The Service Fairs
The Bloomington, IN service fairs are multi-agency events which are organized to provide free vaccines, minor medical exams and treatment, animal care supplies, and grooming to the companion animals of the homeless. Animal guardians will also have the opportunity to pick up human clothing, hygiene kits, and social service referrals. Please see the information below for the next Bloomington service fair.
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Location: Trinity Episcopal - 111 S. Grant Street (in the Brabson Garden), Bloomington, IN 47408
Blessing of the Animals Service: 11 AM - 12 PM
Service Fair: 12:15 PM - 3 PM
Interested in volunteering? Please contact Christine Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to contribute supplies to be distributed, please drop off pet supplies (dog/cat food, toys, leashes, etc.) to the Monroe County Humane Association or Bloomington Animal Care and Control (inside Stray Intake) by Thursday, September 28. Please specify that the donation is for the My Dog is My Home service fair.
If you would like to contribute human supplies to be distributed, please bring your donation items to Trinity Episcopal by 10:30AM on September 30th. We are requesting jackets, canned and easy to prepare human foods, blankets, and other winter items.
Make a financial gift directly to the Bloomington service fair.
See Photos From the 2016 Service Fair
Please click the photo to see the gallery of images.
Because My Dog is My Home believes that solutions for providing shelter and housing for people experiencing homelessness with their companion animals should be informed by the local context, we took the November 20th service fair as an opportunity to better understand the experience of human-animal homelessness in Bloomington. In addition to directly meeting the basic needs of the companion animals, we also engaged attendees through a brief intake interview and survey that helped us assess existing and needed local resources.
Click here to read the service fair report.