Pet Briefs

2012-11-24T00:00:00Z Pet Briefs nwitimes.com
November 24, 2012 12:00 am

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.

FYI: www.hshfpetasst.org

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.

FYI: www.hshfpetasst.org

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.

FYI: www.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 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.

FYI: www.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 www.southsuburbanhumanesociety.org/lowcost-spayneuter-clinic

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