New Site Coming

A new web site for Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care and Control is on its way. Please visit often to see updates… Also help us if you can in our efforts to improve the lives of shelter animals in YOUR animal shelter.

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Fun Fundraising Ideas for FIACCFI!

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There are so many fun ways to raise money for your favorite local animal charity (ahem!). Have you ever considered hosting a fundraising party with your friends?

Turn your next gathering into a Shelter Shower! Charity shower party themes are gaining momentum. Mom-to-be Jamie Lynn Sigler, star of HBO’s “The Sopranos,” recently hosted a baby shower with the help of her friends. All the gifts were donated to families in need. Some couples are also opting to make a list of their favorite charities for guests to donate to in place of the traditional wedding registry. (Don’t forget to include FIACCFI to your list!)

But you don’t need a life-changing event to hold a shower. Make your next cookout a “Barbecue for Bowzer.” Ask all your gurests to bring an item from the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control wish list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html?ie=UTF8&id=RAUNIZBHE5XI&type=wishlist

Be sure and send in your Shelter Shower photos so we can share all the creative ways Indy residents are helping out.

 
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Carter – A Shelter Success Story

Carter – A Shelter Success Story

Shelter life isn’t an easy life for animals. Some adjust better than others. Puppies, in particular, have a difficult time because of the high risk of disease along with the need to learn basic manners and socialization. Carter, just six months old, was a puppy having these struggles. While at the shelter, Carter quickly developed dermatitis mange, making it necessary for him to be quarantined during treatment.  Quarantine also meant that young Carter wasn’t getting any opportunities to socialize.

Not long after his condition cleared, a volunteer named Tiffany Riddle and her husband decided to take Carter home to foster even though they have two dogs of their own. In foster care, Carter flourished. He stayed with the Riddles for seven months before his forever family expressed interest in him.  Annie-Len Woodall Hendricks and her family quickly fell in love with Carter.

Now Annie posts pictures and videos of Carter’s training and development as well as Carter lounging around with her two young children. After doing such a great job in basic obedience training, his family decided to begin training Carter as a therapy dog. Annie said of Carter, “I can’t tell you how much he is a Godsend to us.” We, at the Friends think it’s the other way around. Thank you, Annie, for being a Godsend to Carter. We are so happy he is so loved!

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Shelter Pet of the Month – Meet Onyx!

Shelter Pet of the Month – Meet Onyx!

Our sweet Onyx needs a forever home!  Living in a shelter for a few months isn’t a dream life, but spending close to a year in a shelter is even worse! Adorable, loving Onyx has had some bad luck this past year. Onyx was surrendered by his owner when he was just seven months old along with his brother because his owner became allergic to cats. Onyx’s brother, Shadow, was quickly adopted. For some strange reason the ACC staff and volunteers can’t figure out, Onyx has been overlooked.  Even the dog-only volunteers love Onyx due to his fun-loving, snuggly personality!

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A Story of Love and Sacrifice

A Story of Love and Sacrifice

Last week, the staff and volunteers at Indianapolis Animal Care & Control were extremely moved by the sacrifice two girls were willing to make in the name of love.  These girls met our lovely Georgia (who’d been at the shelter since June!) at the PetSmart Adopt-a-Thon and fell in love.   Just a couple of days later, they came to IACC and adopted her.  The most moving part is that the girls used the money they had saved to see the band One Direction to adopt Georgia instead.

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Celebrate Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week!

Celebrate Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week!

We’re in the middle of “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week” (thanks PetFinder for such a great idea!) and we thought we’d get our community involved.  Friends is sure that many of our supporters have “less adoptable” pets of your own, pets that for one reason or another, many people wouldn’t give a second look.  It could be that you adopted a senior cat or dog, or a pet that had pre-existing health problems.  Maybe you’re one of our supporters who adopted a loving “bully breed” dog, or a dog with “attitude issues.”  We’d love to hear your success story with a “less adoptable” pet – who knows, it may encourage others to find an unexpected new family member at Indy Animal Care & Control this weekend!

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Shelter Pet of the Month – Meet Louie!

Shelter Pet of the Month – Meet Louie!

Our sweet Louie is a playful water bug that loves both people and other dogs. Sadly, however, Louie, a year and a half old stray, has spent the last 6 months living inside a cage at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. Even worse, Louie is Heartworm positive. Heartworm is one of the deadliest diseases a dog can acquire if left untreated. However, it’s also one of the most preventable ailments. A simple pill each month protects animals from Heartworm.

Many people don’t know that Heartworm cannot be spread from dog to dog, but only through the bit of an infected mosquito.  Unfortunately, sweet Louie is not the only dog at IACC that is Heartworm positive.  While Heartworm treatment is covered in the $60 adoption fee at IACC, it is important to remember that Heartworm treatment is incredibly costly and takes away from other needs at the shelter.

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An Update on Everyone’s Favorite Miracle

FIACCFI and Indianapolis Animal Care & Control staff have been overwhelmed with the incredibly positive response to Miracle’s situation.  We are happy to report that Miracle is recovering very nicely and comfortably in his foster home.  He just had a follow-up appointment with his vet, and the vet said Miracle is doing very well.  Thanks to all of the donations from individuals and families who were touched by Miracle’s story, it appears we have raised enough money to cover all of her vet expenses.

Again, FIACCFI supporters are helping save and improve lives for Indianapolis’ homeless animals every day.  Thank you for all you do!

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We Are So Thankful!

We Are So Thankful!

FIACCFI just received an incredibly generous donation from the Indianapolis Associates of the Capital Group Companies and “Thank You” doesn’t come close to expressing how grateful we are.  We are blown away by the generosity and support from the employees and associates of Indianapolis Associates of the Capital Group Companies and wanted to let all of our friends and supporters know how awesome they are.

Through the Company’s “Casual for a Cause” program, they raised $2,764.77 for the animals at Indianapolis Animal Care & Control.  On behalf of FIACCFI, the employees of ACC, and most importantly the animals being sheltered there, we want to say how much we greatly appreciate the generosity of Indianapolis Associates of the Capital Group Companies employees.  All of your donations will be used entirely for animal care needs at the shelter.  THANK YOU!!

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Miracle Lives Up To His Name

Miracle Lives Up To His Name

Look at this sweetheart.  We at FIACCFI cannot imagine the trauma and horror he has gone through in the last few days.  At just 8 weeks old, this puppy was severely injured in a terrible case of animal abuse.  Thanks to the talented and compassionate staff at Indianapolis Animal Care & Control, our little puppy, now named “Miracle”, will have a second chance at a happy and loving life. 

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