Indianapolis Animal Care & Control has animal care and control officers patrolling the streets of the city. The most serious issue the agency faces is pet overpopulation. In 2014, IACC cared for approximately 15,000 surrendered, homeless, abandoned, abused and neglected animals.
Animal care and control officers enforce all animal-related ordinances in Indianapolis. Animal care and control officers perform the following services for the city:
In 2013, animal care and control officers responded to over to 29,000 service calls.
Indianapolis Animal Care & Control will assist the public with sick or injured wild animals or wildlife confined in the living spaces of one's home. For further assistance with wildlife or exotic animals, contact the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at 317-232-4010 or one of the organizations listed below:
EARPS (Exotic Animal Rescue and Pet Sanctuary)- Exotic pet rescue and shelter.
Ferret Rescue and Halfway House - 765-349-0265. Ferret rescue, rehabilitation and adoptions.
For the Birds of Indiana - 317-877-1187. Wildlife rehabilitation. DNR permit holder for raptor rescue and rehabilitation.
Hillview Veterinary Clinic - 317-736-8880. Complete veterinary care for exotic, non-traditional pets, bird and injured/orphaned wildlife.
Humane Society of the United States wildlife resource guide.
Indiana House Rabbit Society - 317-767-7636 Rabbit rescue and adoptions.
Indiana Horse Rescue - 765-659-5209. Horse rescue, rehabilitation and adoptions.
Indiana Turtle Care - Turtle rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary.
Indy CLAW Rescue - 317-902-4025. Exotic pet rescue and shelter.
Providence Wildlife - 317-902-DUCK. Wildlife rehabilitation. DNR permit holder for raptor rescue and rehabilitation.