Cheri Storms has been instrumental in helping develop a similar program in my home state of Florida. Indiana Humane Services is the gold standard in how to successfully run a spay/neuter program. Their work is admirable and their desire to help others is amazing. Because of Cheri and this program we were able to get a program started that has grown each year and helped thousands of pets.
Thanks to Cheri and IHS for their work in this field, dedication and for showing everyone that the true way to reduce and eliminate euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets is to do it from the top down---spay and neuter!!
Indiana Humane Services is the best nonprofit for animals in Indiana. I am absolutely in awe of their work and dedication. They have helped my small town countless times in an effort to reduce the cat overpopulation issue we have. They ARE truly leading the way to a better life for Indiana animals. Their many accomplishments are based on compassion, dedication, and a strong moral compass. KUDOS! *Below are only a few of the beneficiaries of Indiana Humane Services*
SAR can't count the times IHS has been there for our rescued babies, time and time again after 15 years and 600+ animals later this organization has given not just low cost affordable vetting but "hard to find" hands on love, soft words of incouragment, even singing little tunes to keep a rescued scared fur baby calm, their bed side manors go beyond our wildest hopes and dreams for our rescues. I absolutely have tears in my eyes thinking about the different past and present rescues they have helped of ours. What many don't know is all the "stress" and "money" IHS has saved us over the years which has made it possible to help our Speedway Town residents with their personal pets who may have fallen on hard times with critical surgeries after being hit by a car or sick with HW or parvo or meds for anxiety or just food you name it, the love has been given by IHS and its team.
I can also honestly say I am not sure after 15 years in the rescue field and 600+ rescued animals later, if we would still be here able to help rescued animals or our town residents with their pets if it wasn't for IHS. Thank you IHS TEAM !!!
My husband and I have been sponsors of the annual Hair Ball fundraiser for many years now. It is an annual event that raises money for Indiana Humane Services (formerly SNSI). Although there are many worthy animal welfare groups, I liked the idea of their mission which addresses the euthanasia problem at the beginning by preventing over-population. I have served on the Hair Ball committee and know many of the wonderful leaders and volunteers. I cannot say enough about their dedication and integrity. This is an organization with low administrative costs so the majority of donations go to the cause - surgeries. What a great organization!
Simply put, Indiana Humane Services' mission and team are terrific! Without their services, our state would be swimming in stray and unwanted companion animals. I'm the founder and director of the CanINE Express Transport Project that has changed the venue for over 12,000 south central Indiana shelter dogs and close to 700 shelter cats in the 16 years of our Project resulting in their being adopted. Due to the spay/neuter certificates provided by Indiana Humane Society to our area shelters, we are able to transport their "fixed" dogs and cats to our receiving shelter partners in northern Indiana, northern Illinois, and New England which greatly helps them "go home" quickly once they arrive.
I was recently awarded enough feral cat vouchers from Indiana Humane Services to spay and neuter all the feral cats in a local trailer park. After getting permission to trap from the park owner he agreed to finance and build winter shelters for all the cats. Without the help of Indiana Humane Services this would not have been possible. It's a great feeling to know that these cats have been vaccinated and will be warm this winter. Indiana Humane Services is a top notch organization and I appreciate them so much!
As a volunteer at my local Humane Society I have seen the impact spay and neuter services has on the animal community, as well as the greater community. Stray animal populations left unchecked lead to sick animals and their community caregivers feel helpless to ease their suffering. By being able to offer TNR services through the use of the vouchers provided to the Humane Society the cycle can be broken, benefiting the entire community.
We are a very small non-profit that rescues medical and behavioral needs dogs. Fundraising is difficult due to our small size, so our veterinary bills frequently exceed the funds in our bank account. The 10 free certificates we receive each year from Indiana Humane Services is a true life-saver to our organization. Those certificates alleviate our year financial burden by more than $1,000. We can't say enough about this wonderful organization.
