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Posted Oct 10, 2012

Indianapolis Colts players volunteered at the Humane Society of Indianapolis and the Martin Luther King Community Center on Tuesday, October 9.

INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday, October 9, Indianapolis Colts players ILB Jerrell Freeman and OLB Justin Hickman and Colts Co-Owner and Vice Chair Kalen Irsay visited with their four-legged fans during a trip to the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane).

During their visit, Irsay and players toured the facility and worked alongside volunteers caring for the animals. Freeman shared how much he enjoyed the experience, especially since giving away his dog before moving to Indiana because of the demands of his full schedule. Hickman was immediately attached to a basset hound-beagle mix named “Blue Boy,” who he helped train while at IndyHumane. By the end of the day, “Blue Boy” had found a new home with a Colts staff member.

The players also delivered a large towel donation on behalf of the Colts organization, contributing to IndyHumane’s great need for animal linens. Annually, the organization cares for more than 4,000 animals.

Earlier this year, Irsay, an animal-lover herself who owns a cat and two dogs, served as an honorary chair for the IndyHumane annual “Mutt Strut” fundraiser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She served as grand marshal of the event in 2011.

Check out photos from the visit here.

Later on Tuesday, Colts players TE Dwayne Allen and ILB Moise Fokou volunteered at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Indianapolis for a competitive game of BINGO with seniors. Each player took turns calling out the BINGO numbers, helping participants mark their cards and passing out Colts gear and prizes.

Both visits were a part of the team’s “Community Tuesday” program, which engages players in community outreach events and programs on their only day off from practice.

Check out photos from the visit here.

About The Humane Society of Indianapolis

The Humane Society of Indianapolis is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life. IndyHumane is the first choice in providing direct services for shelter cats and dogs, including adoption, foster home placement, behavior training, appropriate medical care, and low-cost vaccine services. As the voice for the animals, IndyHumane brings together like-minded animal-focused individuals and groups to educate the public about animal welfare issues and concerns. For over 100 years, it’s all about the animals. 

A private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that receives no public or private government funding, the Humane Society of Indianapolis is Indy-based and independent, and  is supported solely by contributions, grants, bequests, investments, and adoption and service fees. For more information and current adoptable animals, visit www.indyhumane.org.

About The Martin Luther King Community Center

The Martin Luther King Community Center originated in 1971 as the Butler Tarkington Multi-Service Center in Indianapolis. The mission of the Martin Luther King Community Center is to serve children and families through creative programs that promote hope, self-sufficiency, responsibility and a sense of community. The Center's footprint area reflects tremendous demographic diversity, while its primary audience for direct service assistance is the working poor.  The Center is gaining recognition as one of the city's most progressive social service organizations with innovative services for all ages and audiences. A key distinction for the Center is its focus on the arts as a positive agent for change.

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