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Here you’ll find additional information about microchipping your pet, plus we’ve assembled a list of local resources for you and your BFF (best furry friend).

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High-tech prevention avoids heartbreak. That’s why we encourage everyone to microchip their pets! All adopted animals from HSHC come already microchipped. But, we’ll also microchip your other cats or dogs for $20.

Why Microchip Your Pet?


Percent of animals will become lost at some point during their lives.


Million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.


Percent of lost dogs that entered into a shelter found their way back home.


Percent of lost dogs are returned to their owners.


Percent of microchipped animals' chips are registered into a database with owner information.

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Missing pets rarely make it back home. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association confirmed a high rate of return of microchipped dogs and cats to their families, which is why all HSHC animals are microchipped.

Plus, we offer microchipping services for your other cats or dogs for $20.

Get directions to HSHC.


Low Cost Vet Care & Spay/Neuter

All Pet Health Care by Noah’s
3825 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN  46241
The ONLY FULL-SERVICE, discount clinic that is AAHA accredited in our area.

The Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic (www.lowcostclinic.org) is located next to HSHC. For additional information, call (317) 706-0537.

The FACE Clinic offers a limited number of free spay/neuter surgeries based on financial need and availability. They also offer free spay/neuter services for dogs in “high risk” categories, including Pit Bulls. For more information, call (317) 638-FACE.

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc. (SNSI) provides low cost solutions for those who qualify financially. Please call (317) 767-7771 for more information. 

Emergency Vet Services

Noah’s Animal Hospital 24 Hour Emergency Center
5510 Millersville Road Indianapolis, IN 46226
Phone: (317)244-7738

Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care
WEST: 6136 Crawfordsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46224
Phone: (317) 491-1900

Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care
SOUTH: 4625 East Stop 11 Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone: (317) 534-6000

VCA, Indianapolis Veterinary Specialists/Animal Emergency Center–Open 24 Hours
(Located West of I69 Behind Arby’s) 7712 CrossPointe Commons Fishers, IN 46038
Phone: (317) 578-4100

VCA, West 86th Street–Open 24 Hours
4030 W 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: (317) 872-0200

Pet Friendly Rentals

J.C. Hart Company is the most pet-friendly company when it comes to breed and size restrictions. In and around Hamilton County, J.C. Hart has 11 properties, including:






  • 66 Flats – Broad Ripple | TBD – Some size/breed restrictions on units available

Other Pet Friendly Rentals:

Boarding, Daycare & Training

Paws and Play

9001 133rd Place  |  Fishers, IN 46038  | 317.776.7824


9400 Corporation Dr.  |  Indianapolis, IN 46256  |  317.913.9400


9271 Park East Ct.  |  Fishers, IN 46038  |  317.296.6343

Free Pet Food Wednesdays

Good Samaritan Network in collaboration with various organizations, including HSHC, is pleased to provide free pet food weekly on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm and 1-3pm.

12933 Parkside Drive
Fishers, IN 46038

Various Dog/Cat food products and accessories are available. The type of food available varies from week to week. This is a first-come-first-serve program for residents of Hamilton County facing pet food budgetary needs.

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    Benefits of Neutering Males

    Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unsterilized, unsupervised males roam in search of a mate, risking injury in traffic and in fights with other males. They mark territory by spraying strong-smelling urine on surfaces. Indoors, male dogs may embarrass you by mounting furniture and human legs when stimulated.

    Don’t confuse aggressiveness with protectiveness; a neutered dog protects his home and family just as well as an unneutered dog, and many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.

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    Benefits of Spaying Females

    While their cycles vary greatly, most female cats exhibit the following signs when in heat. For four or five days, every three weeks, they yowl and urinate more frequently – sometimes all over the house – advertising for mates.

    Often, they attract un-neutered males who spray urine around the females’ home. Female dogs in heat also attract males from great distances. Female dogs generally have a bloody discharge for about a week, and can conceive for another week or so.*

    *With an older, seriously ill animal, anesthesia and surgery are complicated and costly.

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    Good Medicine

    A spayed or neutered animal will live a longer, healthier life:

    Spaying a female (removing the ovaries and uterus) or neutering a male (removing the testicles) are veterinary procedures with the same general anesthesia used in human medicine. Both surgeries usually require minimal hospitalization.

    Neutering a male cat or dog by six months of age prevents testicular cancer, prostate disease and hernias. Spaying a female cat or dog helps prevent pyometra (a pus-filled uterus) and breast cancer; having this done before the first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. Treatment of pyometra requires hospitalization, intravenous (IV) fluids, antibiotics and spaying. Breast cancer can be fatal in about 50 percent of female dogs and 90 percent of female cats.

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    Responsible Care

    You can help prevent the suffering and death of millions of animals. Conservative estimates state that every spay/neuter prevents on the average four unwanted births in each of the next three years. Almost everyone loves puppies and kittens, but some people lose interest when these animals grow up.

    As a result, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized annually or suffer as strays. Rarely surviving for more than a few years on their own, strays die painfully by starvation, disease, freezing or being hit by cars.

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    It's the Law

    It is MANDATORY to spay/neuter pets in Hamilton County. Anyone residing in Hamilton County that chooses to not spay or neuter their pet must complete and submit a Breeders Permit Application. The application is available at the Humane Society for Hamilton County or can be accessed by clicking here.

Why Spay / Neuter?

Each year, an estimated 4-6 million animals are euthanized in shelters. Millions more die by injury, poisoning, exposure, starvation, and disease. Most of these victims are the unwanted offspring of family pets. Not spaying or neutering your pet comes at great cost, including the estimated $2 million spent by U.S. taxpayers each year to round up, house, kill, and dispose of homeless animals. Only you can stop the suffering that results from pet overpopulation.

Love & Let Live

Every animal deserves a second chance at love — and life. We invite you to be part of the solution and give back to the animals who give us so much.