We are a very small special needs (physical and behavioral) dog rescue and as such we have higher than normal medical bills for our foster animals. The 10 spay-neuter certificates we receive through a grant from Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana is a Godsend to us and helps us to divert money that would have been needed for alteration surgeries to the much-needed medical care of our foster dogs. Through SNSI we are able to literally save more lives.
This organization has truly been a life saver for us, this year in particular! We are inundated with community cats in our area and most of them are in a very financially poor area, so the caretakers do not have the funds to help. Indiana Humane Services were more than happy to step up and help us help them! With COVID, we really weren't sure how or if we would be able to help these people and animals, but we could ONLY because of the assistance of this fantastic organization. We are so grateful for their support and we would (and do!) recommend them to anyone and everyone!
What a wonderful organization! Central Indiana Lab Rescue & Adoption (CILRA) is one of the many rescues that receives certificates from Indiana Humane Services for free spay/neuter surgeries and we are so thankful to be part of their program. Not only do the certificates help with expenses, but more importantly, they also help us do our part in advancing Indiana Humane Services' mission to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs.
This organization is wonderful. Helps all animals by providing crucial Spay/Neuter services at a discount rate. Rescues would not exist without organizations like this.
Indiana Humane Services is an awesome organization that helps so many dogs and cats in need. They have helped our rescue numerous times when we are in need of a spay or neuter and low on funds. We do not adopt animals out until they have been fixed, so without their help we would not only incur additional expenses of our own, but also keep a dog from finding a furever home quickly!
As a lobbyist for animal welfare in Indiana, I found Cheri Storms and SNSI to be the most effective animal welfare organization in the state. Not only have they successfully marketed statewide the need for spay/neuter and saved thousands of animals lives through their efforts, they are very effective at advocating for cultural change that is critical to the welfare of animals now and in the future in the state of Indiana. Together we were successful in getting mandatory spay/neuter passed - a real win for a Midwest state. Hats off to this wonderful organization and their dedicated staff.
As a past board member and volunteer for several animal non-profits in Morgan County, I have seen the direct lifesaving impact SNSI has made to not only animals, but the people who care for them. The reach SNSI has in our state is extensive.
SNSI keeps the spay/neuter message in front of the public with the pet friendly license plates, which I proudly display. Their SNAP program allows low-income pet owners access to affordable spays and neuters. And the spay/neuter certificates available to non-profits helps reduce the financial burden of spaying and neutering animals in their care.
SNSI is also an outspoken advocate for animal welfare in our state always pushing for better laws from our lawmakers.
Other states would be lucky to have even one arm of what SNSI does for the State of Indiana. I highly recommend SNSI for any type of spay/neuter assistance. It’s only a call or a click away!
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana has been such a wonderful resource for The Humane Society of Hobart. We receive vouchers for free spay/neuter surgeries which increases our capacity to provide more services to our stray population and community cats. We are so grateful for these services as spay/neuter surgeries are the second largest line item in our budget. As a non-profit animals shelter with limited resources the assistance we receive from SNSI is vital to operations and ensures our work is impactful in the community. Thanks to SNSI for their hardworking dedication to the welfare of pets and the people that care for them!
Years ago, a friend of mine found a momma cat and her nine kittens outside of her apartment complex. I took them in and fostered them. With the help of Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, we were able to get all of them spayed/neutered prior to finding them homes! I have been a supporter ever since. Over the years, I have donated and been to multiple fundraisers. This is a very worthy cause and organization!
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana......they have been a GODSEND for our small White County Indiana Shelter Happy Tails Animal Care Center, also known a Happy Tails Animal Shelter of White County on Facebook. Our shelter is small and located in the small town of Monticello. This being said, we are a no-kill, our shelter is not funded by the county, the only funds we receive are through donations, fundraisers and adoptions. If it was not for SNSI and their spay/neuter certificates it would be hard for us to keep our shelter open. Every stray we receive is always fixed before being adopted. Not only do we receive the certificates to get strays neutered/spayed, there is also another life saver. The
Community Cat certificates , to get so many strays fixed, and ear clipped, so they can continue living their lives without producing more unwanted kittens into the world. Thank you !! SNSI because of your certificates helping us, we are able to take in , care and feed the cats and dogs that come into our shelter.
