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Paws on my Heart, Inc.

2160 E. 116th St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Our Mission

We are a Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit feline rescue group that was established in 2018. We work in many Indiana counties, including Hamilton, Marion, Delaware, and many places in between. We run on 100% volunteers and donations.

Our Mission:
To rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home cats and kittens in need. We aim to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering in order to create a community that values the well-being of all cats. And even if we can't help directly, we utilize our contacts and various resources to assist to the best of our ability.

Our vision:
A society free from the challenges of feline overpopulation, and where responsible pet ownership is second nature. We seek a world where the public is well-informed on animal matters in order to provide the best care for their furry companions.

Our Values:
1. We are a no-kill rescue. We believe that every cat deserves a chance at life. We do all we can to rehabilitate even the most troubled cats and place them somewhere they can live their best lives.

2. We do NOT support or allow declawing of our cats. We sometimes rescue cats that have previously been declawed and may consider placing them with a family that prefers a declaw.

3. We require our adoptees to be indoor cats for their safety and well-being.

Our cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on their FVRCP (distemper) vaccines, and given general de-wormer. Most of our cats are FeLV/FIV tested, and rabies shots are given to most cats over 3 months old.

We always have many available cats up for adoption. Since we are a foster-based rescue, most of them are with a foster and there are always several in the Carmel Petco Adoption Room at 2160 E 116th St in Carmel, IN.
Meetings can be arranged to meet the kitty of your dreams!

We also bring in new groups of cats and kittens to Petco every Saturday. Come meet our furry friends, wonderful volunteers, and head Cat Rescue Lady, Martha Strong.

*Please do not contact Petco for any inquiries*

Adoption Policy

We get tons of inquiries, so an approved application is the quickest way to getting to the next steps. APPLY HERE:

Even if you don't have a kitty picked out, this is how we learn more about you and can help us match you with the purrfect pal! You may be contacted if we have further questions. You will receive a notification if your application is approved.

The application includes our rescue's terms and policies.

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