Indianapolis Humane Society to stop taking in strays

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Humane Society of Indianapolis says a budget deficit is forcing it to stop accepting stray animals and to change its procedure for taking in unwanted pets.

Chief executive Martha Boden says the policy changes should cut $800,000 from its operating budget and wipe out the deficit next year.

Under new procedures for giving up pets, a Humane Society staffer might suggest tips or training classes to improve behavior. The owner will have to make an appointment for the drop-off and provide a life history of the pet.

The changes take effect March 15th.

City public safety director Scott Newman says he expects the changes will send more animals to the Marion County pound.


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