NewsWorking For You

Actions

Indianapolis Animal Care Services to host late night adoption event Saturday

Posted: 11:22 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-15 17:12:11-05
doggo0214.PNG

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services will hold an adoption event Saturday night in hopes of freeing up more kennel space.

The shelter will be open until 10 p.m. Saturday, and this will be the second time IACS has held a late night adopt-a-thon to allow more people to come adopt animals. IACS adopted out 101 animals in a single day at a similar event in November 2019.

"That is a huge number for us. Typically we do about 14 to 15 adoptions a day. Being able to do over 100 was amazing for us," Jessica Amick said.

Roxie Randall, who manages community outreach efforts for the shelter said adoptions are critical right now because when the weather gets cold, they see more animals come in and fill up the shelter.

"That means a lot of people have been seeing their neighbors dogs tied outside for too long," Randall said. "They will report those and if the weather is too terrible and the owners aren't willing to bring them inside we do have to confiscate those animals. Which we don't want to do. "

In an effort to encourage people to adopt, the cost to adopt an animal is $5 for the entire month of February.

Get severe weather alerts on your phone

Working For You
If you have a problem and need help getting results, connect with RTV6 by emailing us at workingforyou@rtv6.com or filling out the form below.