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.
An investigation found that lab employees kicked, threw, and dragged dogs; lifted rabbits by their ears and puppies by their throats; violently slammed cats into cages; and exposed animals to toxic chemicals.