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IndyHumane Rescue Relief Program Calls for Donations

During the cold winter months, Hoosiers and their pets often suffer. IndyHumane is putting out a call for donations to help Indianapolis animals and families in need. The animal welfare nonprofit’s Rescue Relief Program, based at the IndyHumane Downtown Clinic, is seeking donations of pet food, blankets, litter, toys, and crates to restock their inventory.

Through the IndyHumane Rescue Relief Program, the organization rescues bags of pet food and supplies from local pet supply companies that would otherwise be trashed or discarded and redistributes them to animal welfare organizations. Annually, more than 430,000 pounds of food and supplies are rescued and distributed to more than 143 rescue organizations across Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky, serving more than 30,000 animals each year.

“Many Hoosiers and their pets suffer during the peak of these cold months in the Midwest,” said Kelly Diamond, Clinic Director for the IndyHumane Downtown Clinic. “Our Rescue Relief Program provides essential items for cold weather and pet care such as food, blankets and supplies – things families should not have to go without. We are happy to help Hoosier families and keep their pets fed, safe and healthy.”

In Indianapolis and Indy metropolitan areas alone, 36 animal organizations depend on the food supplied by the IndyHumane Rescue Relief Program to feed the animals they take care of, or support their work distributing critical supplies in the community. These organizations are then able to reallocate dollars that would have been spent on food to their animal care funds to cover the costs of surgeries and medicine, thus increasing quality of care and the number of animals that receive a second chance.

Donations can be dropped off at IndyHumane’s adoption center, located at 7929 N. Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, or the IndyHumane Clinic, located at 456 N. Holmes Ave, Indianapolis. For more information, or to donate through the Amazon wish list, visit IndyHumane.org/about_us/rescue-relief/ or email [email protected]
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