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.
Community Cat Program
The Community Cat 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 stray and 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.
The Community Cat Program will allow qualifying stray and feral cats to be returned to their outdoor homes.
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.
For information about caring for outside cats, download our two
page Feral Cat Colony Guidelines document (.docx).
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 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
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 4:00pm. To receive dog or cat food you must:
1. Bring proof of spay/neuter for any animals to receive food and
2. Bring proof of low-income status, which includes any form of public assistance, unemployment, or proof of financial hardship.
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.