FIDO was formed in 2005 as a volunteer-based animal advocacy group that helps people improve the quality of life for their outside dogs—with a focus on chained and neglected dogs. FIDO helps residents of Indianapolis find alternatives to continuous chaining as a method of dog containment while promoting proper care and treatment. FIDO works with citizens to help bring their dogs inside the home to be part of the family.
Our areas of focus are the urban, low income, higher crime neighborhoods of Indianapolis. Many of the citizens we work with struggle with their own issues, including poverty, medical issues, and victimization. They often love their dogs but need guidance and resources to provide a more humane level of care. Many of the dogs we help have never been to a veterinarian and spend most of their lives outside.
Targeted humane education and outreach is a large part of the work we do at FIDO. We offer guidance and assistance with supplies and services to residents who are willing to work with us to improve their dogs’ quality of life. FIDO works in partnership with other organizations to provide spay/neuter assistance, which we require, for the dogs we serve. Our help is provided for free or at a nominal fee.