Pet Briefs

2013-03-30T00:00:00Z Pet Briefs nwitimes.com
March 30, 2013 12:00 am

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 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

MARCH MADNESS | Westville

The Independent Cat Society is having a March Madness all month in which any cat from the shelter rooms, Kikis or Freckles, is available for adoption for $35 each with a companion for no charge. These cats are all younger, ranging in age from 1 to about 4. The shelter also is waiving adoption fees for any single cat over 5 years old. The shelter is located at U.S. 6 and County Line Road in Westville.

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

TAG DAYS | Chesterton, Valparaiso

The Independent Cat Society will hold tag days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Jewel Osco on Indian Boundary Road in Chesterton, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Wal-mart on U.S. 30 in Valparaiso. The day is an opportunity to meet representatives and animals from the organization.

FYI: catsociety.org

FUNDRAISER | Merrionette Park, Ill.

The South Suburban Humane Society will host its Street Fair for the Fur Kids Fundraiser and Adoption Event from 2 to 7 p.m. April 6 at Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park, Ill. Money raised will go to the humane society's Extreme Makeover to the more than 40-year-old shelter. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and may be bought online. The event will include raffle baskets, silent auctions, food, beer and wine. There also will be street fair entertainers, walking magicians, fortune tellers and adoptable animals, with entertainment by Party Hardigans.

FYI: southsuburbanhumanesociety.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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