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We're Open: Looking for a pet? Indy Humane is still doing one-on-one adoptions

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 15:10:48-04

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INDIANAPOLIS — While many of us are safe at home right now, if you’re in the market for a new pet, officials say now is a good time.

Due to COVID-19 a lot of shelters are closed to the public, but animal welfare is still the top of mind, so in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Indy Humane is doing one-on-one adoptions by appointment.

Indy Humane CEO David Horth wants people to know they can adopt, not shop because Indy Humane is open for business.

“Just in a different way. We’re still in-taking animals, we are still adopting animals, we are fostering animals. We are considered an essential business at this time, and we are doing everything we can possibly to for animal welfare,” Horth said.

In a normal two-week period, Indy Humane adopts out nearly 150 animals. Horth said they’re averaging about half that now. He said if you aren’t able to adopt right now you can consider fostering or making a monetary donation.

If you are interested in getting a new four legged family member call your local shelter or visit indyhumane.org.

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