INDIANAPOLIS — The dog kennels and cat cages at Indianapolis Animal Care Services are full and as a result the shelter is offering free adoptions.
"This morning we started with zero open dog kennels and cat cages," Katie Trennepohl, IACS deputy director, said. "The staff is doing everything they can to find space for the animals that continue to come into the shelter, but we desperately need the public's help."
In addition to the space issues, the shelter also has a large number of animals that have been at the shelter longer than 30 days — some more than 100 days.
Adoptions are currently free. The shelter is open until 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
IACS said staff will be forced to make some tough decisions if there isn't an increase in adoptions soon.
The IACS also said because of the lack of space anyone who is considering surrendering their pet is asked to call the shelter to set up an appointment. The number is 317-327-1397, select option three.