Hired in 2008, John Aleshire faced huge debt, lagging volunteer participation and a tarnished reputation at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. He plans to retire next year with many of its challenges long past.
The Humane Society of Indianapolis is ready to open its new Animal Welfare Center in Haughville, featuring a low-cost vaccination clinic. The group wants to raise $750,000 to add a low-cost spay-and-neuter clinic to the center.
As of Friday, 39,900 people had signed up for the local Race for the Cure, which drew 42,000 last year and 45,000 in 2008.
The Indianapolis event is the sixth-largest in the country, but it ranks 70th nationally in terms of dollars raised.