Our shelter TNRs over 350 cats/kittens per year. SNSI has been a big help to make this more feasible for our shelter and reduce over population in our community.
I can't think of another group in the state that has done more for animal welfare than SNSI and we are so fortunate for all their work to promote healthcare to so many pets for so many years.
As the Vice President of a non-profit animal rescue from 2003 to 2016, I saw the impact of the support SNSI gave to us that resulted in over 8,000 dogs and cats rescued and fixed.
Now as the Executive Director of a spay/neuter clinic, we are able to assist low-income family pets to assure they are fixed and healthy all thanks to SNSI.
Without the fundraising and amazing work this group has done, our state would be facing a much more dire animal population explosion. SNSI is critical to Indiana and its residents.
SNSI is vital to Indiana and our united goal of ending pet homelessness from the smallest towns to the largest cities in our state. When there is a pet in need, SNSI is there. From supplying all 501c3 rescues and shelters with free surgeries to help off-set the huge financial burden of caring for animals in need, to supporting transport operations getting Indiana dogs to other states whose shelters are empty, focused community cat programs by each community's residents, and of course those who could not pay for a spay/neuter for their pet on their own, SNSI assures no pet is left behind. Our state's animal welfare situation gets better every year because of the amazing, un-ending dedication SNSI gives.
Our organization has been a partner with SNSI for many years. They support over 275 groups in Indiana--which is truly incredible! Their mission is right on track with the needs of animal welfare in Indiana--to become a no-kill state. And they work incredibly hard to make this happen by offering financial assistance for spay/neuter to Indiana pet owners and by offering the Pet Friendly Group Grant Program to Indiana animal welfare groups. All of these efforts, and more, are making a significant impact on pet overpopulation in our state. I applaud their efforts and our organization is constantly spreading the word about SNSI's programs and sharing how others can support cause. Thank you SNSI!
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana is a great organization that helps not only shelter animals, but many owned animals as well. This service is a great resource for families wanting to do the right thing and have their pets fixed, even when money is an issue. There are many participating Vets to choose from, which helps make it easier to get an appointment. Unfortunately, here is Johnson County, there isn't a low cost clinic available. However, with the SNSI program our residents can get their pets done at a fraction of the price!
SNSI is such a valuable organization to our state! Every state should have something like this. I operate a program that provides assistance for pets living in poverty, and so many of my clients are beyond grateful to learn that a program exists to help them take care of their 4-legged family members. I have found, more often than not, that for some families it truly is about the cost of services. They WANT to have their pets spayed/neutered, but sometimes even the low cost at a high volume clinic is too much to afford. SNSI is a truly life-saving program! It keeps pets out of shelters when their owners can't afford the services they need!
When 2 of our founders (veterinarians) retired, we reached out to SNSI for feral cat spay/neuter assistance. They have helped us each year by providing vouchers so we can continue to reach our goal of keeping feral cats out of our local municipal shelter through Trap-Neuter-Return. SNSI staff is organized and efficient! They have played a large role in our community to reduce the euthanasia of feral cats.
SNSI has done so much to end pet overpopulation in Indiana and to decrease the number of homeless animals that have to be euthanized. Thank you to such an amazing non-profit.
I can't say enough good things about SNSI! They are an outstanding source of help for shelters and rescues alike as we all work together to increase our live outcomes around the state. We started a life saving cat transport to other states where cats are in shorter supply in 2016. SNSI was one of the first organizations to jump in and assist with extra spay neuter vouchers as they were able. Such a huge help! in 2018, 301 cats were transported to other shelters and in 2017 that number was 365.
This isn't even mentioning the outstanding conference put on for shelter and rescue organizations around the state this summer providing an incredible network resource to all the multiple agencies in the state of Indiana working towards the betterment of life for animals in Indiana. Awesome people to work with -- an incredible partner agency!!
