Over the past few weeks, The Animal Protection League's staff and volunteers have been on the front lines protecting and caring for our community's homeless pets. As animals continue to pour though our doors, we have an obligation to work hard to place these deserving dogs and cats into loving homes. We urgently need your help.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
ADOPT: We need adopters more than ever before! Following recommendations for social distancing, we are completing adoptions outdoors by appointment only. Please visit inapl.org/adoptable-dogs or inapl.org/adoptable-cats to view all of our available animals. When you find a pet you'd like to meet, complete an application at inapl.org/adoption-application. Once it's processed, a member of our team will be in touch with you to plan your visit.
We've been overwhelmed with an incredible outpouring of support. We're receiving an exponential amount of applications each day. Our small team is working around the clock to process each application and match every adopter with the best pet for them. We appreciate your patience as we work hard to continue making connections.
VOLUNTEER: While current safety restrictions have caused us to postpone volunteer orientations, there are other ways to help. We urgently need volunteers willing to take home cat and/or dog laundry, wash it, then return it to the shelter. You do not need to be a shelter volunteer to help with this daily task. We've placed labeled bags of dirty laundry in our Laundry Shed to make pick-up and drop-off easier than ever. Just stop by the shelter at 613 Dewey St., Anderson, to grab a bag (or more). Laundry can be picked up and dropped off ANYTIME!
DONATE: Funds and supplies are critical to keeping our doors open and the animals in our care alive. Make TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation at inapl.org/donate or by clicking the donate button below. All of our most needed supplies are available on our Wish List, the easiest way to donate supplies.
CLOSED: The Animal Protection League is currently closed to the public. We continue to accept owner surrenders and stray pets, during normal business hours. If you have lost or found a pet, please call 765-356-0900 before coming.
POSTPONED: Volunteer orientations have been postponed until we're able to safely reopen our facility. We gladly continue to accept volunteer applications. If you'd like to join our compassionate crew, please visit inapl.org/volunteer
SOCIAL DISTANCING AT APL
The Animal Protection League is launching a checklist of protocols to ensure that no shelter pet lives are lost as a result of the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. The health and safety of our pets and the community is our top priority. According to the World Health Organization, there is no evidence that companion animals have been infected or could spread Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Beginning March 17, 2020, The Animal Protection League is closing to the public. We have made this decision to protect our staff and volunteers, our animals, and the public. We will monitor the situation as this crisis is changing day to day and protocol may change. This does not affect Animal Control.
Our facility remains open for adoptions by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, visit inapl.org/adoptable-dogs or inapl.org/adoptable-cats for up-to-date information on pets currently available for adoption. Please complete an Adoption Application for the animal you are interested in, and a member of our team will contact you with more information and to set up a meet and greet appointment. This is the time when you and all members of your household will come to our facility to officially make your connection with an adoptable pet.
All non-essential personnel in our shelter have been asked to work remotely. That means we have a minimal staff working at the shelter right now, ensuring that pets are fed, walked and kennels are clean.
As a standard best practice, we ask that all pets have proper ID tags with contact information and that their microchip is up to date. This will help your neighbors get your pet back to you in the event they go missing, and will prevent them from having to enter the shelter.
If you find a lost pet, file a Found Report, hold the pet you found, and attempt to get the pet back to its owners through posting flyers and using Nextdoor and Lost and Found pages.
Pet owners should wait to surrender their pet and should rehome pets to friends and family if they're able to do so.
We appreciate your ongoing support at this time.