IndyHumane receives grants to keep animals out of shelters
Animal welfare nonprofit IndyHumane has received grants exceeding $174,000 to help rescue more animals and alleviate crowded central Indiana shelters. The organization said Monday the grants are directed primarily to serve the IndyHumane Downtown Clinic.
IndyHumane received $150,000 through a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to support the team of veterinarians and vet technicians that work at the downtown clinic. The clinic has surgical facilities, as well as affordable spay/neuter services and vaccines that provide an average of 7,000 animals annually with care, the organization said.
IndyHumane also received $20,000 from Best Friends Animal Society to increase lifesaving transfers to their shelter. The funding, the organization said, will allow IndyHumane’s intake team to coordinate IndyHumane’s intake team will coordinate with two shelter partners to transfer high-need animals to IndyHumane as well as provide lifesaving medical care and adoptions for cats and dogs during the grant period.
A Return to Home Challenge Grant totaling $4,375 from Maddie’s Fund, an animal welfare not-for-profit based in California, looks looks to help IndyHumane return stray pets to their homes.