HSHC Services & Other Resources

The Humane Society for Hamilton County offers discounted pet microchipping, free behavior counseling, pet cremation services in partnership with Pet Angel, and free pet food and supplies in partnership with Good Samaritan of Hamilton County.  Learn more below.

We've Got Your Back

Discounted Pet Microchipping

We always recommend both dogs and cats wear collars and tags–because no one ever plans for their pet to get out.  But collars and tags can be removed or come off.  The best way to ensure your pet makes it home safely is with a microchip.

HSHC offers the public discounted microchipping for just $35–no appointment required. Stop in any time during our administrative hours of operation.


Free Behavior Advice

We want to help you keep your pet.  Don’t let behavior challenges discourage you.  Contact us at behaviorcoordinator@hamiltonhumane.com for support.  Our Resource Center also offers behavior tips to address common issues with CATS and DOGS.

Free Pet Food & Supplies

Good Samaritan Network in collaboration with HSHC and other groups, offers Hamilton County residents facing financial hardship free pet food. Food is supplied on an as-needed basis.

If you are facing hardship and in need of assistance with pet food or supplies, please call Good Samaritan Network at 317-842-2603  ext 206.

Pet Cremation

We partner with Pet Angel Memorial Center to provide dignified and affordable options when your pet passes away. You may bring your deceased pet to HSHC and  our team will walk you through the process.

Options are available for either individual or communal cremation. Urns and a variety of keepsakes like paw prints are also available for purchase. For more information call (317) 773-4974 or come in during our hours of operation.  No appointment is necessary.

Other Local Services

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.lowcostspayneuterindiana.org) is located at 1721-A Pleasant Street in Noblesville next to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. 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

Health Benefits of Spay/Neuter

Did you know your pet will live a longer, healthier life when spayed or neutered?

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 (an infected uterus) and breast cancer.  Having this done before the first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.

Learn more below!

  • 01.

    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.

  • 02.

    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.

  • 03.

    Pet Overpopulation

    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.

  • 04.

    It's the Law in Hamilton County

    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 FREE Breeders Permit Application to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. 



Pet Friendly Plate Program

By choosing the Pet Friendly license plate, you are not only showing your love of pets, you’re helping make every Indiana shelter a zero-kill shelter.

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.