ADOPTION EVENTS | Merrillville, Goshen
American Greyhound will hold adoption events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco in Merrillville and at Big R in Goshen.
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
RABIES CLINIC | Munster
There will be a rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and 23 at the Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic, 421 45th Ave. First come, first serve. No appointments needed. The event will provide only 1-year vaccines.
FYI: (219) 924-7140 or hscalumet.org/clinic.asp
LOW 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 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.
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.
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
FUNDRAISING EVENT | Valparaiso
Now through January 18, artwork created by seven-year-old Valparaiso-resident Rosa Cohn, and her fellow classmates at TJ Elementary School will be on display at Blackbird Café, 114 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso. Artwork will be available for sale at $10 a picture. The public is invited to a party with the artists and their families on January 18 at 6 p.m. at the café. All proceeds benefit Lakeshore PAWS at Cohn’s request.
FYI: (219) 548-2811
FUNDRAISING EVENT | Valparaiso
Throughout the month of January, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of pints of Where Lizards Dare at Figure Eight Brewing, 150 Washington St, Valparaiso, will be donated to Lakeshore PAWS as part of the microbrewery and restaurant’s PhilanthroPint project.
FYI: (219) 477-2000 or www.FigureEightBrewing.com