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…

Brookside Neighborhood Pilot Project Launch

The Brookside Neighborhood on the near east side of Indianapolis has historically ranked toward the top for animal calls for service, ordinance violations, and animal intakes at Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS). Because Brookside also has an engaged neighborhood association and is located near both FIDO and the FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic, FIDO chose the…