In Munster, Humane Indiana recently completed a major renovation to the Humane Indiana Shelter and Adoption Center. To mark the occasion, on May 26, 2021 at noon, the Munster
Chamber of Commerce will honor the grand reopening of the shelter with a ribbon-cutting celebration. Humane Indiana says with new and larger kennels that exceed national standards, the upgrades are helping shelter dogs be more comfortable and less stressed. The kennels give dogs clean, designated spaces for sleeping, playing, and eating and allow Humane Indiana staff and volunteers to comfortably provide food and enrichment activities, beyond the time the canines spend exercising outside. Also added are new acoustic ceiling tiles, reducing the sound and echoes made when dogs bark. For cats is a new Community Cat Colony room to play and socialize, along with an expanded cat showcase that gives felines more space to curl up in their beds, eat a nutritious meal, and enjoy enrichment activities.
“We are grateful for the generous support of our donors and volunteers for all of the time and effort they put into this renovation. This major remodel directly impacts the cats and dogs who are in need of a home and is only possible because of the commitment of our supporters,” says Brian Fitzpatrick, CEO of Humane Indiana. Additional upgrades completed in the renovation include updated signage, a new paint job, and floors that are easier to clean and maintain for years to come. Humane Indiana says all upgrades meet or exceed the Association of Shelter Veterinarian’s Guidelines for improving community animal health and well-being.
“In the process of the renovation, we’ve made the adoption experience more shelter pet-friendly, so it’s easier than ever to find your forever friend,” says Jessica Petalas, director of Humane Indiana Shelter. Humane Indiana invites the community to see the new upgrades to the shelter throughout the month of May and to visit shelter pets who are in need of a place to call home. Visit HumaneIndiana.org for more information and to see the current process for adoptions.