ADOPTION EVENTS | Merrillville, Highland, Coldwater
American Greyhound will hold adoption events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco in Merrillville and Highland, and from 10 a.m. to noon today at Family Farm and Home in Coldwater, Mich.
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 & CHRISTMAS BAZAAR | Hammond
Second Chase 4 Pets Network and 2x2 Rescue will host “A Home for the Holidays” pet adoption and Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Xtreme Motorsports, 6647 Kennedy Ave. Bazaar items include baked goods, apparel, pet calendars, jewelry, Christmas crafts and pet gifts. Santa Claws will be on hand to take pictures with kids and pets for a small fee. All proceeds go to the two rescue organizations to help homeless pets.
FYI: (219) 771-6768
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE | Miller
The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana will hold its “Christmas for the Animals” open house from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the shelter, 6100 Melton Road, Miller Beach. Come get a professional photo taken of your pet and enjoy food, drinks, a raffle and door prizes.
FYI: (219) 938-3339
OPEN HOUSE | Westville
The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at the shelter, located at U.S. 6 and County Line Road. The event will include goods for purchase, as well as several animals for adoption.
FYI: (219) 785-4936
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM | Michigan City
The Michigan City Animal Control Division has announced a new 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