PHOTOS WITH SANTA | Highland
A Pictures with Santa event to support the Tree of Hope program will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Petco, 10235 Indianapolis Blvd.
ADOPTION EVENT | Merrillville
American Greyhound will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Petco on U.S. 30.
ADOPTION EVENTS | Schererville
Treasured Friends Rescue will hold an adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at PetSmart.
FYI: (219) 381-8562
HOLIDAY 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 in Westville. The event will include raffles, prizes, cat toys, catnip, cat-related items for sale, baked goods and other gift items for sale.
FYI: (219) 785-4936
FIVE BELOW FUNDRAISER | Highland
Treasured Friends will hold its Five Below fundraiser 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Bring an invitation, which is available at PetSmart in Highland or the Griffith Police Department, to Five Below, 10335 Indianapolis Blvd., and 10 percent of your purchase will aid Treasured Friends.
FYI: (219) 924-2843
ADOPTION EVENT | Schererville
Safe Haven Rescue & Adoption and its small dogs will hold an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at PetSmart, 711 U.S. 41.
FYI: (219) 395-6089
NEUTER SCOOTER | Crown Point
Neuter Scooter will be in Crown Point Dec. 21 to spay and neuter cats. Cost is $50. Register online.
ADOPTION EVENT, CHRISTMAS BAZAAR | Hammond
Second Chance 4 Pets Network will host "A Home for the Holidays" pet adoption event and Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Xtreme Motorsports, 6647 Kennedy Ave. The event will include adoptable pets, baked goods and other bazaar items. Santa Claws also will be on hand to take pictures with pets.
FYI: (219) 771-6768
ADOPTION SPECIAL | Westville
The Independent Cat Society is waiving the adoption fee for any cat older than 5 during December. Cats younger than 5 can be adopted for $75 and get a companion at no additional cost.
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 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.
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