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2018 Indy Pet Resource Flyer here!

posted Sep 8, 2017, 5:47 AM by Marie Lewis

Here is our pet resource guide, updated for 2018. This is your comprehensive list of who to call for everything from low-cost spay/neuter clinics to a cat stuck in a tree.

See the document attached below or click here.

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside to offer supplies for Indy pets during cold weather

posted Jan 14, 2017, 5:43 AM by Marie Lewis

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside to offer supplies for Indy pets during cold weather

Indianapolis, IN – January 14, 2017 – Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO) will provide straw for Indianapolis dog owners and community cat caretakers this Sunday, January 15 from noon to 3 p.m. at the FIDO warehouse located at 1505 N. Sherman Dr., 46201. These supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis while they last. Donations are appreciated!

It is now a violation of city ordinance (revised Code of the Consolidated City and County, Indianapolis/Marion County, IN Section 531-401) to leave a dog outside when the temperature is below 20°. Dogs require shelter and insulating bedding whenever they are kept outdoors. Straw is the best type of insulation for a pet shelter. Domesticated pets, especially short-haired breeds, do not have the same protection against the brutal cold as wild and roaming animals.

During the winter, a dog house will keep a dog dry and help maintain body heat.  The house should only be large enough for him to turn around inside and not much bigger, and should be half-filled with straw for bedding and insulation.  Face the opening to the south and nail heavy plastic or cloth strips over the door to keep the wind outside and body heat inside.

Those who need to report pets in immediate danger need to call the Mayor's Action Line at 317-327-4622. For those who need help with their own dogs, FIDO can be reached via our website at fidoindy.org or by calling 317-221-1314.

About FIDO

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 animal welfare organization that focuses on helping low-income dog owners improve the quality of life for their outside dogs.

Since 2005, FIDO has made significant strides in Indianapolis to reduce the number of chained dogs and has helped hundreds of families provide humane containment for their outside dogs by providing fencing and shelters.

Resources

All information and resources related to FIDO: fidoindy.org

FIDO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndyFIDO

To volunteer, please email: volunteer-coordinator@fidoindy.org

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Press Contact

Marie Lewis

mlewis@fidoindy.org


FIDO's partners with Chili's Give Back program

posted Dec 3, 2016, 10:16 AM by Marie Lewis

Great news friends! We are participating in a fundraiser with the Chili's Grill & Bar Give Back program! Dine at any of the six participating locations in central Indiana between now and February 25, present the attached voucher (hard copy or on smartphone) and FIDO will receive a generous 15% on all purchases. This INCLUDES ALCOHOL AND CARRY-OUT! Participating locations: Noblesville, Eagle Creek, Martinsville, Plainfield, Traders Point, and Keystone. Happy eating!

Fall 2016 Newsletter

posted Oct 20, 2016, 10:46 AM by Marie Lewis

FIDO Friends and Volunteers,
 
We want to share with you our fall newsletter highlighting some of our work and accomplishments over the past 6 months.  This has been a very busy year for FIDO as we continue our mission to improve the lives of chained and neglected dogs in Indianapolis.  We appreciate your past support and hope that you will continue to support FIDO as a volunteer, partner, or financial supporter.
 
Darcie Kurtz
Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO)
 

FIDO benefit: paint a portrait of your pet!

posted Oct 12, 2016, 4:42 PM by Marie Lewis

The Neighborhood Vet is hosting a Paint Your Pet Party!

December 3rd, 2016
3:00pm
$45 per portrait/person

It's our way to have fun and help FIDO give back to the community. FIDO (Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside) is a local organization that helps owners improve the quality of life for their outdoor dogs. A great emphasis is put on making dogs a part of the family. FIDO also helps feeds the feral cat population in Indianapolis,

All portrait proceeds will go directly to FIDO!

Space is limited, so contact them early to save a spot - c

all (317) 722-0811 or visit http://www.theneighborhoodvet.com/

Indy pet resource flyer 2016

posted Sep 5, 2016, 10:41 AM by Marie Lewis

Here is our Indy pet resource flyer, updated for 2016. These sheets include a ton of information on low-cost veterinary care, spay/neuter, vaccinations and more. Click the images to view the full size version, or download the PDF document below.





Nina Mason Pulliam grant to allow FIDO to expand, improve neighborhood outreach, animal welfare efforts

posted Jul 29, 2016, 6:07 PM by Marie Lewis

With an extremely generous grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO) will expand our efforts to improve the quality of life for dogs in Indianapolis.

The one-year grant will be used to support FIDO's public education campaign for the city’s new care and treatment ordinance, FIDO’s core neighborhood outreach efforts, as well as strategic, long-range planning with a financial consultant to ensure our continued growth and success.


“We're grateful that the Trust has recognized our efforts to improve the lives of outside dogs in Indianapolis and we look forward to taking these efforts to the next level,” said FIDO Board President Jeni Christoffersen.


About FIDO

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 animal welfare organization that focuses on helping low-income dog owners improve the quality of life for their outside dogs. Since 2005, FIDO has made significant strides in Indianapolis to reduce the number of chained dogs and has helped hundreds of families provide humane containment for their outside dogs by providing fencing and shelters.


About the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam on March 26, 1997, to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana for 50 years. The Trust seeks to help people in need, protect animals and nature, and enrich community life in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix.


Resources

FIDO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndyFIDO

To volunteer with FIDO, please email: volunteer-coordinator@fidoindy.org

For more information about the Trust and its programs, visit www.ninapulliamtrust.org.

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Press Contact

Marie Lewis

mlewis@fidoindy.org

July 4 Safety Tips!

posted Jul 3, 2016, 1:54 PM by Marie Lewis

The ASPCA published a list of July 4th safety tips and we wanted to share them here with you! Due to the fear and anxiety surrounding holiday fireworks, more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day. Have fun, but take care of your furry friends! Give them some extra love and attention this weekend. 
  • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them.
  • Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals.
  • Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach.
  • Keep your pets on their normal diet, and keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes, raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.
  • Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it.
  • Keep citronella candles, insect coils and tiki torch oil products out of reach. 
  • Never use fireworks around pets! 
  • Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, who can become frightened or disoriented by the sound.


FIDO Pet Food Pantry reopening June 4

posted May 18, 2016, 6:00 PM by Marie Lewis   [ updated May 18, 2016, 6:04 PM ]

We're please to announce our pet food pantry will reopen Saturday, June 4 at our new location: 1505 N. Sherman. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who reached out and offered guidance, encouragement and real estate tips! We are eager to get back to work in our new home.


1505 N Sherman Dr




Help raise money for FIDO with Marsh Cares!

posted Mar 23, 2016, 10:31 AM by Marie Lewis

Hey FIDO friends! 

We're excited to be a part of the Marsh Supermarkets Marsh Cares fundraising program, and it starts tomorrow March 24 - March 26! Print (or show on smartphone) the attached receipt and 5% of your purchase (on above dates only) will go directly to FIDO! (some items excluded such as beer, tobacco, etc.) Let us know when you stop in!

And mark your calendars! Eligible shopping dates also include:

June 30 - July 2
November 17 - November 19


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