critical.

“We’re probably hitting one of the highest numbers we’ve seen this year," Lee says. "We are getting in a lot of litters. Kitten season has continued so we are getting in multiple litters a day as well as surrenders. We are seeing about 40 to 60 on average.”

Lee says they may be left with no choice to euthanize some of the animals.

“If we can’t get community support and people in here -- whether it’s fostering, or adopting, or whatever it is -- to get these animals out that’s an unfortunate reality.”

The shelter will waive the typical $60 adoption fee this month for anyone who donates $5 to breast cancer research.  Staff also hopes to find homes for many animals at the Indy Mega Adoption event this weekend, Oct. 13 and 14 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

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