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Dog Information

Heartworm Disease
Getting Rid of Fleas
Parvovirus Information
Taking Care of Teeth
Kennel Cough
Budgeting for a Pet
Medications Unsafe for Pets
Arthritis Management
Tick Preventatives

Reporting Animal Cruelty

It is your responsibility to report animal cruelty of any kind if you see it or know of it happening. If you witness animal cruelty in progress and believe an animal’s life to be in immediate danger, call 911.  **There is a well-established link between animal abuse and person abuse. If an animal is being abused, it should be taken seriously, as people & children in the home may be affected as well.



  • Mayor’s Action Center – 317-327-4622 or 317-327-1397,  7:30AM – 5:30PM, Monday – Friday


  • ​For after hour emergencies including sick/injured animals, dangerous and aggressive animals, &         animal attacks in progress, please call the police non-emergency line (317) 327-3811.


  • Please be patient. Please also make sure there is a clear violation of one of the ordinances. 

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Division (IACCD) is the enforcement authority for animal ordinances in Marion County –  Read the complete Indianapolis / Marion County Animal Ordinance here.

Please know the following information when you call or submit your request to the Mayor's Action Center: 

  • Do not submit multiple reports

  • Please give Animal Control Authorities time to respond to your request

  • Do not post your concern on FaceBook, as this can create duplicate requests through the Mayor's Action Center & delay help to the animals in need

  • Complete address of where this is happening – number and street

  • Owner’s name (if you know it)

  • How many pets? 

  • Are they dog or cats?

  • How long has this been happening? 

  • What is happening to this pet/pets? 

  • Where is/are the pet or pets located?  Are they in yard or on porch or other?  Where should an officer look?  

  • If you have pictures or video, please retain for Indianapolis Animal Care Services

  • You may remain anonymous if you choose


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