Pet Briefs

2012-12-15T00:00:00Z Pet Briefs nwitimes.com
December 15, 2012 12:00 am

DOPTION EVENTS | Merrillville, Angola

American Greyhound will hold adoption events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco in Merrillville and from 10 a.m. to noon (EST) today at Rural King in Angola.

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

ADOPTION EVENT | Schererville

Safe Haven Rescue and Adoption and its small dogs will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at PetSmart, 711 U.S. 41.

FYI: (219) 395-6089

OPEN HOUSE | Westville

The Independent Cat Society will hold its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday 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

GIFT WRAPPING FUNDRAISER | Valparaiso

The Independent Cat Society will have volunteers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Barnes and Noble, located in the Marketplace Shopping Center on Silhavy Road to wrap gifts for patrons. Donations to help the rescue group care for its cats will be accepted.

FYI: (219) 785-4936

LOW 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

DECEMBER SPECIAL | Westville

During the month of December, all cats and kittens are available for adoption at the Independent Cat Society for $35. This special price celebrates the 35th year in operation as a no-kill shelter. The shelter’s goal is to adopt 35 cats or kittens during this month.

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

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: 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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