Owned Cat Resources
We believe that pets are a lifetime commitment. We also know things can happen from time to time impacting your ability to provide everything your cat needs. Below are common requests for assistance and services or agencies that can help.
Pet Food Assistance
Please download our file with low cost pet food pantries and discount stores.
If you need temporary emergency assistance, you can always ask for help from Indy Neighborhood Cats.
Emergencies pop up and the average person may not have enough to help with the cost of a vet visit. We believe finding health issues in cats early is just as important as it is for humans. Here are places to find help:
FACE Low Cost Animal Clinic
West Michigan Street Vet Clinic
Indy Cares In most cases Indy Cares can only help when you arrive at Indianapolis Animal Care Services to surrender a pet.
Indy Neighborhood Cats Request Assistance from INC
Spay / Neuter Assistance
Indy Humane Downtown Clinic (Formerly Animal Welfare Center)
Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinics
FACE Low Cost Animal Clinic
Please speak directly to the clinics about direct financial assistance they may offer.
Transportation to Appointments
Indy Neighborhood Cats (INC) can help find you and your cat a ride to pet food pantries, medical appointments or spay/neuter appointments. *
* some restrictions apply
Does your cat bite, have litter box issues, scratch, or not get along with other animals in your home? *Thinking about having kids and wondering how to introduce your cat to the new baby?
Please contact IndyHumane’s Feline Programs team at: email@example.com
*Declawed cats can have some of the long-term behavioral issues outlined above. Please make sure to mention this to the behaviorist. Paw repair surgery may be required. https://pawproject.org/about-us/about-the-paw-project/
If you and your pets are facing possible homelessness
SOAR (Street Outreach Animal Response) may be able to help. Many people will not access vital resources because of worry for their pets. SOAR’s mission is to maintain the human / animal bond. Please fill out their online form with as much detail as possible.
Resources to help locate lost cats
Finding your cat can be stressful and scary. First please post your cat on these sites.
If you MUST Rehome your cat
Please do not give your cat away for free under any circumstance. Please utilize these resources below to make the rehoming process as safe as possible for you and your cat.
The experts at Adopt-a-Pet.com with support from The Petco Foundation, have created a secure, trusted program to help you place your cat from your loving home directly to another.
IndyHumane surrender a cat
IndyHumane has an adoption program. Indy Neighborhood Cats partner closely with IndyHumane. They are a trusted place for cats who must be rehomed.
Indianapolis Animal Care Services – Owner surrender
Indianapolis Animal Care Services does accept pets when an owner needs to rehome. This is called owner surrender. Please plan in advance and email IACSIntake@indy.gov
Please allow them time to get back to you. The intake staff will respond and give you a date and time to bring your pets in. They do this to manage intake and give your pet the best chance for a new forever home.