Pet Briefs

2013-09-14T00:00:00Z Pet Briefs
September 14, 2013 12:00 am

ADOPTION EVENTS | Highland, LaPorte

American Greyhound will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco in Highland, as well as participate in the Dog Days Downtown-Rescue Avenue event from 3 to 7 p.m. today between Lincolnway and Jefferson Avenue on Michigan Avenue in Laporte.


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

ADOPTION EVENT | Schererville

Safe Haven Rescue and Adoption and its small dogs will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at PetSmart's Adopt-A-Thon, 711 U.S. 41.

FYI: (219) 395-6089


From 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 20, an assortment of regional music talents will join forces at Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, to raise money for the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. The event is open to all ages and features five top area talents each performing a 55-minute set of music. The event will include door prizes and raffles. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

FYI: (219) 938-3339 or

POKER RUN | Miller Beach

The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana will hold a fundraising poker run Sept. 29, beginning at the humane society, 6100 Melton Road. Registration is at 11 a.m., with the last bike out at noon. Entry fee is $20 per bike. View puppies at the shelter while waiting. Soft drinks will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for best poker hand. The poker run will end at Goodfellas in Cedar Lake, and at 7 p.m., the band Bad Cadillac will perform.

FYI: (219) 938-3339 or

DOG BITE SEMINAR | Schererville

Bear Run Animal Hospital will host a seminar called "Dog and Family Safety: Strategies for Dog Bite Prevention" from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St. The event, in conjunction with the Schererville Parks and Recreation Department, will educate the public on how to avoid dog bites and be aware of the warning signs dogs give when they feel threatened, with the goal of saving the lives of humans and dogs. Registration is requested for this free event.

FYI: (219) 865-5530 or (219) 864-7180

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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