PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA | Lansing
Home Sweet Home Forever Pet Assistance will host pet photos with Santa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Ted’s Feed Store, 17950 Burnham Ave.
WINTER PET FOOD DRIVE | Highland
Home Sweet Home Forever Pet Assistance will hold a Winter Pet Food Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Wicker Park’s club house. The group will have thank you bags for the first 50 people making a pet food donation. There also will be raffles and refreshments.
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
NOVEMBER SPECIAL | Westville
The Independent Cat Society is offering an adoption special during the month of November. All adoptions are $35 and include spay or neuter, vaccines, nail trim, flea treatment and free initial vet visit.
FYI: (219) 785-4936
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
NEW 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 www.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 www.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 www.southsuburbanhumanesociety.org/lowcost-spayneuter-clinic