InKy Animal Rescue is so thankful for SNSI. It’s the first year for our rescue and we were able to help some dogs and cats get spayed/neutered. Every spay/neuter helps the community. Thank you for all you do and the helping support of our rescue. Your support person/people are fantastic.
Spay neuter is life!!! Spay Neuter Services of Indiana leads the way for the whole state to get all pets spayed and neutered and all shelters to spay neuter before adoption!!!! They do very very important work and Indiana is very blessed to have them!!! Thank you!!
SNSI has been and continues to be an amazing partner with the Indy Mega Adoption Event. Before each of the events many of the smaller nonprofit rescues and shelters often have difficulty spaying or neutering multiple animals at a time in order to have them ready to bring to the event to be adopted. Our volunteers are able to work with the groups and reach out to SNSI for certificates for the groups when they’re in a pinch. SNSI never fails to step up which means many small shelters and rescues are able to clear their shelters completely at the Mega events twice a year. Thank you SNSI!
I am a volunteer for the Morgan County Humane Society Community Cat Program. SNSI has been integral part of keeping out TNR program going by supplying much needed Spay/neuter certificates. The conference that was arranged last year by SNSI was well organized and informative. So glad this great organization exists in our state!
The Humane Society of Hobart, Inc. is so grateful to SNSI. Because of them, we are finally able to start a community cat program in our area. Their guidance and support, including their fabulous conference this year, helped us on our way to this new lifesaving program!
This non profit has been a HUGE blessing and help to our rescue in continuing the mission of spaying and neutering to cut down on the over pet population and end the needless euthanasia of healthy adoptable animals. We appreciate their hard work and can't say enough great things about how easy they are to work with.
This nonprofit has been a life-saver--LITERALLY! They are ensuring that the residents in the state of Indiana have access to affordable spay or neuter. Many pet owners are reluctant to spay or neuter their pets due to cost. Research has shown that a majority of pet owners are willing to get their pet spayed or neutered if the cost was not prohibitive. Well, that's the wonderful service that SNSI provides. They help make it affordable for everyone. We are SO THANKFUL FOR THIS ORGANIZATION!
If not for SNSI helping to fix so many shelter cats & dogs, I'm not sure where Newton County Animal shelter would be. We also received help with the Community Cats program. Last year in June alone we sent 58 stray cats & kittens to rescues. This year in June we only sent 17. This is made possible by spaying & neutering. Thank you for all the hard work you guys do.
We are a small rescue that focuses on felines. Without the help of Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana we would not be able to help as many as we do. So many shelters are much larger and have been offering adoptions free that we cannot compete. With our adoption/donation fee we use to spay/neuter the next in line. SNSI has been a godsend.
SNSI is a great assistance to Indiana residents for helping curb the pet unwanted stats. Rescue Me R.C.H.S. has referred many people that want to be responsible pet owners, who just can't afford the cost of spay/neuter. As a small rescue, we struggle with the cost ourselves and SNSI program is a godsend to East Central Indiana. Great people.
SNSI has been wonderful in helping us at The Animal Protection League, Inc in Anderson, IN
We are an open intake shelter for the city limits of Anderson and the help they provide is so appreciated.
As Treasurer of the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc. (ARPO), I am particularly grateful for the assistance of SNSI. We serve homeless pets in the Indianapolis area. Spay/neuter certificates are crucial to the work we do and to helping keep our medical costs down. Thank you SNSI for the great work that you do!
As the only TNR group in St. Joseph County, Meow Mission typically has a two-month waiting list for help. Since we're a relatively small group, the amount of financial assistance we can give a colony caretaker is limited. Often, those caretakers without the ability to help pay for any of their colony neutering cost go to the bottom of our waiting list.
This summer, a very nice elderly lady contacted us for help. She said she can't afford to fix her cats but also can't afford to keep feeding them. She was completely overwhelmed and didn't know what to do. Three years ago, she started with three cats. All were pregnant. Flash forward and she now had 23 cats plus a 6 week old litter, a 3 week old litter, and a 2 day old litter. As if that's not bad enough, 3/4 of the adults were female!
