Pet Briefs

2014-02-08T00:00:00Z Pet Briefs nwitimes.com
February 08, 2014 12:00 am

ADOPTION EVENT | Merrillville

American Greyhound will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco on U.S. 30.

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

FUNDRAISER | Schererville

Treasured Friends Rescue will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bakers Square, 1675 U.S. 41. During this time, Bakers Square will donate 10 percent of event sales to the rescue. Print flyer from website.

FYI: griffith.in.gov

ADOPTION OFFER | Westville

During February, the Independent Cat Society will offer a special adoption fee of $50 for the "Purrfect Pair." These are cats that are bonded and need to be adopted together.

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

SWEETHEART CONTEST | Westville

The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual Sweetheart Contest. Eight cats are running for Sweetheart of the Year this year. Vote by going to the organization's website and by clicking on Paypal, or by mailing a check payable to ICS, Sweetheart Contest, PO Box 735, Westville, IN 46391. Indicate which cat you are voting for.

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

SWEETHEART DAY | Chesterton

The Independent Cat Society will host a Sweetheart Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at the American Legion, 798 Wabash. The event will include booths with items for sale, raffles, box lunches for $10 and music, as well as appearances by the cats running for Sweetheart of the Year.

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

CALENDARS | Westville

The Independent Cat Society calendars are available for purchase, with proceeds going toward the shelter. Cost is $15.

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 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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