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October 2020 E-News

We’re celebrating 100 reviews on Great Nonprofits! Once again, we’ve been recognized as a Top-Rated Nonprofit for the year. Most of our reviews come directly from the shelters and rescues we support, as well as from people we have served with our SNAP (Spay-Neuter Assistance) Program.

In 2020 the need for our services has skyrocketed. We continue to meet the rising demand, but we need to do more.

Just in the last month we…

  • Helped Indy Neighborhood Cats Trap-Neuter-Return a 20-cat colony
  • Fixed dogs at Speedway Animal Rescue with 10 donor-matched certificates.
  • Supported Columbus Animal Care Services as they TNR’d a 56 cat colony that saw several kittens find furever homes
  • Assisted Indiana families all across the state fix their pets through the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program.

With your help, we can save even more. Please donate today!


Save The Date! Tom Wood Adoption Event on October 10.


Tom Wood Subaru, the ASPCA, the Humane Society of Hamilton County and Pet Friendly Services of Indiana are teaming up to help animals! Join us for a special adoption event from 11am – 2pm on Saturday, October 10th at the dealership (3300 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis.) Come meet adoptable cats and dogs!

Free vaccine vouchers are available to the first 25 visitors (limit 1 per family) and a free lunch will be served! This event will be outdoors and observe social distancing.

We’ve Gone Nutty!

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You can get delicious goodies AND help Pet Friendly Services when you buy from our online Nut Sale! We’ve gone online with our fundraiser this year, which makes it even easier to show someone that you’re NUTS about them!

Orders can ship anywhere in the U.S. for just $5 per address, no matter the size of the order! Surprise your friends and family with some delicious goodies, or just treat yourself! A portion of every product purchased will go to saving lives and making Indiana a zero-kill state.


It’s Time For Treat Your Tails!




Need a discounted spay/neuter surgery, but you don’t qualify for our SNAP program? You’re in luck! During the month of October, many of our participating vets perform discounted surgeries for those who need help getting them fixed.

The Treat Your Tails voucher is available on our website.Please note that due to COVID-19, our participating vet list is smaller than in previous years. Check the list prior to requesting a certificate!

Pet Friendly Services in Action!

How We’re Making a Difference:

Welcome Home! Natasha’s Barn Cats


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Six adorable cats lucked out on a new home!

Sometimes, the “return” of a Trap-Neuter-Return isn’t safe or practical for a free-roaming cat. That was the case for Tom, Jerry, Ben, Izzy, Claude and Rufus – recently trapped by our friends at Indy Neighborhood Cats. Lucky for them, Natasha had a barn in need of barn cats!

Under-socialized cats can thrive in a barn or a large property and make great outdoor pets for people with allergies. Even better, you’ll never find a mouse in that barn again!

The BEST way to get every shelter to zero-kill is by reducing intake at the source. Indiana Humane Services provides spay/neuter surgeries for TNR programs that save thousands of lives very year. Together we can make more cats live happy, healthy lives.

Tator: Saved Just In Time


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Tator is another dog helped by Indiana Humane Services!

Tator was rescued by Speedway Animal Rescue after being found as a stray. Even though she was only a puppy, her lethargic state made it clear that something was wrong. She was rushed to the vet and diagnosed with parvovirus, which can be fatal.

Thanks to an early diagnosis and care, Tator made a full recovery! She is waiting to find her furever home with the help of her foster family.

When rescue groups receive spay/neuter certificates from Indiana Humane Services, they’re able to use their limited resources to focus on urgent health expenses and save more lives.

Pet Friendly Business: LMCGear.com

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LightweightMotorcycleCampingGear.com, or LMCgear.com for short, wants to be your one-stop shop for everything Motorcycle Camping or Backpacking related. They specialize in high quality gear that is extremely lightweight and compact so it can be easily and safely carried on a motorcycle or in a backpack. Everything from portable camp stoves and nesting cookware that fit in the palm of your hand, to lightweight sleeping bags and pads that will keep you comfortable in all climates! The site is operated by Jim Herrick who is constantly searching for the best new products on the market. At LMCgear.com, they realize that you can’t afford to have gear failures when you are out exploring miles from civilization so they only sell top rated products that won’t let you down, while still maintaining a wide variety of gear so all campers can find something that will fit their needs as well as their budgets.

Special offer: Friends of Indiana Humane Services can save 15% through 10/31 with code “LOVE EM” at checkout.

Check out lightweightmotorcyclecampinggear.com or on their Facebook page.


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In loving memory of Jenny Ikerd-Watters. Jenny was a lover of life and animals, always enjoying a great book, as she loved to read and learn. She died unexpectedly, leaving behind her son, Nathan Ikerd, and daughter-in-law Rebecca Ashack, both animal lovers as well, volunteering on the Hair Ball planning committee to help animals in need. Jenny will be dearly missed.