August 2023 Newsletter: Lifesaving Updates, Completely Rational Cat Ladies & More!

August 2023 Newsletter

We’ve had a busy month and have some cool things to cover. Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s newsletter: 

  1. Updates on 3 targeted spay/neuter programs
  2. How to find your next rescued pet
  3. Cool t-shirts now available
  4. Upcoming events in Indianapolis
  5. How you can help!

Updates on Three Targeted Spay/Neuter Programs

Pet Friendly Services has teamed up with Alley Cat Advocates (a spay-neuter clinic) to fix as many cats as possible at just $40 per cat. Cat owners and caretakers pay just $20, with Pet Friendly Services covering the other $20. So far, we’ve fixed 105 cats, with more on the surgery schedule! We need your financial support to spay/neuter 50 cats per month. Can you spare $20 to help a cat in need?

Catching up with The FIX is IN!

So far this year The FIX is IN! has already hosted 73 clinics and fixed 6,569 cats!

Thanks to supporters like you, Pet Friendly Services provides financial assistance at each clinic to ensure low-cost spay/neuter is accessible to those who need it most.

Public Vet is currently scheduling clinics across Indiana! Pet owners should book appointments right away, as spots are limited. Surgeries are by appointment only. Sign up at www.pub.vet.

Pit Mix Fix Expands Footprint to More Counties

Did you know that Pit Mixes and large dogs are most at risk for euthanasia in shelters?


To help these lovable dogs, Pet Friendly Services has launched the “Pit Mix Fix” to help income-qualified owners fix their dogs for just $10. Thanks to special funding from generous donors, we are now able to expand this program to Jackson, Lawrence, Wayne, Starke, Henry, Hancock, Bartholomew, Boone, Hendricks and Dubois counties!

We will continue to provide these certificates as funding allows. Want to help a large dog today? Designate a donation for the Pit Mix Fix!

Speaking of adoption... If you love big dogs (or cats, or puppies, or kittens), the best thing you can do for them is ADOPT! Pets of all shapes and sizes are available in shelters and rescues. If you have questions about adopting, visit www.AdoptINpets.org for answers and a list of rescues near you!

Completely Rational Cat Lady

The next time you go above and beyond all reason to make sure your feline friend is living their best life, don’t worry – it’s all completely rational! Get the shirt that justifies that giant cat castle you bought, only to have your cats play exclusively with the box it came in.

ICYMI: Our 2nd Quarter Impact Report

Have you seen our 2nd Quarter Impact Report? It highlights how our grant programs make a BIG difference to the groups we support. You make it possible when you donate or drive with the Pet Friendly Plate!

Save the Dates!

Upcoming Events in Indianapolis

Dog Days of Summer – Saturday, August 5th
Rick’s Cafe Boatyard

Pet Friendly Services will be at Rick’s Cafe Boatyard on August 5th, 1pm-4pm for the Dog Days of Summer Event!

There will be adoptable dogs, great food, and friends galore. Bring your best friend, find your best friend, or just get in some good fur therapy while visiting one of the best food and watering holes in Indy!

Learn more

Indy Vegfest – Saturday, August 6th
Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Pet Friendly Services will be at Indy Vegfest on Sunday, August 6th! You’ll find delicious food from local and regional food vendors along with live performances and presentations. General admission is FREE!

Learn more

Doggy Costume Contest for Geek Week! – Tuesday, August 22
Half Liter BBQ

In collaboration with PopCon and Geek Week, Pet Friendly Services will host a Pet Costume Event at Half Liter BBQ on Tuesday, August 22 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Bring your well-dressed pet to the patio at Half Liter for giveaways, prizes, and a casual evening celebrating pop culture with our pets!

Learn more

Popcon – August 25-27
Indiana Convention Center

Pet Friendly Services will also be at PopCon! PopCon is a family-friendly celebration of all things pop culture including celebrities, hundreds of vendors and artists, gaming, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, fan panels, virtual reality, special events, unique experiences and so much more. Stop by our booth for games and giveaways!

Learn more

Tails & Ales – Wednesday, September 13
Broad Ripple Brewpub

Tails and Ales returns Wednesday, September 13 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Broad Ripple Brewpub! This FREE event provides small animal rescues the opportunity to introduce themselves and some of their adoptable animals at the popular Broad Ripple Brewpub. Guests can also enjoy the Brewpub’s exquisite cuisine and beverage which includes British, American and Vegetarian/Vegan cuisine and fresh handcrafted beers brewed on the premises!

Don't Drive Without One!

For many shelters, spay/neuter surgeries are not built into their budgets. This means that they depend on individual donations and the support of Pet Friendly Services of Indiana. When you purchase a Pet Friendly license plate, you are supporting the work of 300 shelters and rescues across the state and giving an animal the best chance at a new beginning.

Already have a Pet Friendly plate, but you’d like to do more to help Indiana’s animals? Become a sustaining donor. Just $5 per month pays for a full surgery over the course of a year. We’re all in this together, and your financial gift really does help us help them.

Have a plate AND donate already? Help us spread the word! The more people who know about the lifesaving work supported by the Pet Friendly Plate, the more lives we can save!