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Anastasia Trekles enjoys making a difference as the newest board president of the Independent Cat Society, a no-kill cat shelter in Westville.
MERRILLVILLE | For about a year, the Treasured Friends animal rescue has been attempting to find new homes for dozens of cats living in a Merrillville man's home.
When Mary Ann Massa felt she was missing fulfillment in her life, she decided to make a difference by helping animals.
A year ago today, I wrote a letter to my then unborn child. We had recently learned he was a boy, but he still had no name so I called him “Little Baby.”
MERRILLVILLE | David Kotulak is fond of the many cats that fill his Merrillville home, but he understands he must part ways with most of them.
Peter Madafferi, of Merrillville, scans the woods for a stray dog spotted outside Henryville, Ind.
Darin Lee, of RobDar's HoundSong Rescue in Hammond, drops water off at the fire station in downtown Henryville, Ind. A dozen volunteers departed Northwest Indiana early Sunday on a mission to to help a Jeffersonville, Ind., animal shelter. They filled their cars with cases of water, blankets…
Lake County Animal Control Center Field Officer Tara Stanley's dog Zuma returns empty handed Sunday after scaling woods in search of an injured stray dog spotted from the road outside Henryville, Ind.
Beth Millies, a volunteer for the Lake County Animal Control Center, hugs a dog found next to a flattened house Sunday in Henryville, Ind. Millies was among a group of region volunteers that traveled to the tornado-ravaged town to bring supplies and care for stray pets. The dog later was reu…
David Sumpter pulled his dog Lucky out of the bottom of the rubble in his Henryville, Ind., house after a tornado ripped through it Friday. While making food runs, Sumpter left Lucky in his "DOG"-marked car to protect what little belongings he had left.
Victoria Beasley, a public liason with the Lake County Animal Control Center, gives a slice pizza to a stray dog found next to a flattened house in Henryville, Ind.
A message taped to a case of water delivered to Henryville, Ind., conveys empathy from a dog owner from Gary's Miller section.
Roberta Lee, of RobDar's HoundSong Rescue in Hammond, drops off donated dog food Sunday at the fire station in downtown Henryville, Ind.
Victoria Beasley, left, a public liaison with the Lake County Animal Control Center, and Beth Millies, a volunteer, comfort and give water to a stray dog found next to a flattened house in Henryville, Ind.
PORTAGE | Firefighters are known for rescuing kittens from trees, but Thursday afternoon, Portage firefighters went one step further.
Amy Vary, of Dyer, gives animals a second chance at healthy lives in loving, adoptive homes through Illiana Rescue.
They say God sends us teachers and/or angels when we have need for one. The angel and teacher that God sent to me is named Sue Hanlon. She is the President of "I Wanna Go Home Pet Rescue," a not-for-profit foster pet agency.
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