Grants of more than $150,000 have allowed IndyHumane to increase medical services for homeless animals and pets.
The nonprofit received a $100,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for general operating costs due to revenue shortfalls from COVID-19.
“Throughout the pandemic, IndyHumane continued to serve Indy’s pets through increasing fostering and adoptions and providing medical services,” said Gene D’Adamo, president and CEO of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. “We are pleased to be able to support its continued invaluable service to our community.”
The Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation awarded a $37,000 grant toward the purchase of a new x-ray machine at the Michigan Road IndyHumane campus on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The grant will also be used to help with diagnosis improvement and treatment of shelter animals.
An anonymous local family foundation granted them $7,500 to be used for medical operations and general animal care. The nonprofit also received a $5,000 grant from the BISSELL Pet Foundation to support the organization’s spay/neuter surgeries. Lilly Endowment granted IndyHumane $2,000 as part of the Indy Summer Youth Programs, which will be used to create the IndyHumane Kindness Club. The club will distribute to children of the IndyHumane foster care program that provides pet-care education. Pets for the Elderly Foundation also granted $1,850 to be used to cover discounted adoption fees for senior citizens.
“We are committed to diligently working toward a more humane and safer city through our shelter and clinic,” said David Horth, CEO of IndyHumane. “Each year we proudly help more than 10,000 animals. These grants will go a long way towards increasing important medical care for animals in need.”