A Whirlwind 2 days, 43 animals impacted

             Our 2-day spay/neuter transport marathon is done, and 32 dogs and 11 cats are now spayed/neutered! This effort impacted a total of 22 low-income households. Not too shabby for a couple of days work, especially knowing several of the animals involved have had prior litters. Today went extremely well. At…

Driven to Keep Them Fed

FIDO’s April pet food pantry remained open in spite of the state-wide travel restrictions and stay at home order in place. This is because food pantries fall under essential charitable services. We are thankful for this because in the past several weeks, we’ve had numerous calls requesting assistance. For eight hours, it was a steady…

Keeping Lexie Home

While most of us are experiencing some serious cabin fever and are ready to get out of the house, Lexie, a sweet chunk of a girl, wants nothing but to stay home with her family. FIDO squeezed in this fence project before a lot of the travel restrictions were put in place. After talking with…

Covid 19 – Impact on FIDO programs

Pet Food Pantry: Please note that our July pet food pantry is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm and it will again be a drive-thru format. Clients should attend the same time interval they have been given for the past several months and anyone with the 2-4 time frame can attend any time…

The Flow of the Pantry

     At our February pet food pantry, we totally re-worked our client traffic flow patterns to better streamline the processes, decrease congestion and generally provide a better day for everyone. Well, it worked! Our new client check-in area was moved to our front office to give new clients a little more privacy during the…

This is how it should always go

We recently followed up on a referral from Indianapolis Animal Care Services to assist a woman, we will call Vanessa, who had  moved to Indy with her four dogs. Vanessa is caring for the dogs the best she can. The IACS officer recognized that Vanessa wanted to improve her dogs’ care, so he did not…

The Magic of the Chip

Neighbors from our Brookside target neighborhood showed up at our door with a big sweet pooch they had found running loose in their neighborhood. We noticed that he was neutered and so we were hopeful that he was also microchipped. Voila, he was! From the Home Again microchip service, we learned his name was Dagwood…

Big Day in Brightwood

In early February, FIDO teamed up with Indianapolis Animal Care Services on proactive care and treatment outreach sweeps in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood. This is an area with a lot of dogs, cats, and people in need of resources. 7 FIDO representatives each paired up with an animal control officer. 14 vehicles, loaded with pet supplies…