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Animal Control

Whiting creates new animal control, special events departments

WHITING | The City Council recently created two new executive departments, one for special events and one for animal control.

September 21, 2014 6:15 pm
Porter County Animal Control and new NetGuns

Porter County Animal Control and new NetGuns

Porter County Animal Control officers try out their new NetGuns to use for capturing stray dogs Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.

April 15, 2014 4:21 pm

What's taking so long to address this animal issue?

On Jan. 7, my neighbor's dog tried to attack me as I was knocking on their door to inform them their unleashed dog had been out in the subzero temperatures for more than 15 minutes.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood OKs dangerous dog ordinance

GLENWOOD | Pet owners who have dogs deemed dangerous will need to meet certain requirements as outlined in an ordinance the Village Board adopted last week.

August 31, 2013 7:33 pm

Pet Oktoberfest is Saturday at Lake County Fairgrounds

CROWN POINT | The Animal Adoption and Control Center will host its second annual Pet Oktoberfest between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds. There will be pet vendors along with animal rescue groups, the Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit and Posse, Lake County Sheriff John…

October 16, 2012 12:00 am

Snoopy comes home

CROWN POINT | Snoopy and his owner were reunited Friday.

October 05, 2012 7:30 pm

Lake County ordinance does not require warrant to seize animals

CROWN POINT | While the Lake County Sheriff's attorney John Bushemi did not respond last week to queries about the use of warrants in impounding animals, a seasoned criminal attorney said warrants are not necessary to rescue distressed animals in plain view.

June 17, 2012 9:30 pm

Animal control staffer firing protests continue

CROWN POINT | A spokesman for Lake County Sheriff John Buncich declined further comment on the status of fired animal control employee Victoria Beasley, but her supporters aren't taking her firing as final.

June 14, 2012 7:22 pm

Protester threatened with charges

CROWN POINT | A woman opposing the firing of a longtime employee of the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption Center reported receiving a call Monday from the sheirff's investigations division regarding charges being filed against her.

June 11, 2012 8:04 pm

Monkey business a show-stopper at BP Whiting Refinery

The remains of two small monkeys found in a crate of equipment at the BP Whiting Refinery have been removed for safe disposal, a company spokesman said Thursday.

June 07, 2012 3:30 pm

Dead monkeys found in shipment at BP

Contract workers got a jarring surprise Wednesday afternoon at the BP Whiting Refinery when they encountered a shipment crate that contained two dead monkeys.

June 06, 2012 8:00 pm

Town frets dozens of cats in home

PORTER | Michele Bolinger, speaking on behalf of Building Commissioner Art Elwood Tuesday night at the Town Council meeting, updated officials on a home considered overrun by cats.

October 25, 2011 9:00 pm

Town seeking assistance with dangerous animals ordinance

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council might seek help from a veterinarian as it looks to address an ordinance regarding pit bulls and other dangerous animals in Merrillville.

October 20, 2011 9:15 pm

Pit bulls menace subdivision, residents say

MERRILLVILLE | Concerned residents in Merrillville's Sedona subdivision want the town to address problems with unattended pit bulls they believe to be dangerous in their neighborhood.

October 12, 2011 12:00 am

Pig's on the lam in St. John

ST. JOHN | One pig is on the loose and one penned at a south suburban farm after St. John police received a call Thursday about two pigs running free on a St. John road.

September 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Michigan City changes the structure of animal control

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City has changed the design of the animal control division by moving the animal control officer to the Police Department, Assistant Chief Royce Williams announced Wednesday.

September 07, 2011 7:28 am

Town seeking animal control agreement with county

WINFIELD | The Lake County sheriff could begin providing more than police protection to Winfield under a developing agreement.

August 23, 2011 12:00 am
Animal control seizes three dogs from E.C. home

Animal control seizes three dogs from E.C. home

CROWN POINT | Three abandoned dogs seized from an East Chicago home were severely underweight, flea-infested and in desperate need of medical attention, Lake County Animal Control spokeswoman Victoria Beasley said.

August 21, 2010 12:00 am
Animal control seizes three abandoned dogs from E.C. home

Animal control seizes three abandoned dogs from E.C. home

A 2-year-old female German shepherd was found abandoned along with two male dogs in an East Chicago home. The dogs, which are being treated for malnutrition, flea infestation and assorted medical conditions, have been taken to the Lake County Animal Control building in Crown Point.

August 21, 2010 12:00 am

New leader affirms no-kill shelter

CROWN POINT | April Godra's said her first act as director of Lake County no-kill animal shelter was to keep it from being politically euthanized.

July 06, 2010 2:15 pm
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