September Newsletter: Preventing Litters and Promoting Adoptions!

Indiana’s Cats and Dogs are Living Better Lives – Thanks to you!

We asked for your help, and you answered the call! A few weeks ago, we requested donations for our “special request” waiting list. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to provide support each to these critical projects.

Donations like this are vital to stopping overpopulation problems before they start. Every dollar helps!

A contribution today will help us respond quickly to the next call for help. Thank you!

Funding for Northern Indiana Community Cats Initiative Announced

Up to 300 community cats in Northern Indiana will receive a spay/neuter surgery funded by Pet Friendly Services of Indiana thanks to a $25,000 contribution from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust. This is the fourth year Pet Friendly Services has received a grant from the Trust, fixing over 1,600 cats in the previous three years

Meet Your New Best Friend!

Two Upcoming Adoption Events in Indy

Tails and Ales provides small animal rescues the opportunity to introduce themselves and some of their adoptable animals to the patrons and public at the popular Broad Ripple Brewpub parking area. Visit adoptable animals and enjoy the Brewpub’s excellent food and beverage options!

Date: Thursday, September 22

Time: 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Location: Broad Ripple Brewpub,

842 E 65th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Help more pets find forever homes by RSVP’ing and sharing our Facebook Event.

Local rescue groups will be on site with adoptable cats and dogs ready to find their furever home on Saturday, October 8 Tom Wood Subaru. Adoption rates will be discounted by $25.


Bring your pet for a meet and greet with adoptable pets and bring your appetite too because a free lunch will be provided!

Where: Tom Wood Subaru (back lot), 3300 E 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240
When: Saturday, October 8, 11AM – 2PM

Can’t make it? Please share our Facebook Event to help more animals find their perfect home!

Questions about adopting from a shelter or rescue in another area of the state? Find answers to common questions and a list of places to adopt a pet near you in our Pet Friendly Adoption Guide.

Pet Friendly Services at the Squirrel Stampede!

This fall marks the 200th anniversary of the Great Squirrel Stampede of 1822! Hamilton County will be celebrating the historic invasion with a 1K/3K fun run! Strollers and friendly dogs are welcome to participate.

Pet Friendly Services will be on site selling – of course – Nuts from our Nut Sale! We hope to see you there!

Register here!

“The FIX is IN!” fixes 4,000 Cats!

The FIX is IN! has completed over 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries year-to-date in 2022. This partnership focuses on and identifies at-risk communities in need of affordable spay/neuter surgeries and essential care for cats. The project is on pace to surpass 2021 totals!

Pet Friendly Services makes financial assistance available on a case by case basis, thanks to donations and people like you who drive with the Pet Friendly Plate.

Here’s where The FIX is IN! will be next. To make an appointment, visit Public Vet’s website.

- 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 AND local rescues by participating in their upcoming event, the The Donut 5K on December 24 

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

Save Lives While You Drive!

The Pet Friendly License Plate is Indiana’s solution to pet overpopulation! Driving with this specialty plate provides thousands of free spay/neuter surgeries to rescue groups and shelters across the state, saving lives and preventing suffering.

Together, we can save lives and ensure every pet has a a loving home!