Indianapolis Animal Shelter Full, Offering Free Adoptions

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indianapolis’ largest public animal shelter is offering free adoptions because it’s run out of space to house any more cats and dogs.

The Indianapolis Animal Care Services’ shelter said Friday that it has no open dog kennels or cat cages and it’s offering adoptions at no cost.

2,640 hours and counting. That’s how long Rosie has been at the shelter, waiting for someone to come take her to a new home.

Deputy director Katie Trennepohl says “we desperately need the public’s help.”

The shelter says several dogs that are “frequently overlooked by adopters” have been at the shelter for more than 100 days.

Shelter officials say on the shelter’s Facebook page that if adoptions don’t increase soon, staff will be “forced to make some tough decisions.”

The shelter is located on Indianapolis’ south side.