About Us


We are a non profit small city shelter- and the medical costs are paid for by fundraisers and donations. As you can imagine our vetting is by far our biggest expense, we work extremely hard to raise the funds needed to provide medical care to all the animals that come to the shelter. 
We work with  Premier Spay & Neuter and Wellness Clinic, owned by Dr Metz. They have opened their doors to us and assisted us in providing excellent medical care to the animals at the shelter. THANK YOU DR METZ!  We could not do it without you !!
Premier is a low cost spay and neuter and wellness clinic.  They are located in Parma and easy to get to.  Please consider them if you have a pet that need a veterinary.  This is one veterinary you can afford!
Check out Preimer Spay Neuter and Wellness Clinic at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Premier-SpayNeuter-Wellness-Clinic/348285401934434?id=348285401934434&sk=info
Although we do not get nearly as many dogs as cats for adoption we do get some dogs in.
Dogs receive DHLP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, checked for heartworm disease and neutered before they are put up for adoption ( money permitting)
All cats and kittens are tested for FIV/FELV diseases. All cats receive their FVRCP and Rabies Vaccinations.They are also checked for ear mites, fleas etc and treated when needed. They are all also wormed.
We have all our adult cats spayed or neutered before going to their forever home. Kittens are neutered if they are old enough according to the veterinarian. We do our best to make sure you are getting a healthy pet at a reasonably low price. Our purpose is to make sure these abandon animals get a great FURREVER home!


Adopting A Friend

If you are interested in adopting a friend, Please call Judy at 216-524-3940 from 8-4 weekdays, friends!

You may also email  INDYSHELTER@aol.com for an adoption application.  We try to place all our pets in compatible homes.

We also occasionally post private adoptions for rescues or private parties that need to find a home for their pets.  Please contact Judy if you need to place an animal.  We will try to assist you in any way possible. 

Our animals will go to their forever homes fully vaccinated, tested, altered(if old enough) and very loved. 

We thank each and every one that helps to save animals - and especially those that help us out at our little shelter.   Without your generosity and love and care we would not be able to do what we do for these poor homeless animals.


Who We Are


We are a local group of people that work to place stray animals picked up in the City Of Independence and get them fully vetted and get them in responsible forever homes.


Come Visit Us

Because we are a small shelter please call ahead if you are interested in one of our lovely animals.  Our doors are not open all day because most our volunteers have full time jobs and other responsibilities.

We will try to accommodate you in meeting a pet we have at the shelter.  

The mailing address for the shelter is the address listed.  The shelter is located at a different address . Please call for the address - 216-524-3940 

Due to too many people dropping off animals we will not list the cat shelter address.

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