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Agencies form effort to treat dogs, cats rescued from Indianapolis fires

Treatment program formed for dogs, cats rescued from Indianapolis fires

News 8 at 5 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Fire Department said Thursday it is launching a program aimed at helping animals.

The department created a partnership with the Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care Services Foundation and Noah’s Animal Hospital to create the Domestic Animal Rescue Treatment Program. It centers around dogs and cats rescued from house fires.

Rescued animals will be taken to a Noah’s location for treatment. All services will be free to pet owners for the first 48 hours. Treatments are being funded by Indianapolis Animal Care Services, the city’s animal control agency.

The fire department said Thursday that 15 animals have been treated so far.

The program is funded through donations to Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care Services Foundation. Donations have included ones from Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Inc., the fire-restoration service Michaelis Corp. and Glick Philanthropies.


Colder and quiet rest of the week.

A good 20° swing this morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel like temperatures in teens. Will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t hep us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Day time highs should warm to the upper 30s. Tonight will be cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid 40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by mid week with highs in the mid 40s.