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Indianapolis Animal
Care Services


The adoption fee is $60. It includes all age-appropriate vaccinations (except for rabies), a microchip, spay or neuter surgery, and a heartworm or feline leukemia test.

If you are interested in adopting, you may View our Adoptable Animals.

Then, come into the shelter to see what pet is right for your home. A simple adoption application must be completed and identification is required.

Please note it is recommended you arrive at least one hour prior to closing time to adopt an animal. This will allow time to interact with several animals from the adoption rooms and complete the necessary paperwork. Adoption applications cannot be processed after the shelter has closed.

Surrendering Animals

IACS accepts any animals that are surrendered to us. Identification will be required at the time of the surrender, and we only accept animals during our business hours from noon-6pm, Monday-Saturday. If you find a homeless animal after our business hours, please contact the Mayor's Action Center at 327-4622.

Surrendering an animal is free of charge to Marion County residents, but donations are accepted. For out-of-county residents, a $40 fee will be charged. We do not accept checks for this fee and a surcharge may be applied for debit and credit cards.


Microchipping is the best way to ensure your pet is always carrying proper identification. In the case of a lost pet or natural disaster, this is the only way to ensure your pet will come back to you if it's taken to a shelter. IACS offers microchipping without appointment anytime during normal business hours. The fee is $10.

Animal Complaints

If you have an animal complaint or concern, please call the Mayor's Action Center at 327-4622 or visit RequestIndy. ​​

Mon : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tues: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed.: 10.a.m. - 6.p.m.
Thurs: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed: Sundays & City Holidays
All paperwork for adoptions or claimed animals must be completed at least 30 minutes prior to posted closing time.

Animal In​take Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Closed: Sundays & City Holidays
To Request Assistance or Report Animal Abuse:

Call: 317.327.4622

Quick Links:

 Adopt a Pet!

  Make a Donation

 Search for Lost Pets

 Animal Ordinances
  (Sections 251, 531, & 836)