The FACE Spay Neuter clinic is committed to providing accessible and affordable spay neuter resources, in addition to educating and empowering people to care for their pets. There is a large underserved segment of our community that has no connection to any animal welfare groups or veterinarians.
The FACE clinic seeks to close this "gap" by extending targeted spay/neuter,
medical, education and transportation resources beyond the walls of our clinic and into the neighborhoods of greatest need. Our targeted programs will focus on the animals at the greatest risk of being put down in the shelter or abandoned on the street. We will accomplish this through door to door community outreach, partnering with other animal welfare groups, community centers and working with our City government. Without this commitment to aggressive outreach programs, increased funding and resources, this segment of the animal population will continue to be a significant source of shelter intake or left to suffer
on the street.
Neighborhood Cats, stray and feral cats, are the greatest source of cat overpopulation. They produce 80%
of the cats and kittens that flood the City shelter every Spring and Summer.
To combat the number of cats entering Indianapolis shelters, and reduce the number killed there, FACE introduced the Neighborhood Cat Package under the Neighborhood Cat Progam.
FACE's Neighborhood Cat Program (NCP) is designed to help the people who care for and feed outside cats in Marion County neighborhoods care for these cats.
The Neighborhood Cat Package at FACE provides spay/neuter for outdoor, stray and feral cats to prevent those litters of kittens born on the streets.
According to Indianapolis City Ordinance, if you feed outdoor cats in Marion County,
they must be fixed, vaccinated, eartipped and registered with IndyFeral. Thankfully,
the Neighborhood Cat Program will take care of that for you.
For $20, the FACE Neighborhood Cat Package provides spay/neuter, vaccinations, eartip and flea/tick
control for outdoor cats in Marion County. If you live in zip codes 46201, 46203, 46221, 46241 or 46227
the Neighborhood Cat Package is available at no cost to you.
Through a generous grant from Petsmart Charities, if you live in one of the above mentioned zip codes,
FACE will waive the spay/neuter fee for indoor pet cats as well.
Thanks to Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) and
The McKinney Family Foundation for supporting the Neighborhood Cat Program.
For more information about caring for outside cats, go to IndyFeral.org.
Feral Freedom Program
The Feral Freedom program is a partnership between Indianapolis
Animal Care and Control (IACC),
FACE and The Southside Animal Shelter.
The goal of the program is to reduce euthanasia for feral cats that are trapped and brought to the city shelter.
Since feral cats are not socialized to people they are not adoption candidates nor appropriate to live indoors.
As such their only outcome is to be put down.
Under Feral Freedom, qualifying feral cats will be matched to a managed colony in their neighborhood
and returned to their outdoor home. All cats are neutered, vaccinated and eartipped for identification.
Neutering the cats greatly reduces the nuisance/mating behaviors associated with unaltered cats.
TNR education and enrollment is also offered to citizens who are trapping and taking cats to IACC
as a non-lethal alternative to the trapping and killing of the cats.
Casa Del Toro's Community Outreach Project
(sponsored by HSUS Pets for Life)
Casa Del Toro's Community Outreach Project is a partnership with The Humane Society of the
United State's "Pets For Life" Program. The "Pets For Life" program is an exciting new community outreach
effort that uses innovative strategies to save pets by helping communities that because of economic, social, linguistic
or cultural factors - don't have access to pet care information, resources or veterinary, despite an often great need.
Casa Del Toro Pit Bull Education and Rescue is spearheading this project which will offer
services to the top 10 underserved zip codes in our city for animal welfare services. The project is a grassroots,
boots on the ground, door to door education program. Free training classes with the goal of the residents and their
dogs obtaining their Canine Good Citizen Certification will also be offered.
FACE will be the partner clinic providing spay/neuter, medical care and transportation for
the pets or feral cats who are participating in this project.
It is our hope that by providing the free spay/neuter surgeries, medical care and training
classes to residents in targeted areas, we will reduce suffering, cruelty, prevent shelter overpopulation and
promote vet care for animals who live in underserved parts of our city. If we can keep animals with their families
and out of the shelter, our outreach efforts have succeeded.
Did you know that Indianapolis shelters are made up of more than 50% Pit-Bull or Pit-Bull
mix dogs? Of those more than 80% are killed. Many shelters will not even give a Pit-Bull a chance to find a home;
they are automatically killed.
Even with the negative perception of Pit-Bulls, they remain one of the most popular breeds in the country.
Often though, Pit-Bulls are popular for their mystique rather than companionship, so they are often living in
the wrong environment. As a result many Pit-Bulls and Pit-Bull mix dogs find themselves in shelters, homeless,
unwanted, abused, and/or victims of breed specific restrictions. Many suffer at the hands of people who engage
in illegal dog fighting. Josie is a perfect example of a Pit-Bull who nearly died because of the culture that
surrounds these dogs. Read Josie’s story.
Thanks to a grant from the Animal Farm Foundation, Pit-Bull and Pit-Bull mix dogs can get spayed/neutered and vaccinated
Find additional Pit-Bull information and resources at Indy Pit Crew.
Lend a Hand / Help a Paw Program
This program offers pet food and supplies such as leashes, collars, cat carriers, cat litter, etc. to
help families who are in need continue to care for their dogs and cats in their homes. FACE is currently accepting donations
for these items during our regularly scheduled hours. Thank you for supporting this program.
Pet Food Pantry Resources
FACE Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, 1505 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN. Animals must be spayed or neutered. The panty is open when FACE Clinic is open Monday through
Friday from 7am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm, and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Call FACE for more information, (317) 638-3223.
Indianapolis Pet Food Pantry, 456 Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN. The pantry is open for dog and cat owners and colony caretakers
every first and third Saturday of the month from Noon to 4pm. Animals must be spayed or neutered. The pantry is operated by
FIDO, www.fidoindy.org, (317) 221-1314.
Pet Supplies Plus Indianapolis area stores are also
accepting unopened dog and cat food, cat litter, and other pet supplies.
Thank you for partnering with FACE and supporting our mission.
FACE is the spay/neuter partner for all the dogs and cats adopted from
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.
Tender Loving Pets Doggy Daycare: Established in 1999, Tender Loving Pets Doggy Daycare became the first interactive facility for dogs in
Indianapolis. After many awards and happy dogs, they continue to build on their tradition and provide the open
indoor environment your dogs love. TLPets graciously allows FACE to send some of our adoptable dogs to daycare
during the week. This allows our dogs to become more socialized and ready for their forever homes.
It is located at 717 N Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317-631-DOGS.
Southside Animal Shelter
Every Dog Counts Rescue
St. Francis Neighborhood Health Center at Garfield Park
Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, IN
Mayor's Neighborhood Liaisons