Her husband works but they don't have any extra $ for spay/neuter. A colony of this size would be over $1,000 just in spay/neuter/vaccines. She said she could try to send us a little each month, but that wouldn't even put a dent in the cost.
Thanks to the help from SNSI, we were able to trap/neuter/return ALL of this colony. All of us at Meow Mission are so grateful for the help we've received from SNSI in spaying and neutering our community cats.
We are very grateful for Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana. They work very hard to ensure that rescues can continue and expand their missions. We have been able to spay/neuter/vaccinate hundreds of free-roaming cats that we would not been able to without their help. Not only do they help with S/N, but also indirectly by allowing us to funnel other public donations to help with much needed medical care for the felines we encounter. This is little Ollie. When he was about 8 weeks old, he had such a bad eye infection, we were worried that it would burst before we could get him to a vet. Ollie's surgery went well and he is now thriving! Thanks to SNSI helping us with S/N funding, we are able to reach out and help free-roaming cats with other severe issues such as Ollie had. Thank you SNSI! Chris Bralick- President, Elkhart County Feral Cat Coalition, Inc.
I am a veterinarian that works at a non-profit spay/neuter clinic, and I am also an advisor for the local campus Trap-Neuter-Return program, DePauw Campus Cat Allies. SNSI has provided invaluable support through spay/neuter certificates that have allowed us to fix campus cats. In addition, the spay/neuter certificates have allowed me to reach out to other cat caretakers in the community and offer spay/neuter assistance to people who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Pictures of a few of the many cats we have helped. Thank you SNSI!
As a president of a cat rescue in Indianapolis, I cannot say enough great things about SNSI. Without their assistance, we would have far more debt in our veterinary budget. The annual spay/neuter certificates that we receive are like GOLD. Thanks to grants, they have also been able to send us more than our standard annual allotment, which helps us stop more cats from breeding. The town we service used to have many, many litters of feral kittens each year. Now we only get a couple calls a year. Thank you SNSI for helping us!
As a young and tiny non-profit, we've reaped the benefits of SNSI's hard work. Because of their grant certificate program we were able to extend our funds to make sure that all medical care costs were covered for a senior dog with pyometra needing emergency surgery. SNSI is an exceptional organization and Indiana shelters, rescues, and cat/dog lovers are fortunate it exists.
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana. We can't say enough about them. We take in so many owner surrender or shelter hounds that have not been fixed yet. They have helped so much in their service to help non profits. Keep donating to them to make a HUGE difference in the lives of pets. Keep up the good work SNSI
Great place. They are helping stop the over population of animals. We are a 501 c 3 non-profit they helped us with a guy that was a hoarder of cats and kittens. With out the help we won't have been able to get the cats and kittens fixed and in forever homes. Can't thank them enough for the help
SNSI offers a tremendous service to people who may not be able to afford spay and neuter services for their pets. More and more people are becoming aware of pet overpopulation, the number of pets killed in shelters every year, and the medical benefits of spay or neuter. SNSI plays a big role in actively seeking to educate people and end the needless killing of unwanted pets.
For many years SNSI made it possible for Rescue Farm to rescue over 8,000 dogs and cats from over-crowded shelters. When funds were low, they assured us not to stop pulling because they would be able to pay the surgery fee so we could focus on caring, rehab, training, feeding, and adoption events to make sure every animal got a second chance.
Thank you SNSI for being a part of something so amazing and believing in us. Our little rescue in little Poland Indiana could not have done it without your generosity!
As a shelter director, I can’t say enough good things about SNSI and what an asset they are to the welfare of animals across the state. Spaying/neutering really tackles the root of most problems surrounding animal welfare. Not only do they help community members get their pets fixed affordably, they also support shelters with vouchers to get those cats/dogs fixed prior to adoption. THIS is the state-wide program to support!!
