Pet Briefs

2013-05-11T00:00:00Z Pet Briefs nwitimes.com
May 11, 2013 12:00 am

ADOPTION EVENTS | Merrillville, Highland

American Greyhound will hold adoption events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco in Merrillville and Highland.

FYI: americangreyhound.org

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 at PetSmart, 711 U.S. 41.

FYI: (219) 395-6089

ADOPTION EVENT | Valparaiso

Lakeshore PAWS will have pets available for adoption during the Valparaiso Police K9 Unit 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk today at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso. The race begins at 9 a.m., followed by the non-competitive walk at 9:15 a.m.

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

RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE | Crown Point

Lake County Sheriff's Adoption and Control Center will hold a fundraising rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at 3011 W. 93rd Ave., Crown Point. All proceeds from the event go toward paying for the animals' medical bills.

FYI: (219) 769-7016

FUNDRAISING YARD SALE | Westville

The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual Aunt Kitty's Trash and Treasure Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 and 19 at the shelter, located at U.S. 6 and County Line Road in Westville. Along with yard sale items, there will be other items available for purchase as well, such as baked goods, bird houses, cat mats and toys. There also will be food and cats available for adoption. Donations are needed and may be brought to the shelter from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17. No personal clothing or large furniture.

FYI: (219) 785-4936

ADOPTION EVENT | Valparaiso

Lakeshore PAWS will celebrate its second anniversary with an adoption event and party for at Coco's Canine Cabana from noon to 3 p.m. May 18. The public and all past adopters are invited to attend.

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

ADOPTION EVENT | Valparaiso

Lakeshore PAWS will celebrate its second anniversary with an adoption event and party for at Coco's Canine Cabana from noon to 3 p.m. May 18. The public and all past adopters are invited to attend.

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

ADOPTION SPECIAL | Westville

During the month of May, the Independent Cat Society is promoting the adoption of its tabby cats at the shelter by offering an adoption fee of $35 for one tabby cat or $55 for two. This includes several services, such as spay or neuter, current vaccines, flea treatment, nail trim and a vet visit. This month, as well, cats over the age of 5 will have their adoption fees waived.

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

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 http://www.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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