Pet Briefs

2014-06-21T06:00:00Z Pet Briefs nwitimes.com

ADOPTION EVENT | Highland

American Greyhound will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco on U.S. 41.

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, 711 U.S. 41.

FYI: (219) 381-8562

ADOPTION EVENTS | Crown Point, Schererville

Safe Haven Rescue and Adoption and its small dogs will hold adoption events from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Pet Supplies Plus, 1676 E. Summit St., Crown Point, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at PetSmart, 711 U.S. 41, Schererville.

FYI: (219) 395-6089

OPEN HOUSE | Westville

The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual spring open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the shelter, located at the corner of U.S. 6 and County Line Road. The shelter will have home baked goods, home grown plants, catnip, toys and blankets for sale.

FYI: catsociety.org

ADOPTION SPECIAL | Westville

Through Sunday, the Independent Cat Society is partnering with Best Friends to hold a 9 Lives for $9 adoption promotion. Any cat or kitten older than 9 months is available for $9 each, with a limit of two.

FYI: catsociety.org

RECEPTION | Westville

The Independent Cat Society will host a Black and White Reception from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Rainbow Bridge Garden located on the ICS shelter grounds. There will be food from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., music from 6 to 7 p.m. and a memorial serve honoring pets who have passed on with Father Andrew Corona officiating at 6:30 p.m.

FYI: catsociety.org

ADOPTION SPECIAL | Westville

During June, the Independent Cat Society will adopt any black and white cat or kitten for $45. A companion cat or kitten of any color is only $25.

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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