May Newsletter: Month of May? Month of Spay!

Welcome to the Month of May!

The month of May is a wonderful time to be in Indiana! Winter is a fading memory, and summer is right around the corner. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, and we’re looking forward to a long weekend of celebration at the end of the month.

Unfortunately, all these flowers and warm temperatures must have pets feeling amorous. They reproduce at alarming rates – and we need to move fast to prevent unwanted litters.

The best ways to protect adoptable cats and dogs from needless euthanasia are:

  1. Spay/Neuter
  2. Adopting new pets from rescues and shelters
  3. Spay/Neuter
  4. Expanding access to veterinary care
  5. Did we mention spay/neuter?!

Your financial support and purchase of the Pet Friendly license plate save thousands of lives each year! 


If you like our lifesaving work, a donation today can save a life!

Loki Needs A New Family

Loki was found wandering the busy streets of Speedway. Given his breed (Bernie-Doodle) and friendly temperament, rescuers at Speedway Animal Rescue rightly assumed he was just lost. Loki’s owners were located – but they didn’t want him anymore. He was surrendered to the rescue

Loki deserves more than this rough start. He is neutered, vaccinated, HW negative, and microchipped. He is good with dogs, cats, kids, and even ferrets. After his neuter surgery (on May 2), he’ll be searching for a new family – one that won’t let him down.

A common misconception is that if you decide to rescue an animal, your options are limited on breed, age, or temperament, but that’s simply not true! You can find dogs of all shapes and sizes in rescues and shelters – along with adorable cats and kittens. For more information on adopting from one of Indiana’s shelters and rescues, visit www.AdoptINpets.org!

If you’re interested in adopting Loki, contact Speedway Animal Rescue.

Save the Date: Tails & Ales in Indy, and the Fix ‘Em 5K in Clarksville

Tales & Ales is back at Broad Ripple Brew Pub! Join us and Indy’s Voice 4 Animals for an evening of great food, local beer, and adoptable cats and dogs!

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Location: Broad Ripple Brewpub, Indianapolis, IN

Bring your dog and get moving at the Fix ‘Em 5K! This dog (or cat, or goat) friendly 5K benefits spay/neuter and is a zoo of a good time! Pet Friendly Services and local rescues will be on site.

Date: Saturday, June 18Location: Ashland Park, Clarksville Indiana

Register: Here!

Making it Easier to Fix By Five!

Many areas across Indiana have limited or no access to veterinary care, let alone spay/neuter. To make matters even worse, Indiana is facing a veterinary shortage. Many clinics are booking weeks – or even months – in advance.

How do you fix your cat by five months of age if you can’t even get an appointment? That’s where “The FIX is IN” comes in! This unique partnership with Public Vet is making an incredible impact around our state. By reaching these areas in their time of need, we’re bringing essential care and holding off the pet population at the same time.

Pet Friendly Services is able to provide financial assistance at “The FIX is IN!” clinics because of people like you who drive with the Pet Friendly Plate and donate! Thank you for helping us help them!

Here’s where THE FIX is IN! will be next:

To make an appointment visit Public Vet’s website at www.pub.vet

- Sponsor Spotlight - Carmel Road Racing Group Loves Dogs!

Carmel Road Racing Group loves supporting animal rescues, shelters, and Pet Friendly Services! They donate funds through events, help transport dogs, host several pet friendly events every year, and, of course, they have a Pet Friendly License Plate!

You can support a local business that gives back by participating in their upcoming event, the 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race and Cat Nap 5K on July 16.

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

*Carmel Road Racing Group’s support of Pet Friendly Services allows us to fix an additional 12 large dogs per year. If you’d like to save lives by becoming a sponsor, we’d love to connect with you.  Email rhi@PetFriendlyServices.org

Did you see our Annual Report?

2021 was a lifesaving year! In case you missed it, our annual report is now available. See how your support made a difference for cats and dogs in Indiana last year!