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    New Indy Humane Society Policy

    Our Humane Society is beginng a new policy where a person has to make
    a conseling appointment before they will accept an owner " turn in" of a pet.

    They also will not be accepting any stray animals. All strays must be taken
    in by local city Animal Care & control. I'm not sure how I feel about how
    effective this new policy will be. Our local ACC will see a great increase in animals & that's for sure.

    Any body else familar with this type of Humane Soc. policy in your area?


    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/15460645/detail.html
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    I work with a malamute group that does everything they can to prevent owner turn ins. They have no shelter, but use a network of foster homes. The group slogan is "we help people keep their dogs." Obviously not if the dog is being abused or is in danger ect, but if the owner is having training problems or wasn't prepared for a malamute, we do lots of talking "counselling".

    The humane society here doesn't take strays from within the city limits. If they are found outside of the city or in one of the other communitites that has no shelter, they'll take the animal. Strays within the city have to go to animal control first. That gives the owner a chance to reclaim them(and usually pay the large fines for loose animals!) If they aren't claimed and the shelter has room, they go over there. The euthansia rate at AC has declined dramatically since this started.
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    I think it's great that they make people take more time to work out
    any problems they may be having. I've always taken strays to HS because
    They have a bigger clientel & generally people who have more money adopt
    from there.

    Our city pound ACC, is working hard to better it's image in the
    community & invite more adoptions. The ACC is located in an out of the
    way part of town (Manufacturing area) & doesn't get enough traffic. I
    would hate to see them completely over run with animals.

    I guess it all comes down to money or the lack of it.
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    Perhaps they will transfer the dogs to the Humane Society once the three day hold is up. I know that our local animal control will transfer dogs to the SPCA (which is a not for profit organization) on occasion - although the SPCA will rarely take bully breeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clara4457
    Perhaps they will transfer the dogs to the Humane Society once the three day hold is up. I know that our local animal control will transfer dogs to the SPCA (which is a not for profit organization) on occasion - although the SPCA will rarely take bully breeds.

    I don't think that's their policy now. They do permit rescue groups to
    come in to pull individual dogs for adoption through their agency.
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    The Rescue outlook is starting to look a bit brighter.


    Shelters Come Together To Save Animals
    Animal Care And Control, Humane Society Of Indianapolis Reach Agreement

    POSTED: 4:30 pm EDT March 9, 2008


    INDIANAPOLIS -- Animal Care and Control and the Humane Society of Indianapolis are teaming up to help furry friends find homes and increase their survival rate.

    The two groups came together Sunday to sign a memorandum touted as a way to help each agency make better use of its resources.

    The agreement creates uniform intake procedures and adoption standards.

    The agencies pledged to work together to find the best care and placement for each animal.

    "Ignoring animals is ignoring the constituency, and it's a very important part of our community," said Martha Boden, of the Humane Society of Indianapolis. "If we want to make this the best place to live, we have to look at all of the citizens of our community."

    The agencies said they also hope to return more lost animals to their owners.

    Last year, the two agencies took in more than 27,000 animals and placed more than 10,000 in homes.

    Copyright 2008 by TheIndyChannel.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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