IndyHumane finds five illegally abandoned pets outside shelter this week

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 8, 2014) – Five animals were illegally abandoned outside a Marion County humane society this week, endangering the animals, according to the Humane Society of Indianapolis.

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Photo of the abandoned Dachshund

IndyHumane released pictures and video of a Chihuahua Dachshund mix, a small Dachshund and three cats being abandoned on the property after staff made the discoveries within a two-day period this week.

“Thankfully, all five animals were found before it was too late,” the Humane Society of Indianapolis posted on its Facebook page.  “Please, please ring our doorbell and talk to our staff when it comes to unwanted animals.”

IndyHumane does not charge a fee for surrendering an animal. Abandoning animals is illegal in Marion County and can be dangerous or even fatal to the animals, the organization said.

According to IndyHumane, unwanted litters are one of the leading causes of animal surrenders, and they encourage you to help reduce pet overpopulation by spaying or neutering your pet.

The group said you can learn more about low-cost, high-quality options in your area by dialing 211.