Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated! The money you donate stays right here in our community and goes to work for the homeless pets of Indianapolis Animal Care Services.  We can only help to improve the lives and support the welfare of our city shelter animals with continued and generous financial support.


Financial donations may be specified to certain programs or unrestricted. Unrestricted donations are our greatest need and you can donate unrestricted funds with the above link. If you would like to contribute to a specific fund, the below options are available to you through the connected Donation buttons:
IACS Special Request Fund – This fund assists the Chief of Animal Care Services with respect to the purchase of animal supplies, veterinary care, small equipment purchases, shelter volunteer and fundraising activities, not otherwise covered by IACS’s budget.

Island Boy Comfort Fund – This fund is in memory of Island Boy Shinn, a best buddy of Mike Shinn, president and current treasurer of the Friends Foundation. It was established to help comfort the animals during their stay at Indianapolis Animal Care Services. The fund is now used to purchase elevated Kuranda Beds for dogs to sleep on in their kennels. The elevated dog beds help comfort the dogs at the shelter by providing them with a soft, clean and dry bed during their stay.

Dirt’s Emergency Fund – This fund was established in the spring of 2005 in honor of Dirt, an Iraqi dog who befriended Lieutenant Colonel Mark Crisci during the latter part of 2004. Dirt became an unfortunate casualty of the war in January 2005 and Lt. Colonel Crisci donated $500 to FIACSFI in memory of his beloved friend and companion. He asked that the money be used to assist animals in need of emergency surgeries or that are otherwise faced with emergency situations.

Spay and Neuter Fund – Indianapolis Animal Care Services spays or neuters all animals prior to going to their new adoptive homes. Contributions to this fund help IACS cover the cost associated with spaying and neutering the animals in its care.

Community Cat Fund – Did you know that cats make up the largest population of shelter residents? They’re also less likely to be quickly adopted and they suffer from depression in even the nicest of shelter environments. But, cared for community cats can do extremely well and live out full and comfortable lives.  The IACS Community Cat program helps keep cats that could live as fixed, vaccinated and cared for community cats out of the shelter. Your donation to this fund helps IACS fund this innovative, life-saving program.