Pet Briefs

2013-03-09T00:00:00Z Pet Briefs
March 09, 2013 12:00 am

ADOPTION EVENT | Highland, Goshen, Michigan City

American Greyhound will hold an adoption events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco in Highland and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) today at Big R in Goshen. The group also will participate in the St. Pat's Parade today in Michigan City.


ADOPTION EVENT | Schererville

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

FYI: (219) 381-8562


The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual ICS Pussycat Pizza Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Aurelio's, 2330 N. Hwy. 35. Tickets are $12 at the door and include all-you-can-eat pizza and pop. At 8 p.m., the organization will hold a dessert raffle. All proceeds go toward to the ICS.

FYI: (219) 785-4936 or


The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana and the American Legion Hall in Gary will present a fundraiser, "Benefit the Animals," from 1 to 6 p.m. March 17 at the Legion, 6601 Hobart Road. Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, carrots, red potatoes and a shamrock cookie for $10. Dinners to go will be available, as well as a cash bar. Children 5 and younger with paid adults can eat for $5. Proceeds go to the animal shelter.

FYI: (219) 938-3339

FASHION SHOW | Valparaiso

Hosted by the Business Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Association of Valparaiso University, Catwalk for the Cause features spring 2013 styles for men and women. The show begins at 6 p.m. March 22 at Harre Union Ballroom, Valparaiso University, 1509 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso. All proceeds benefit Lakeshore PAWS.

FYI: (219) 476-PAWS (7297) or


The Independent Cat Society is having a March Madness all month in which any cat from the shelter rooms, Kikis or Freckles, is available for adoption for $35 each with a companion for no charge. These cats are all younger, ranging in age from 1 to about 4. The shelter also is waiving adoption fees for any single cat over 5 years old. The shelter is located at U.S. 6 and County Line Road in Westville.

FYI: (219) 785-4936 or

FUNDRAISER | Merrionette Park, Ill.

The South Suburban Humane Society will host its Street Fair for the Fur Kids Fundraiser and Adoption Event from 2 to 7 p.m. April 6 at Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, Ill. Money raised will go to the humane society's Extreme Makeover to the more than 40-year-old shelter. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and may be bought online. The event will include raffle baskets, silent auctions, food, beer and wine. There also will be street fair entertainers, walking magicians, fortune tellers and adoptable animals, with entertainment by Party Hardigans.


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


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


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.



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


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

FYI: (877) 819-3300 or


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


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



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

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