Pet Briefs

2014-05-31T06:00:00Z Pet Briefs nwitimes.com
May 31, 2014 6:00 am

ADOPTION EVENTS | Homewood, Chesterton, Valparaiso

American Greyhound will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco in Homewood. The organization also will participate in the 4th Annual Black Cat Strut from 8 a.m. to noon today at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve in Chesterton, and at the Celebration of Wildlife from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Ave., Valparaiso.

FYI: americangreyhound.org

ADOPTION EVENTS | Schererville

Treasured Friends Rescue will hold an adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at PetSmart.

FYI: (219) 381-8562

ADOPTION EVENT | Valparaiso

Safe Haven Rescue and Adoption and its small dogs will attend the Tractor Supply Company's Purina Days event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 2500 Morthland Drive.

FYI: (219) 395-6089

COLORING CONTEST | Munster

Children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to enter Humane Society Calumet Area's coloring contest for a chance to win an HSCA T-shirt or have his or her artwork featured on the cover of the quarterly newsletter. The coloring contest is held in conjunction with the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge and is designed to increase awareness about animal adoption among school-aged children.

FYI: (219) 513-8911 or hscalumet.org/aspca.asp

WALK-A-THON & VENDOR FAIR | Highland

Paws in the Park is a walk-a-thon and vendor fair for families, friends, and their pets that helps raise much-needed funds for the animals of Humane Society Calumet Area. The 22nd annual event will take place on June 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Main Square Park in Highland. The one-mile walk-a-thon is family and pet-friendly, and the carnival-themed vendor fair features a variety of booths, games, activities, food and more.

FYI: (219) 513-8911 or hscalumet.org/paws-in-the-park.asp.

ADOPTION EVENTS | Munster

Humane Society Calumet Area kicks off the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge with an adoption event featuring no-cost adoptions for college students and recent college graduates on June 1 at 421 45th St, Munster, IN from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Qualifying application and student ID required. Adoption events continue throughout the summer. A complete list of events is available on the website.

FYI: (219) 513-8911 or hscalumet.org/aspca.asp.

ADOPTION SPECIAL | Westville

During May, the Independent Cat Society, in partnership with Best Friends, will host a Back in Black adoption event. Many beautiful black cats and kittens are available for adoption for $45, and a companion of any color, for $25.

FYI: (219) 785-4936 or catsociety.org

WALK-A-THON, VENDOR FAIR | Highland

Paws in the Park is a walk-a-thon and vendor fair for families, friends, and their pets that helps raise much-needed funds for the animals of Humane Society Calumet Area. The 22nd annual event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at Main Square Park in Highland. The one-mile walk-a-thon is family and pet-friendly, and the carnival-themed vendor fair features a variety of booths, games, activities, food and more.

FYI: (219) 513-8911 or hscalumet.org/paws-in-the-park.asp.

NEEDED | Northwest Indiana

Lakeshore PAWS is looking for area families willing to open their homes to a litter of puppies and their mother.

FYI: (219) 476-PAWS (7297) or lakeshorePAWS.org

COST SPAY/NEUTER | Munster

Recipients of public aid (Food Stamps, Medicaid, Unemployment or Disability) can have their pet spayed or neutered at the Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic for a low cost: $50 for dogs, $30 for cats. Feral cats and pit bulls can also be fixed at these prices, regardless of owner income.

FYI: (219) 924-7140 or hscalumet.org/clinic.asp

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM | Michigan City

The Michigan City Animal Control Division has announced a volunteer program that will encompass kennel duties located at Michigan City’s Central Maintenance on the west side. Duties will include feeding cats and dogs and cleaning the kennels. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

FYI: emichigancity.com

RAINBOW BRIDGE GARDEN | Westville

The Independent Cat Society is building a Rainbow Bridge Garden where the human-animal bond is celebrated and beloved companions can be memorialized. Memorial bricks are available for either $125 or $75. Order forms are available on the website or at the shelter.

FYI: (219) 785-4936 or catsociety.org

LARGE DOG SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE | Northwest Indiana

Financial aid is available to all dogs weighing 40 pounds or more to get them spayed or neutered.

FYI: (877) 819-3300 or calumetsnap.org

FOSTERS NEEDED | Munster

Humane Society Calumet Area is looking for local families willing to open their homes to infant animals in need of special care. Training is provided.

FYI: (219) 922-3811

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | Region

Petite Paws is in need of volunteers and foster homes. Volunteers are needed to help make calls, raise funds, transport, attend events and foster.

FYI: petitepaws.org

LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER TRANSPORT | Gary

Dog and cat owners looking to get their pets fixed can take advantage of a transport program offered by the South Suburban Humane Society in Glenwood, Ill. The program transports pets to the clinic from Gary on the second Wednesday of the month. The clinic offers special rates for low-income families and those receiving disability, Social Security, unemployment or other public aid. Other vaccinations and procedures are available the day of surgery.

FYI: (708) 755-1110 or southsuburbanhumanesociety.org/lowcost-spayneuter-clinic

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