Indianapolis Animal Care & Control

Jun 20 2011

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control

The Indianapolis Animal Care & Control is a division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety. These divisions emphasize the safety of the citizenry.  The Animal Care & Control division specifically helps with services that include pet adoption, surrendering animals, euthanasia, microchipping, and animal complaints.


The adoption fee is $60. It includes all age-appropriate vaccinations (except for rabies), a microchip, spay or neuter surgery, and a heartworm or feline leukemia test. If you are interested in adopting, you may view our adoptable animals here, then come into the shelter to see what pet is right for your home. A simple adoption application must be completed and identification is required.

Please note it is recommended you arrive at least one hour prior to closing time to adopt an animal.  This will allow time to interact with several animals from the adoption rooms and complete the necessary paperwork.  Adoption applications cannot be processed after the shelter has closed.

Surrendering Animals

IACC accepts any animals that are surrendered to us. Identification will be required at the time of the surrender, and we only accept animals during our business hours. If you find a homeless animal after our business hours, please contact the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4622. Surrendering an animal is free of charge, but donations are accepted.


If your pet has reached a point in his or her life when euthanasia is appropriate due to illness, injury or other suffering, we will provide humane euthanisia for your pet and take care of the remains for no charge.  We offer this service anytime during business hours.


Microchipping is the best way to ensure your pet is always carrying proper identification. In the case of a lost pet or natural disaster, this is the only way to ensure your pet will come back to you if it’s taken to a shelter. IACC offers microchipping without appointment anytime during normal business hours. The fee is $10.

Animal Complaints

If you have an animal complaint, please call the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4622 for assistance.