SNSI is the best. I own Kitty Castaways Cat Rescue here in Indianapolis, IN. Everyone I've talked to has always been courteous and very professional. They explained how to apply for spay/neuter certificates that helped us out so very much. We are not a large rescue and most medical needs come out of my pocket. I have asked for pamphlets, literature and advertising items to promote SNSI because it is a great cause with great people. Thank you all for doing such a great job for the animals. ❤️
Being the TNR Coordinator for Hendricks County Community Cats Program, I am so grateful for the SNSI certificates. We would not be able to serve our community to the same degree with out these services!!
Thank you for helping us help the many animals in need!!
I’m the Vice President of Waldo’s Muttley Crew Animal Rescue. We have been the recipient of many free spay and neuter certificates. This is such a great program! Vet bills are our highest expense but these certificates lighten our load! With programs such as these I know the main goal is to try and control the overwhelming pet population in Indiana. Keep up the excellent work !
Can’t thank SNSI for allowing Ruts Rescue to help save more animals by offering their services! We are able to vet foster animals faster and more economically because of their assistance! We are so grateful to them!
I am the Rescue Coordinator at Muncie Animal Care & Services. I cannot describe what a positive impact SNSI has had on our community. We have been able to spay/neuter and find forever homes for so many more animals because of them. Thank you SNSI for being there for animal facilities, the animals and for their families.
Aren’t they adorable? However, if you’re a shelter or rescue trying to place unwanted cats or kittens, we know there are simply not enough homes to accommodate these sweet little ones.
North Central Indiana Spay & Neuter works on a daily basis with Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI), who – along with our fantastic vets at Wildcat Valley Animal Clinic and the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic in Brownsburg – have helped our feline intake numbers plummet in Tippecanoe County.
To assist in these efforts we continue to adhere with our policy of follow up phone calls to ensure appointments are kept and spaying the mothers of surrendered kittens. Additionally, by using a bit of creativity and raising the $20.00 co-pay for people who cannot even afford this amount, a “free” surgery is possible!
Just how much have our intake numbers dropped? Stay tuned – we will release them the beginning of 2018. Our sincere THANK YOU to Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana for their assistance! They rock!!
Nita Pollock, Director
North Central Indiana Spay & Neuter
This family came to us in need of help the mother was very sick and took 2 rounds of heartworm treatments. With the help from snsi with spay and neuter vouchers for the whole family to help off set some cost we had the funds to start all the puppies on heartworm prevention.
We are SO incredibly grateful for the services SNSI provides. Overpopulation begins with affordable spay/neuter and SNSI is a leader in this fight! LOVE my license plate too!
We love Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana! Their team does so much good in our state to help with overpopulation. From sending our shelter vouchers for our animals and reaching out to us when we had an 88 dog intake in one day to offer help and support. We have seen reduced puppy and kitten litters in Owen County, thanks to this organization and their team work approach! This litter of puppies were able to be spayed/neutered before adoption thanks to SNSI!
This is a wonderful organization! At Beacon of Hope's Foster Pet Program we are very grateful for SNSI. We are a non-profit organization and we need all the help we can get. SNSI is there for us, every year!
SNSI is a wonderful organization! Would highly recommend helping advertise for them and encouraging donations and the use of the license plate! Helped our rescue
SNSI is a fantastic organization! They have helped our shelter numerous times by their services and educational opportunities. We really appreciate you.
This organization is TOP-NOTCH! Their thorough operations that cover a wide area of needs with love, compassion, and expertise you would expect from a vastly higher staff!
WE appreciate everything they do, stand for, and represent.
An incredible organization.
The Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana...IS amazing! They are 100% the real deal. With a concern for the animals AND the humans who take care of them. The staff and SERVICES are wonderful. There are SO MANY, who have been the recipient of their assistance have been served by people who are efficient, caring and passionate. All they areas that they serve are incredibly fortunate. A Large coverage area, an incredible number of needy animals and people, with the amount of staff, they are a TRUE GIFT to both the citizens AND AGENCIES they work with. Their PASSION and devotion to their cause is an inspiration to us all!