Indianapolis Animal Care accepts stray and owner-surrendered animals from members of the community. Animals can be dropped off at the shelter during Animal Intake hours only (Noon-6pm, Mon-Sat). You must present current identification in order to surrender any animal. This service is free to Marion County residents with valid ID or proof of residence. All out-of-county residents will be charged a $40 fee per animal.
Please drive around the building to the area marked Animal Drop Off where a member of our staff will assist you. Please ensure your animal is secured by a leash or enclosed in a carrier.
Every animal that is surrendered to the shelter is evaluated for its health and behavior for our adoption kennels. Though we cannot guarantee that an animal will make it to the adoption floor, every effort is made to find a rescue organization or foster home to help place the animal.
To better assist us when evaluating your animal, we encourage you to bring any medical records you may have. Additionally, bringing toys, treats, food, blankets or other belongings will make the transition easier for your animal. We will make every effort to send these belongings with your animal should it be sent with a rescue group or adopted.
If you are considering surrendering your animal because you are unable to provide food for it, consider the FIDO/IACC Food Pantry before turning in your animal(s).