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‘Canine Express’ gives Indiana pets chance at adoption

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INDIANAPOLIS (April 4, 2014) – More than a hundred dogs and cats from Indiana will find a new home in New England.

It’s part of a program called “Canine Express.”

The animals will go to the east coast where they can get adopted faster because there are laws that encourage and help people pay for spaying and neutering.

“People really want to do the right thing. They do want to get their pets spayed and neutered,” said Jessica Lifford with the Indy Humane Welfare Center. “Veterinarians tell us that there are definite health and medical benefits to having their pets fixed.”

An Indiana lawmaker is trying to get a similar law passed in Indiana but hasn’t had any luck so far.

As part of Thursday’s program, 66 dogs and 40 cats were sent out east.

Canine Express started in December 2004. The group said it has about 30 partner shelters and has helped more than 9,000 Indiana shelter dogs.

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