Indy Humane hopes community will help buy bus

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INDIANAPOLIS — Keeping your pet healthy doesn’t come cheap or easy, but the Humane Society of Indianapolis is hoping to change that with a mobile pet service.

Indy Humane started an online crowdfunding campaign to raise money to buy a bus. The bus would be converted into a petmobile, taking low-cost services across the greater Indianapolis area.

“We (could) drive it into any neighborhood where we can set up shop and provide the services at low cost,” Jessica Lifford with Indy Humane said.

Last year, Indianapolis Animal Care and Control took in 18,000 animals. Some had to be euthanized and Indy Humane is hoping that by targeting the causes of animal surrender, they can help keep animals at home.

“The goal is to provide the services at a lower cost so that it is more accessible for everyone,” Lifford said.

Services would include low cost vaccines, flea and tick prevention and microchipping.

Indy Humane is running an online crowdfunding campaign to raise the money. It goes for another month and $27,000 is needed to buy and fix up the bus.

To help out, go to

INDIANAPOLIS — Keeping your pet healthy doesn’t come cheap or easy, but the Humane Society of Indianapolis is hoping to change that with a mobile pet service.

Indy Humane started an online crowdfunding campaign to raise money to buy a bus. The bus would be converted into a petmobile, taking low-cost services across the greater Indianapolis area.

“We (could) drive it into any neighborhood where we can set up shop and provide the services at low-cost,” Jessica Lifford with Indy Humane said.

Last year, Indianapolis Animal Care and Control took in 18,000 animals. Some had to be euthanized and Indy Humane is hoping that by targeting the causes of animal surrender, they can help keep animals at home.

“The goal is to provide the services at a lower cost so that it is more accessible for everyone,” Lifford said.

Services would include low-cost vaccines, flea and tick prevention and microchipping.

Indy Humane is running an online crowdfunding campaign to raise the money. It goes for another month and $27,000 is needed to buy and fix up the bus.

To help out, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indyhumane-awc-mobile-clinic-campaign.

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